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Join Hudson Institute for a joint webinar in partnership with the Delhi-based United Services Institute to discuss the Sino-Pakistan relationship in-depth and its impact on the U.S.-India partnership and U.S. peer competition with China globally.
The U.S.-China peer competition is spreading to all parts of the world but in South Asia this competition has existed for a few decades. The Sino-Pakistan relationship dates back to the 1950s, but in the last three decades it has moved beyond an economic relationship to a military-intelligence-nuclear partnership. The multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, is only one part of this alliance, with China’s presence at Gwadar port, its close relations with the Pakistan military and its deepening intelligence and technology relations. When it comes to economic relations and soft power leverage, again China has a growing advantage over the United States in Pakistan.
South Asia is a critical area for U.S. Indo-Pacific policy and the direction the various countries in this region take matters to American strategic interests. Since April 2020, there has been a 7 month long border standoff between India and China, with United States supporting India and Pakistan supporting China.