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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd (January 15, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849043418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849043410
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,195,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An excellent book." --Anatol Lieven, New York Review of Books


"This unique and timely work provides fresh insights into one of the most important and most neglected new developments in world affairs -- China's turn to south and west Asia. As the US pivots toward (East) Asia, Andrew Small shows us how China is moving beyond traditional concepts of Asia." -- Barnett Rubin, Senior Fellow and Director at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University


"The China-Pakistan Axis explores one of the most resilient and paradoxical bilateral relations of the post colonial era -- a superb illustration of the manner in which international relations can be determined by power considerations. Pakistan and China have been 'all weather friends' for more than fifty years in spite of their ideological differences. Andrew Small shows that their rapprochement resulted mostly from a real politik assessment of their common enemy, India, but that non material variables are back in the picture today because of the islamist connection in the case of the Uighurs, for example. The strength of Small's work lies in its analysis of the fascinating scope and trajectory of the Beijing--Islamabad relationship." -- Christophe Jaffrelot, Research Director at CNRS, Sciences Po and author of The Pakistan Paradox: Instability and Resilience


"Andrew Small's remarkable book paints a vivid picture of twenty-first century geopolitics by uncovering one of the most important and under-explored relationships. A gripping narrative of how China's rise meets nukes, terrorists and the Taliban" -- Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations and author of What Does China Think?

About the Author

Andrew Small has worked on Chinese foreign and economic policy issues in Beijing, Brussels, London, and now Washington, D.C. He is a transatlantic fellow with the Asia program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, which he established in 2006. He previously worked as the director of the Foreign Policy Centre's Beijing office; as a visiting fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and was an ESU scholar in the office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. His articles and papers have been published in outlets including the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Washington Quarterly. He is the author of the new book: "The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia's New Geopolitics", published by Hurst / Oxford University Press.

More About the Author

Andrew Small is a transatlantic fellow with the Asia program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, which he established in 2006. He previously worked as the director of the Foreign Policy Centre's Beijing office; as a visiting fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and was an ESU scholar in the office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. His articles and papers have been published in outlets including the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Washington Quarterly. He is the author of the new book: "The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia's New Geopolitics", published by Hurst / Oxford University Press.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. Sparding on January 16, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
The ultimate book on one of the most important and fascinating relationships in international affairs today.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Magger on January 16, 2015
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Amongst the most illuminating books I've read on Chinese foreign policy. By looking at China's relationship with Pakistan - it's closest friend - Small has shone a light on what it is that makes China tick when it comes to its calculations about the role the country should play in the world. It's also an entertaining and easy read - not something one can say of many books with such high praise from academics.
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chen Weihua on January 15, 2015
Format: Hardcover
This is an extremely biased book. China and Pakistan relations are all weather. But it has also evolved to much less geopolitical from the Cold War era. Now China hopes such a relationship could play a positive role in the regional development through projects such as the Silk Road Economic Belt. China is also working with Pakistan in trying to stabilize Afgahnaistan after US troop withdrawal. The United States should truly thank China for that after it failedd miserably in the 13-year war that resulted huge loss of life.
Chinese Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai said that maybe China can pave the way to peace and stability with Silk guns and tanks cannot. The truly reflects the Chinese philosophy.
The use of word Axis in the title is biased. But it's common in the West to bash China. It's cool and it sells books. But it's incorrect, unless the author's next book is US-Saudi Axis.
China is the largest trading partner of more than 120 countries in the world. That shows how positive a role China is playing. Trade is cooperation and is beneficial to the people in both countries.
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