Pakistani security personnel inspect the site of a suicide attack that wounded at least five people, including two Chinese nationals. Photo: AFP Pakistani security personnel inspect the site of a suicide attack that wounded at least five people, including two Chinese nationals. Photo: AFP
Pakistani security personnel inspect the site of a suicide attack that wounded at least five people, including two Chinese nationals. Photo: AFP
Raffaello Pantucci
Opinion

Opinion

Raffaello Pantucci

The lesson of the Pakistan suicide attack: China will have to pay a high price for its infrastructure plan

China’s greatest security problem in strife-torn Pakistan is that it is increasingly becoming the focus of separatists’ attention, Raffaello Pantucci writes

Pakistani security personnel inspect the site of a suicide attack that wounded at least five people, including two Chinese nationals. Photo: AFP Pakistani security personnel inspect the site of a suicide attack that wounded at least five people, including two Chinese nationals. Photo: AFP
Pakistani security personnel inspect the site of a suicide attack that wounded at least five people, including two Chinese nationals. Photo: AFP
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Raffaello Pantucci

Raffaello Pantucci

Raffaello Pantucci is a senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London and a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore. His work focuses on terrorism, counter-terrorism and China's Eurasian relations. He has a forthcoming book on China's relations with Central Asia and most of his work can be found at raffaellopantucci.com. Prior to Covid-19, he spent a good portion of his time traversing the Eurasian continent seeking understanding about the new continental dynamics.