Will CPEC Be a Force for Peace or Conflict?

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Assessing the Impact of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

China last year promised $46 billion to build the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)—its strategic trade route to the Indian Ocean. China and Pakistan hope the project’s roads, rails and pipelines will help stabilize Pakistan and the broader region, but some Pakistanis also say it risks feeding corruption and upheaval. India opposes the project, but how actively will it do so? How far could CPEC advance U.S. interests in a more stable Pakistan that is less hospitable to Taliban and other extremist groups? What impact might these investments have on stability in Afghanistan? Join the U.S. Institute of Peace on December 1 as experts examine this landmark project and its implications for South Asia.

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