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The China-­Pakistan-­Afghanistan Triangle

The China-­Pakistan-­Afghanistan Triangle

By Claudia Chia
The dynamics of this trilateral relationship will shape the future trajectory of Afghanistan and its broader implications for regional stability and prosperity.

China Welcomes a Taliban Ambassador to Beijing

China Welcomes a Taliban Ambassador to Beijing

By Freshta Jalalzai
While still short of formal diplomatic recognition, the move is part of a trend of growing engagement driven by the strategic interests of both sides.
The Taliban’s Quest for Foreign Funding Starts With China

The Taliban’s Quest for Foreign Funding Starts With China

By Aarish U. Khan
The Taliban are focusing on the countries that are most likely to be interested in investing in Afghanistan, notwithstanding its human rights record or potential for violence. 

China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Taliban’s Economic Dreams

China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Taliban’s Economic Dreams

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
The specter of insecurity in Afghanistan has been replaced by a lack of governance and widespread incompetence. Investors from China or any other country can be expected to be deeply wary.

What China’s Diplomatic Push in Afghanistan Means for Regional Stability

What China’s Diplomatic Push in Afghanistan Means for Regional Stability

By Ureeda Khan and Syed Basim Raza
China's new ambassadorial appointment lays the groundwork for intensified cooperation between China and Afghanistan. That will have implications for Pakistan as well.

Taliban Give a Warm Welcome to China’s New Ambassador

Taliban Give a Warm Welcome to China’s New Ambassador

By Associated Press
New Ambassador Zhao Sheng was given the royal treatment in Kabul, as China continues to be the Taliban regime's most important foreign partner.

Afghanistan in China’s Grand Strategy

Afghanistan in China’s Grand Strategy

By Saher Liaqat and Abu Hurrairah Abbasi
China’s active engagement in the country's affairs is driven by Afghanistan’s strategic position at the crossroads of Central and South Asia, coupled with its abundant natural resources.
China, Pakistan, and the Taliban: CPEC in Afghanistan

China, Pakistan, and the Taliban: CPEC in Afghanistan

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Claudia Chia. 

China’s Gamble in Afghanistan

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

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

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. 
Taliban Settle Oil Deal With Chinese Company

Taliban Settle Oil Deal With Chinese Company

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban's new deal is actually a repeat of a previous contract signed by the former Republic government with CNPC in 2011. That deal's fate should temper expectations.

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