Development or Conflict? The China-Taliban Alliance
Beijing makes a risky bid on Afghanistan’s natural resources
By: Salman Rafi Sheikh
In January, Afghanistan received its major foreign investment project since the country fell in 2021 to the Taliban, signing with the Chinese state-owned Xinjiang Central Asia Petroleum and Gas Company to extract oil from the Amu Darya basin and develop an oil reserve in the country’s northern Sar-e-Pul province.
The fact that it ha…
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