CPC - Caspian Policy Center
Dante Schulz serves as a Research Assistant with the Caspian Policy Center. He completed his B.A. at The George Washington University with a double major in international affairs and history and minor in Chinese. He is interested in studying China’s increasing presence in global affairs through the Belt and Road Initiative along with its implications for neighboring countries. At CPC, he focuses his research on great power competition, Chinese-Central Asian relations, and invigorating the private sector to participate in the Caspian Region’s investment portfolio. Dante is a former intern for the Inter-American Dialogue where he analyzed Chinese investment in Latin America and former research assistant for a National Science Foundation grant affiliated with Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Psychology and Education.
Caspian Countries Support Ukraine Through Humanitarian Aid Relief
On April 8, Uzbekistan was added to the growing number of Caspian countries dispatching humanitarian aid to Ukraine
Tracking Trans Continental Connections: China Inaugurates a New Transcontinental Freight Train Route Through the Caspian Region
China inaugurated a new freight train route April 15 expanding its railroad connections with Europe
Factional Fighting in Afghanistan Threatens Central Asian Security
When the Taliban seized full control of Afghanistan last August, the five Central Asian republics braced for an uptick in security concerns
China-Uzbekistan Bilateral Relations
Uzbekistan and China established bilateral relations in 1992 shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union. Since then, the two countries have enjoyed moderate diplomatic
With War in Europe, Georgia Looks to the EU
On March 3, Georgia officially applied for membership in the European Union. The chairman of the ruling Georgian Dream Party Irakli Kobakhdize, said, “We call on the EU bodies
China-Turkmenistan Bilateral Relations
Turkmenistan remains the Caspian region’s most isolated country, adhering to a policy of non-interference and non-alignment called "positive neutrality"