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Afghan Factor in Reviving the Sino-Pak Axis

  • Swaran Singh
Part of the The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy book series

Abstract

Situated at the crossroads of the ancient Silk Route network of roads connecting thriving trade as well as other administrative and religious travelers across West, Central, and South Asian societies—and having played both the buffer and bridge between rising and falling great empires since ancient times—landlocked Afghanistan today shares its history and borders with Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, as also a short 76-kilometer boundary with China. Highlighting its linkages with India, historians have described it as the gateway for successive invasions into the Indian subcontinent.2

Keywords

Foreign Policy Terrorist Attack Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Military Presence Nuclear Weapon State 
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