Strategic Implications of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

China’s growing military ambition in South Asia is matched in financial terms by its Belt and Road Initiative, including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. What remains unclear is how the U.S. should navigate the new dynamic. This report by James Schwemlein, a nonresident scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, addresses how the India-Pakistan rivalry will play into the emerging great power competition in South Asia.