Andrew Korybko is
Moscow-based political analyst, journalist and a member of the expert council
for the Institute of Strategic Studies and Predictions at the People’s
Friendship University of Russia. He specializes in Russian affairs and
geopolitics, specifically the US strategy in Eurasia. His other areas of focus
include tactics of regime change, color revolutions and unconventional warfare
used across the world. The researcher has articulated and analyzed the content
of researches by Andrew Korybko.
The CPEC is part of
China’ efforts meant to strengthen its trade and commerce connectivity with
different regions of world. In September 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping
emphasized reviving the ancient trade routes connecting China, Central Asia and
Europe through developing three main corridors through southern, central and
northern Xinjiang, which connect China with Russia, Europe and Pakistan. While
China’s prime focus in constructing these corridors seems to strengthen its
trade and economic connectivity with countries in the region and beyond
primarily to fulfill its soaring energy needs and enhance exports, it is
expected that Pakistan could emerge as a hub of commerce and trade in the
region with the construction of the CPEC that would entail establishing several
economic and industrial zones and physical road and railway links connecting
Pakistan and China.
CPEC is expected to be a vital driving force of the emerging
Multipolar World Order. At the same time, however, the project’s unrivaled
geostrategic significance makes it an irresistible target of subterfuge.
India’s intentions are obstructive
and present a serious threat to China’s grand strategy of securing its
international trade routes, and by related extent, viably constructing the
foundational infrastructure critical for the success of the emerging
Multipolar World Order. This state of affairs has made it so that the existence
of Pakistan serves as a safeguard for the survival of multipolarity in South
Asia and has consequently given Pakistan the heavy responsibility of guarding
this globally vital corridor from American-encouraged Indian aggression.