Sino-Pakistani relations: Politics, military and regional dynamics
23 April 2020, 13:00 to 14:30
Bush House, Strand Campus, London
Abstract: Sino-Pakistani relations have been at heart of Asia’s geopolitics in recent years. Since the announcement of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as the 'flagship project' of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the relationship between Islamabad and Beijing has morphed into a multi-dimensional partnership. This includes infrastructural and economic components.
While a qualitative shift in the bilateral ties has occurred, the military component has retained its central role over the years, reflecting the power structure within Pakistan.
This talk unpacks the political and military dynamics behind Sino-Pakistani Relations over the past 20 years, looking at the wider trends in the relationship as well as at the evolution and implementation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
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About the speaker
Filippo Boni (The Open University) is Lecturer in Politics and International Studies. His first book 'Sino-Pakistani Relations. Politics, Military and Regional Dynamics' (Routledge, 2019) details the evolution of the relationship between Pakistan and China, against the backdrop of Pakistan’s domestic politics.
He is the co-editor of, and contributor to, Asia Maior, Italy’s leading academic publication on Asia’s current affairs, and he is a Graduate and Early Career Representative on the executive council of the British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS).
He tweets @FilippoBoni1.
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