Agha Hussain

Agha Hussain

Agha Hussain is an independent geopolitical analyst in Rawalpindi with a special focus on Eurasian affairs.

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Opinion | How China and Iran could find more common ground – in Afghanistan

Both China and Iran have long-term interests in Afghanistan, but while China has been a cautious and reluctant actor, Iran has been clear-eyed and proactive. Given the scope of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, it would do well to endorse Tehran’s moves in and around Afghanistan.

Both China and Iran have long-term interests in Afghanistan, but while China has been a cautious and reluctant actor, Iran has been clear-eyed and proactive. Given the scope of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, it would do well to endorse Tehran’s moves in and around Afghanistan.

7 Aug 2022 - 3:30AM
Opinion | Belt and road: can China and Russia extend their Central Asian coexistence to the South Caucasus?

The geopolitics of the South Caucasus makes it harder for Beijing and Moscow to share space there, compared with in Central Asia. Russia lacks a strategic motive to support the expansion of China’s presence in former Soviet regions if it does not help in its rivalry with the West.

The geopolitics of the South Caucasus makes it harder for Beijing and Moscow to share space there, compared with in Central Asia. Russia lacks a strategic motive to support the expansion of China’s presence in former Soviet regions if it does not help in its rivalry with the West.

5 Jul 2022 - 12:15PM
Opinion | How China’s belt and road diplomacy could end the Ukraine conflict for good

Ukraine’s integration into the ambitious rail network linking China with Europe, by providing alternative routes bypassing Russia, would be acceptable to the EU and US. And Russia, too, could be open to China taking a lead on brokering a sustainable ceasefire, especially if it means lifting some sanctions.

Ukraine’s integration into the ambitious rail network linking China with Europe, by providing alternative routes bypassing Russia, would be acceptable to the EU and US. And Russia, too, could be open to China taking a lead on brokering a sustainable ceasefire, especially if it means lifting some sanctions.

15 Jun 2022 - 9:15AM