China and NATO in Afghanistan
What has US policy towards Afghanistan achieved since the USled coalition launched an invasion of the landlocked Islamic country one decade ago? What might have been done differently if NATO and China had cooperated with each other after the United States troops withdrew from the warworn land? What does a cooperative security regime between China and NATO offer to other countries like U.S., Russia, India and Pakistan once China agrees to take the norm of R2P in its neighbor? This article explores the underlying reasons why and how good relations between China and NATO might enhance cooperative security and contribute to a peaceful transition in Afghanistan. Taking into account the question raised above, this paper argues that China’s strategic depth should be secured to include Central Asia, the Middle East, Russia and EastCentral Europe. Therefore, it is necessary for China to work closely with the international community in order to assist Afghanistan in the war against all sorts of terrorism and to make regional peace, to preserve its stability and to promote cooperation with all countries involved.
China; NATO; Afghanistan; U.S.; cooperative security regime.
Authors: Wang Li
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