A Taliban fighter mans a machinegun while patrolling a street in Kabul. Photo: AFP
A Taliban fighter mans a machinegun while patrolling a street in Kabul. Photo: AFP
Alessandro Arduino
Opinion

Opinion

Alessandro Arduino

To understand China’s plans for Afghanistan, take a look at Somalia

  • Will the ‘Graveyard of Empires’ consume the dragon next? Terrorism concerns and its proximity to the US$63 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor make Afghanistan both a liability and an opportunity for Beijing
  • China’s investments and security footprint in Somalia – where it has placed another high-risk, high-reward geopolitical bet – offer a blueprint for its likely approach

A Taliban fighter mans a machinegun while patrolling a street in Kabul. Photo: AFP
A Taliban fighter mans a machinegun while patrolling a street in Kabul. Photo: AFP
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