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China-Pakistan corridor could help stabilize South Asia

Dialogue with India and Afghanistan needed to maximize regional benefits

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speaks at the inauguration of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor port in Gwadar, Pakistan, on Nov. 13.   © Reuters

So far in its two-year history the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has fanned Indian-Pakistani rivalry and added to regional security tensions. But the $55 billion infrastructure and energy project, officially launched on April 20, 2015 (though some elements date back much further), does hold some potential to catalyze South Asian stability and economic integration.

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