Odil Gafarov: Chinese Private Military Companies Rise Alongside Belt and Road

Odil Gafarov is a Scholar residing at Yenching Academy of Peking University. He is one of the only two researchers in the world investigating the development and progress of Chinese private military companies. Recently in cooperation with Chatham House he published a pioneering piece on activity of Chinese private military companies in Central Asia.

On this podcast, Odil Gafarov talks about the developments regarding China’s usage of private security forces in protecting Belt and Road projects in Africa and Central Asia.

Read Odil’s piece on Chinese private security companies’ activity in Central Asia: Click here

Listen to the Podcast below in English or Chinese!

Voice Actors:臧力榕 (Greg Stec), 何如梦 (Odil Gafarov)

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