China Ponders Post-2014 Afghanistan

Neither "All In" nor Bystander

Published in: Asian Survey, v. 55, no. 2, Mar./Apr. 2015, p. 325-345

Posted on RAND.org on June 28, 2016

by Andrew Scobell

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Since 2001, China has warily watched the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan and associated footprint in Central Asia. In 2014, Beijing grew alarmed that a U.S. exit would prompt a resurgence of violence and Islamic radicalism in Afghanistan that could spill over into neighboring states, including China.

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