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Road to Recovery: China, India and Pakistan's Role in Afghanistan's Post-NATO Era

Road to Recovery: China, India and Pakistan's Role in Afghanistan's Post-NATO Era
1 Devonshire Place, Munk School of Global Affairs, Room 208N
Time: Mar 11th, 1:00 pm End: Mar 11th, 3:00 pm
Interest Categories: South Asian, Political Science, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), East Asian Studies (FAS), 2000-
Panel discussion

The Asian Institute presents

Road to Recovery: China, India and Pakistan's Role in Afghanistan's Post-NATO Era


In May 2015, representatives of the Taliban secretly met with Afghan, Chinese and Pakistani officials in the autonomous Chinese region of Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur. The meeting was reported to be part of the preliminary consultations regarding the beginning of full-fledged negotiations between all parties.

This renewal in diplomatic relations between Afghanistan and China, India, and Pakistan comes in the wake of signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) in 2014 and the subsequent drawback of US military personnel and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Since then, regional interest parties in the region, such as China, India, and Pakistan are becoming more actively involved in Afghanistan's recovery through multilateral venues such as the Istanbul Process and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). In particular, China's growing capabilities, its desire for regional stability, and its geographic proximity to Afghanistan make it well placed to play a positive role in Afghanistan's reconstruction.

This panel aims to examine the role of China, India, and Pakistan in the reconstruction of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of NATO troops in 2014 and the respective geopolitical implications it has in the Central and South Asia region.

David Dewitt, Speaker, Professor, Department of Political Science, York University

Aisha Ahmad, Speaker, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

Edward Schatz, Speaker, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

Kanta Murali, Chair, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.

This event is free and open to all. Register online. For further information, please contact Rachel Ostep at 416-946-8996

 


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