US soldiers who are part of the Nato deployment are seen through the cracked window of an armoured vehicle in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province in July 2018. US retrenchment in Afghanistan was a campaign promise by President Donald Trump. Photo: AFP
S. George Marano
Opinion

Opinion

S. George Marano

US exit from Afghanistan would leave the way clear for China to increase its influence in the region

  • China’s shared border with Afghanistan through the Wakhan Valley and its model of non-intervention are advantages it can exploit to cement its foothold
  • The withdrawal of US troops would also send a serious message of diminishing US power

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US soldiers who are part of the Nato deployment are seen through the cracked window of an armoured vehicle in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province in July 2018. US retrenchment in Afghanistan was a campaign promise by President Donald Trump. Photo: AFP
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S. George Marano

S. George Marano

Dr S. George Marano has extensive entrepreneurial experience in starting up and working with enterprises in the fields of education, mining and financial services in addition to consulting as a subject matter expert in the field of business strategy. He has worked in many international markets, mainly in Asia and Latin America. Dr. Marano holds a PhD in Strategic Management, MBA, Master of Commerce (RMIT University) and Grad. Dip in Asian Law (The University of Melbourne).