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
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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