August 21, 2021
Does the Belt and Road Have a Future in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan?
By Sebastien Goulard
The Taliban will welcome the hard infrastructure elements of the BRI. The “soft” components are a different story.
August 19, 2021
China’s Political Calculations and Potential Options in Afghanistan
By Jianli Yang
Beijing will approach Afghan affairs – and the Taliban – more cautiously than people think.
August 18, 2021
China Blames US for Chaos in Afghanistan But Offers Cooperation Toward Stability
By Associated Press
Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his U.S. counterpart that China is willing to help promote the soft landing of the Afghan issue” and avoid “humanitarian disaster.”
August 17, 2021
The Taliban: China’s Deal With the Devil in Afghanistan
By Shannon Tiezzi
The Taliban’s promises cannot be trusted. China knows this, but it has few good options.
August 02, 2021
China in Afghanistan: Trade and Terrorism
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Sean Roberts.
July 13, 2021
China’s Afghanistan Gambit
By Barbara Kelemen
The pace of the Taliban’s military advancement on the eve of the U.S. pullout not only stokes worries of regional spillover, but also shines a spotlight on China.
May 18, 2019
Can China Drive the Afghan Peace Process?
By Shubhangi Pandey
China must clarify its strategic priorities to be able to positively influence the trajectory of the Afghan peace process.
April 11, 2019
Afghanistan’s ‘China Card’ Approach to Pakistan, Part 1: 1991-2014
By Ahmad Bilal Khalil
Since the early '90s, Kabul has tried to convince China to intervene with Pakistan on its behalf – to little success.
September 12, 2018
How 1980 Laid the Groundwork for China’s Major Foreign Policy Challenges
By Bonnie Girard
China’s policies on Afghanistan, Xinjiang, Russia, terrorism, and the trade war – all have their roots in the late Cold War era.
August 29, 2018
With Rumored 'Training Camp,' China's Afghanistan Presence Set to Grow
By Catherine Putz
A larger regional view helps shed light on China’s increasing activities in Afghanistan.
April 11, 2018
The Regional Fallout From Trump's Afghanistan Approach
By Sudha Ratan
President Trump’s unpredictable foreign policy means tough times for Afghanistan.