AFGHANISTAN: DISCERNING CHINA’S WESTWARD MARCH

@article{Sharma2019AFGHANISTANDC,
  title={AFGHANISTAN: DISCERNING CHINA’S WESTWARD MARCH},
  author={R. Sharma},
  journal={Asian Affairs},
  year={2019},
  volume={50},
  pages={546 - 568}
}
  • R. Sharma
  • Published 2019
  • History
  • Asian Affairs
  • This article discerns the shifts in China's engagement with its Western neighbour, Afghanistan. Beijing's approach has gradually shifted from dis-interest to a careful re-calibration of strategy indicating Afghanistan's growing eminence in its strategic calculus. This transposition – dating back to the 1980's – it is argued has been accentuated as the ‘West’ weans itself away from the Afghan theatre. This article demonstrates that Beijing's chequered history of engagement with Kabul has been… CONTINUE READING

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