The China-Pakistan Axis: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

Andrew Small talked about the ramifications of Sino-Pakistani ties for the West, India, Afghanistan, and Asia

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Guests

Andrew Small, Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Chaired by

Mark Leonard, Director, ECFR

The China-Pakistan axis plays a central role in Asia’s geopolitics. For decades, each side has been the other’s only “all-weather friend”. Andrew Small talked about the ramifications of Sino-Pakistani ties for the West, India, Afghanistan, and Asia as a whole as well as the dilemmas Beijing increasingly faces as it pursues its strategic rivalry with India and the United States, while addressing a terrorist threat that has become one of the gravest dangers to China’s internal stability.

Andrew Small is a Transatlantic Fellow with the Asia program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, which he established in 2006. He previously worked as the director of the Foreign Policy Centre's Beijing office and as a visiting fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. His most recent book The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics was published in January 2015. 

Mark Leonard is Director at ECFR and editor of China 3.0.