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Afghanistan: Peace at hand?

  0 comments   |     by Conn Hallinan on 16, November 2018

The news that the Americans recently held face-to-face talks with the Taliban suggests that longest war in US history may have reached a turning point, although the road to such a peace is long, rocky and plagued with as many improvised explosive devices as the highway from Kandahar to Kabul. That the 17-year old war has reached a tipping point seems clear. The Tali

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China pledges RMB 150 million assistance to Nepal Army

  0 comments   |     by SAM Staff on 13, November 2018

China has pledged to provide assistance of RMB 150 million to the Nepalese Army over a period of five years for humanitarian and disaster relief equipment. The Chinese assistance — equivalent to Nepalese Rs. 2.5 billion — was announced during Nepal Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel’s visit to China. Pokhrel returned to Kathm

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The Absurdity of the New ‘Great Game’ in Central Asia

  0 comments   |     by Lyle J. Goldstein on 06, November 2018

When the American people went to the polls in November 2016, they could be forgiven for thinking they had elected a president who might just bring the troops home from Afghanistan. After nearly seventeen years of grinding war in that poor, desolate and ultimately i

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This Is What Can be Accomplished During Imran

  0 comments   |     by Adam Garrie on 02, November 2018

Later this week, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will take his first official visit to China. As Pakistan’s neighbour and most important all-weather ally, the visit is of incomparable importance as Pakistan stands on the verge of fulfilling the next stages of inspiring new projects throughout the country, many of which have been jointly initiated with China. Furthermore, international pre

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Countering the Asia-Pacific Quad Military Alliance

  0 comments   |     by Ulson Gunnar on 30, October 2018

The US recently included India in its shifting Asia Pacific policy, as part of its Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (often referred to as the “Quad”). The Quad also includes Australia and Japan along with the United States itself. The nascent alliance is openly arrayed against China, with member states openly declaring their intent to contribute toward containing Beijing’s activities in the

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After Key China-Russia-Iran-Pakistan Meeting

  0 comments   |     by Mapping the Taliban on 11, October 2018

Last week saw a historic meeting in Islamabad between the intelligence chiefs of China, Russia, Pakistan and Iran. While the details of the meeting were not disclosed beyond statements implying that counter-terrorism was a dominating theme, it is a safe assumption that the war in Afghanistan was a major topic of discussion. Today, following on from the intelligence shared between national partners

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Pakistan’s “Greylisting” as a Terror Sponsor Should be

  0 comments   |     by Adam Garrie on 10, October 2018

Pakistan’s “Greylisting” as a Terror Sponsor Should be a Catalyst for Intensified Relations with China, Russia and Iran Pakistan’s war on terrorism: A misunderstood history At an international level, Pakistan’s role in fighting terrorism continues to be not only misunderstood but totally misrepresented. As a perennial victim of both terrorist spillover from the instability of neighbour

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Russia-Pak Media relations -The first ever Pakistan media delegation visited Russia

  0 comments   |     by Adeela Naureen on 03, October 2018

The first ever Pakistan media delegation visited Russia from 9th to 16th September 2018 to interact with their counter-parts and share experiences. The delegation comprised big media stars like Rameeza Majid Nizami, Fahd Hussain, P.J Mir, Hafiz Tariq Mehmood, Mona Alam and Atif Sajjad. Although the time was short to grasp the essentials, it became epoch making in th

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Beijing beckons to embattled Myanmar - Myanmar is very important to China

  0 comments   |     by Larry Jagan on 17, September 2018

Myanmar is very important to China. It is central to their national interest – involving both security and economic development – as part of ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative in which Myanmar plays a pivotal role. Many have expressed their view that Myanmar was given a free hand in Rohingya ethni

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Beijing beckons to embattled Myanmar - Myanmar is very important to China

  0 comments   |     by Larry Jagan on 17, September 2018

Myanmar is very important to China. It is central to their national interest – involving both security and economic development – as part of ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative in which Myanmar plays a pivotal role. Many have expressed their view that Myanmar was given a free hand in Rohingya ethni

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