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China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI) is at once a trading and a political strategy. By securing trade routes and enlisting allies, the Chinese are laying the groundwork for their long-term resurgence as Eurasia’s leading economic and political power. If it continues to stand aside from this process, Europe would be making a historic mistake.
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
complicated task of stabilizing Afghanistan is made even more complex by the
support Pakistan and other countries give the Taliban. The United States will
have to navigate this web of interests and alliances carefully. An increase in
American troop levels could deter some of the players in the region from
destabilizing the country. For now, that scenario seems likely.