December 01, 2021
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.
October 06, 2021
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.
September 15, 2021
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.
September 08, 2021
‘Great Game’ Redux in Afghanistan?
By Danil Bochkov
As China and Russia align their positions in Afghanistan, the West looks on suspiciously.
September 06, 2021
US South Asia Policy: The Fallout From Afghanistan
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Michael Kugelman.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.