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Chinese Mine Threatens Afghan Buddhist Site

In Afghanistan, a planned Chinese mine at the site of the world’s second largest deposit of copper is threatening an ancient Buddhist settlement including the remains of a 100-acre monastery. Archeologists are currently...

What Is China’s post-2014 Afghan Strategy?

China’s model of economic development has yielded significant economic leverage in Afghanistan, but NATO forces are set to withdraw next year and Rafaello Pantucci writes that Beijing needs to formulate and implement a...

Is China Pivoting to the Middle East?

While the U.S. is set to withdraw 34,000 troops from Afghanistan by next year, some Chinese foreign policy wonks have been pushing for China to “march west” to fill the void that the U.S.’s “pivot to...

Can China Win in Afghanistan?

China has long been working to strengthen relationships with nearby Central Asian states. While regional security and economic development are primary motivations for Beijing’s interaction with Central Asia, a press...

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