A Comparative Study on the Afghan-China Relation Based on Afghan-US relation

Journal of Social and Political


ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5675 (Print)

Published: 06 May 2019

A Comparative Study on the Afghan-China Relation Based on Afghan-US relation

Zabehullah Bashardost

Shandong University, China

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Pages: 285-304

Keywords: Afghan-China Relation, Afghan-US Relation, Copenhagen School Theory, Geopolitical Position, National Interest (Mutual Benefit)


This paper shows and highlights the broad development friendly ties between Afghanistan and the People's Republic of China (PRC) and wants to investigate the effective factors which affect the relationship with the help of theoretically informed sources and historical narratives. The study shows the relationship that started with the ancient Silk Road that passed through Afghanistan, to recent cooperation represented by Afghanistan's membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, AIIB, and OBOR, altogether indicate the continuation of this relationship with the friendly and neighboring country of the People's Republic of China. Moreover, the study tries to explain the differences between Afghan-China relations in comparison with Afghan-American relations. The study adopts Copenhagen school theories based on geopolitics context. Also, this paper tries to respond to this question that, which factors are more important for shaping strength in the relationship of Afghanistan and China based on Afghan- American relation? And is based on the assumption that Afghanistan and China are two neighboring countries with shared values and interests, and these common interests play an effective role in the security, economy, and stability of Afghanistan.


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