China’s geostrategic engagement in a new Afghanistan

Author: BM Jain, Indian Journal of Asian Affairs China is determined to establish a geostrategic foothold in the new Taliban-led Afghanistan. A decade ago, China forayed into Afghanistan’s strategic space by inking deals with the Afghan government in the mining, power and oilfields sectors — although Afghanistan’s chaotic political environment prevented any real progress. China then played a key role in facilitating peace talks with the Taliban from 2014. With the Taliban back in power, China can once again advance its interests. The new Taliban regime has termed China its ‘most important partner’ and a ‘dependable friend’ for aid, investments…

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