Hamid Karzai

China, Afghanistan Deepen Ties

The Afghan government claimed on Monday that militia loyal to army chief of staff and powerful former warlord Abdul Rashi Dostum is interfering with oil exploration by Chinese state-run petroleum giant CNPC, which signed a...

China Says it Agrees with Afghanistan on Politics

AP reports on the visit to Beijing by Afghan President Hamid Karzai: China reassured visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday that it won’t be joining the chorus of disapproval at home and abroad over corruption,...

Shanghai Club, Once Obscure, Now Attracts Wide Interest – Howard French

From the New York Times: The group’s fortunes have also risen with booming global energy markets, because it unites one of the world’s largest and fastest growing energy consumers, China, with several of the largest producers. The politics of the global energy market have proved a powerful draw to many outsiders as well, from Iran […]

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