"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.