Daily Memo: China in Afghanistan, France in Mali

Beijing is considering expanding its infrastructure projects into Afghanistan as the U.S. heads out.

Afghan expansion. China says it’s eyeing a major expansion of the Belt and Road Initiative into Afghanistan as the U.S. ducks out of the country. According to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, expanding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor – a sprawling jumble of BRI infrastructure projects – into Afghanistan is a natural way to help stabilize […]

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