China’s Gamble in Afghanistan
By Ahmed S. Cheema
China is not the first to try to buy stability in Afghanistan. Will Beijing succeed where the U.S. and USSR failed?
Reluctant Critic China Urges Afghan Taliban to Change Stance on Women’s Roles
By Associated Press
Wang said China hopes the Taliban-appointed Afghan interim government will "take solid steps in the right direction.”
China in Afghanistan: Myopia, Denial, and Fantasies
By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan has indeed provided China an opportunity, but there’s little evidence that Beijing has any concrete plan to address the country’s problems.
Donors Fall Short on Afghan Aid Pledges Amid Widening International Rifts
By Catherine Putz
Divergences in approaches to Afghanistan map onto wider divergences between the United States and its allies and China, Russia, and their partners.
Why Is Beijing Going Nuts for Afghan Pine Nuts?
By Ajmal Waziri and Raffaello Pantucci
The trade offers concrete and immediate benefits to both the Chinese government and the Taliban.
After the Fall of Kabul, the US Needs to Reject China’s Narrative on Terrorism
By Omer Kanat
Hyping an unsubstantiated “extremism” threat is a key, and classic, tactic in the Chinese government’s propaganda war.
China, Afghanistan, and the Belt and Road Initiative: Diplomacy and Reality
By Magnus Marsden
China will face a number of difficulties in implementing the BRI in Afghanistan.
‘Great Game’ Redux in Afghanistan?
By Danil Bochkov
As China and Russia align their positions in Afghanistan, the West looks on suspiciously.
US South Asia Policy: The Fallout From Afghanistan
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Michael Kugelman.
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.
China in Afghanistan: Trade and Terrorism
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Sean Roberts.
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.