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Chinas Growing Strategic Interests in Afghanistan

Huma Qayum, Syed Umair Jalal and Uroosa Ishfaq
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Huma Qayum: PhD Scholar,Department of Political Science and International Relations at International Islamic University IslaPakistan.
Syed Umair Jalal: MPhil Scholar,Department of Political Science, University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan
Uroosa Ishfaq: MPhil Scholar,Department of Political Science,Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.

Global Political Review, 2018, vol. 3, issue 1, 94-100

Abstract: China is giving a push to the reconciliation process among the Taliban and the Afghan government. As well as working on trilateral relations of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and China. China is looking for CPEC expansion to Afghanistan through Pakistan, for which China seeks to explore the ways of reconciliation in Afghanistan among the Taliban and the Afghan government. US wants his long stay in Afghanistan to check the regional power of China and Russia, while China is taking interest in the Afghan peace process to smooth the way for US complete withdrawal. China along with other regional powers in Afghanistan supporting the Taliban demand of the US comprehensive drawdown timeline. The paper will bring into light Chinas role in Afghan peace and reconciliation, especially with the Taliban. It will also analyze Chinas role in Afghanistans infrastructure and development.

Keywords: China; Afghanistan; Strategic interests; reconstruction and reconciliation; Belt and Road Initiative. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.31703/gpr.2018(III-I).10

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