The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics by Andrew Small


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China and Pakistan, India’s two most powerful neighbours, share an ‘all-weather’ relationship that is as reputed for its depth as it is layered in secrecy. Based on years of research and interviews,Andrew Small has put together the story of China and Pakistan’s growing, and in parts troubled, friendship.Essential reading to understand the economic, political and security map of Asia, especially India’s neighbourhood, The China-Pakistan Axis explains Beijing’s extraordinary support to Pakistan’s nuclear programme and defence planning, their strategic cooperation on India, the United States and Afghanistan, and the implications for counterterrorism efforts.A special chapter for this Indian edition brings the book up-todate on China’s involvement in the Taliban talks. About the AuthorAndrew Small has worked on Chinese foreign and economic policy issues in Beijing, Brussels, London, and now Washington, D.C. He is a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.