With the transformation of the rules of the “Great Game” in the Middle East, a sweeping set of development / reconstruction programs led by China now have a chance to become hegemonic across the formerly hopeless, terrorist-infested region.
The best partnerships occur when all participants have special talents to bring to the relationship which makes a whole more powerful than the sum of its parts.
Beijing has a lot of influence over Pakistan and indirectly is in a position to leverage the next moves by Islamabad
Pakistan is the lynchpin on which China’s Belt and Road Initiative rests. China has pumped more than $60 billion into Pakistan through the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. That money has itself become a political football Khan has had to deal with.