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How realistic is the China–Pakistan–Iran economic corridor?

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dc.contributor.author Rajmil, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Morales, Lucía
dc.contributor.author Andreosso-O’Callaghan, Bernadette
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-30T19:21:14Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-30T19:21:14Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Rajmil D, Morales L, Andreosso-O’Callaghan B. How realistic is the China–Pakistan–Iran economic corridor? Asian Journal of Comparative Politics. 2021 Dec;6(4):405-20. DOI: 10.1177/20578911211041403
dc.identifier.issn 2057-8911
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/49107
dc.description.abstract The economic and political influence of China in the Asian region is growing amidst global geopolitical challenges. Economic corridors such as the new Silk Road have been identified as enablers of strategic growth and geo-economic power development in a context of significant political instability. Beijing's strategic approach and the importance of Pakistan and Iran to its aspiration to realise China's dream through its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are examined in this comparative study. The rising role of China in the region and its engagement with Iran and Pakistan and the part that these two countries can play need careful attention. Political and economic joint interests have brought together these three countries with significant links to China's economic corridor and energy projections. But the future of the partnership is very fragile as it is characterised by historical hostilities between Iran and Pakistan that can act as a major impendiment to China's ability to progress. In addition, economic and trade figures show an unbalanced relationship that clearly favours Chinese interests. The BRI and the Chinese plans for those territories still remain blurry as any long-term crisis that characterises fragile and complex international alliances.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof Asian Journal of Comparative Politics. 2021 Dec;6(4):405-20. DOI: 10.1177/20578911211041403
dc.rights Rajmil D, Morales L, Andreosso-O’Callaghan B, How realistic is the China–Pakistan–Iran economic corridor?, Journal of Comparative Politics. Copyright © 2021 SAGE Publications. DOI: 10.1177/20578911211041403.
dc.title How realistic is the China–Pakistan–Iran economic corridor?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://doi.org/10.1177/20578911211041403
dc.subject.keyword BRI
dc.subject.keyword China
dc.subject.keyword CPEC
dc.subject.keyword Geo-economics
dc.subject.keyword Geopolitics
dc.subject.keyword Iran
dc.subject.keyword Pakistan
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