US leaves China a Xinjiang terrorism problem with its Afghanistan exit
  • With the return of the Taliban and civil war seen as likely threats to a weak Kabul, China faces a security vacuum on its Western borders
  • Beijing needs to guard against the spread of Islamist extremism, but Chinese boots on the ground in the ‘Graveyard of Empires’ would ring alarm bells in India and Russia
1 May 2021 - 5:49PM
US-China relations
US leaves China a Xinjiang terrorism problem with its Afghanistan exit
1 May 2021 - 5:49PM
  • With the return of the Taliban and civil war seen as likely threats to a weak Kabul, China faces a security vacuum on its Western borders
  • Beijing needs to guard against the spread of Islamist extremism, but Chinese boots on the ground in the ‘Graveyard of Empires’ would ring alarm bells in India and Russia
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