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CNA Talks

Episode 95: A Belt and Road Through Afghanistan?

The collapse of the Afghan government to Taliban fighters has prompted the U.S. and its allies to evacuate their citizens from the country. However, China has bucked the trend by leaving its embassy in Kabul open and suggesting that it is interested in a cooperative relationship with the Taliban.

CNA analyst Brian Waidelich joins John Stimpson, to discuss how China has a history of playing both sides when it comes to Afghanistan and how they might leverage their existing relationship with the Taliban to further their interests in the region.

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John Stimpson, Communications Associate