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.
The Taliban and China: India Sees New Opportunities in Central Asia
India is the geopolitical behemoth of South Asia, boasting a population of over one billion with projections indicating that it will soon overtake China
China Adopts Aggressive Approach in Central Asia
On June 7, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid an official visit to Central Asia to jumpstart the third meeting of the China+Central
Vice President Harris Emphasizes Water Security: Central Asia is a Contender for Partnership
On June 1, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized water security as an essential foreign policy priority
Central Asian Countries Left with the Burden of Keeping Afghanistan’s Lights On
Afghanistan is unable to pay its electricity bill to its northern neighbors and both Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are beginning to feel the pinch.
Sourcing Rare Earth Minerals In Central Asia
The availability and sourcing of rare earths are high-profile concerns for governments and corporations in the U.S., western Europe
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