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China & the Taliban: Pragmatic Relationship
26. June 2019|CEIAS Insights | 6 Min Read

China’s relationship with the Taliban has been motivated by its own security interests and economic considerations. However, its pragmatic nature could offer an alternative platform for the actors that have […]

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China’s twofold CPEC strategy in Pakistan
28. September 2018|Research Papers | 2 Min Read

On August 11, 2018 eighteen Chinese workers on a bus were approaching Dalbandin, city just 340 km away from the provincial capital Quetta, which has been repeatedly attacked by local […]

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China in the Middle East: A ‘Quiet Strategy’ of Balancing
24. February 2018|Blog, CEIAS Insights | 7 Min Read

If China were to become a new active leader in the Middle East it would have to be willing to, first, bear the costs, and, second, adopt a more complex […]

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Saudi Pursuit of Islamic Leadership: New Cultural Challenge for ASEAN?
21. January 2018|Blog, CEIAS Insights | 9 Min Read

  The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been, for decades, positioning itself as the leader of Islam. Since 2017, when King Salman visited Southeast Asia, Saudi Arabia has been engaging […]

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