Kemel Toktomushev Research Fellow, University of Central Asia
Jan 11 , 2018
Beijing has long refrained from engaging militarily beyond its borders. However, as some recent reports suggest, this situation may soon change. Ferghana News reported that China will build a military base in the northern province of Afghanistan.
Sajjad Ashraf Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore
Sep 14 , 2017
The U.S. may be the strongest state militarily, but it needs regional players like China, Iran, Russia and Pakistan to make success of its policy choices on Afghanistan. Operationally it needs to rely on Pakistani ports and road networks to resupply American troops in Afghanistan.
He Wenping Senior Fellow, Charhar Institute
Sep 08 , 2017
Although some have derided Trump’s Afghan strategy as being “old wine in a new bottle,” his policy actually contains quite a few new elements that are conducive to peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.
Chen Jimin Associate Research Fellow, CPC Party School
Sep 08 , 2017
President Donald Trump’s speech on August 21 lays out his new strategy for winning in Afghanistan.
AP The Associated Press
Jan 11 , 2016
A key gathering opened on Monday in Islamabad in which four major countries - Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States - hope to lay the roadmap to peace for the war-shattered Afghan nation.
Oct 13 , 2015
Michael Auslin has called for a “new realism” in U.S. foreign policy toward China in these pages, one that “begins with an official acceptance that we are locked in a competition with China that is of Beijing’s choosing.” Moreover he suggests that Sino-U.S. dialogue must be “reset” and “conducted not as an unearned gift to Beijing, but only when there are concrete goals to be achieved.”
Ben Reynolds Writer and Foreign Policy Analyst in New York
Jan 22 , 2015
Strained relations between the Uyghur community in Xinjiang and the Chinese government have led to increasing instability, which hinders China’s larger goals to increase trade with Central Asia and the Middle East. China's New Silk Road strategy may provide an opportunity for the CCP and Uyghur leaders to strike an uneasy bargain, albeit one that can halt the cycle of repression and retaliatory violence.
Fu Xiaoqiang Director, Institute of Security and Arms Control, CICIR
Dec 04 , 2014
As China assists in Afghanistan’s reconstruction, some U.S. experts describe China as a “free-rider” in global conflict, despite the interests China shares with the U.S. in promoting peace and stability in the “Eurasian crossroads.” Sino-Afghan cooperation is not a zero-sum game where China gains and the U.S. loses. Instead, cooperation benefits both.
Shao Yuqun Director, Center for American Studies, SIIS
Jan 28 , 2014
Reconstruction of Afghanistan may be an important field of cooperation in the progression of Sino-US relations. While there are many areas of cooperation, Shao Yuqun also explains some areas of tension.
Richard Weitz Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Mar 25 , 2013
As US and NATO forces prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014, Washington must carefully examine the strategic power vacuum that will be left in its void. Given China’s increasing influence in Central Asia, US policy makers must be cognizant of its recommendations for managing the region and enlist China’s assistance to implement them.