For the most part, attention around China’s border relations focuses on its contested maritime boundaries. But China’s borderland relations are equally disputed. Across its land borders, China has a range of human, cultural and crucial economic links, and in many cases these borders are relatively recently decided, if defined at all.
In this new webinar series, YCW delves into China’s borderland relations through a series of conversations with regional experts to understand the intricacies of each one — as well as any broader patterns. Given recent events, Afghanistan is the focus of the second instalment in this series, and YCW is delighted to host Tamim Asey. As a researcher and former deputy defense minister, he is a genuine Afghan voice well-suited to help us navigate China’s past, present, and future relationship with the country.
Raffaello Pantucci (YCW Co-Founder)
About Tamim Asey:
Tamim Asey is the former Afghan Deputy Minister of Defense. He is the founder and executive chairman of Kabul-based think tank The Institute of War and Peace Studies (IWPS) and the Council on Foreign Relations of Afghanistan (CFRA), and his work has appeared in Eurasia Review, The Diplomat, Foreign Policy Magazine and others.
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Video edited by: Sam Colombie
Music by: Blue Dot Sessions