The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor

Beyond the Rule of Capital?

  • Aasim Sajjad Akhtar
Keywords: Political Economy


Three hundred years after what became known in the nineteenth century as the Great Game—a struggle for regional hegemony between the British and Russian Empires—Southwest Asia remains an imperial staging ground. The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in September 2001 signaled Washington's desire to cement its hegemonic position, but seventeen years later it is mired in an unwinnable war, even as the U.S. economy—and that of much of the Western world—endures the "endless crisis" of contemporary capitalism.

Author Biography

Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

Aasim Sajjad Akhtar is an assistant professor at the National Institute of Pakistan Studies at Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad.