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China’s Afghanistan Gambit
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.

China’s Afghanistan Challenge and the Central Asian Dilemma 
June 16, 2021

China’s Afghanistan Challenge and the Central Asian Dilemma 

By Niva Yau and Raffaello Pantucci
None expect China to replace the United States in military terms, but Central Asia may hope Beijing plays a more substantial role in Afghanistan.
China Urges Closer Afghanistan Ties as US Withdrawal Looms
June 04, 2021

China Urges Closer Afghanistan Ties as US Withdrawal Looms

By Associated Press
China has long resented the presence of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan, but is equally wary of instability in the region.

Du Youkang on China’s Stake in Afghanistan
May 04, 2021

Du Youkang on China’s Stake in Afghanistan

By Shannon Tiezzi
What the peace process and U.S. withdrawal means for Beijing.

Raffaello Pantucci on China’s Presence in South Asia
May 01, 2021

Raffaello Pantucci on China’s Presence in South Asia

By Catherine Putz
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan highlights the importance of South and Central Asia to China.

Regional Interests at Stake as Biden Announces Military Withdrawal From Afghanistan
April 21, 2021

Regional Interests at Stake as Biden Announces Military Withdrawal From Afghanistan

By Saif Khattak
Russia, China, Iran, India, and, most of all, Pakistan have interests at stake as the U.S. aims to withdraw from Afghanistan.

Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Coming Biden Presidency
December 17, 2020

Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Coming Biden Presidency

By Ankit Panda
Will the Biden administration finally end the U.S. presence in Afghanistan?
China’s Stake in the Afghan Peace Process
September 22, 2020

China’s Stake in the Afghan Peace Process

By Sohrab Azad
Afghanistan is already of strategic importance to Beijing. As U.S. troops leave, China's influence will grow.

Should China’s Afghan Outreach Worry India?
August 14, 2020

Should China’s Afghan Outreach Worry India?

By Monish Tourangbam and Chayanika Saxena
How should New Delhi read Chinese designs in Afghanistan?

China Pledges Support for US-Taliban Peace Agreement
March 02, 2020

China Pledges Support for US-Taliban Peace Agreement

By Associated Press
 China on Monday pledged its support for the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement in Afghanistan and called for the "orderly and responsible" withdrawal of foreign troops to avoid a power vacuum and possible terrorist resurgence.

Beijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan?
February 26, 2019

Beijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan?

By Catherine Putz
What should be made of recent reporting that shows evidence of a Chinese paramilitary presence in Tajikistan?
With Rumored 'Training Camp,' China's Afghanistan Presence Set to Grow
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.

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