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CPEC being extended to Afghanistan The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

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BEIJING: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor -- the flagship project of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) -- is being extended to Afghanistan, a study report said on Sunday.

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Analysis: Why is Russia warming up to Pakistan?

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As Pakistan navigates its troubled relationship with the United States and scrambles to avoid being blacklisted for "not taking action on some of the entities and individuals designated as terrorists by the UN", regional alliances are shifting — and analysts po

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The American Military Humiliated (Again) Matthew Raphael Johnson

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Afghanistan as the True Graveyard of Empires T

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China’s Latest Move in the Graveyard of Empires

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The latest plot twist in the endless historical saga of Afghanistan as a graveyard of empires has thrown up an intriguing new chapter. For the past two months, Beijing and Kabul have been discussing the possibility of setting up a military base alongside Afghanistan’s border with China.

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

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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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Trump Turns on Pakistan By Eric Margolis

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Henry Kissinger rightly noted that it’s often more dangerous being an ally of the United States than its enemy. The latest victim of this sad truism is Pakistan, a loyal ally of the US sinc

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Trump Afghan Policy Aimed at Taliban or at China? by F William Engdahl

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In recent months the US President has reversed yet another campaign pledge to pull out of Afghanistan, America’s longest war, and instead has begun to deploy an added 3,000 troops there. At the same time he has lashed out at the government of Pakistan accusing it of aiding the Afghan Taliban and pledging to cut all US military aid to that country as reprisal. A deeper view into the si

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US Loses Key Ally in South Asia: Screwed Up in Muslim World

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So, the US has lost another major ally. President Trump does not shy away from openly chiding Pakistan in his tweets

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China Builds Military Base in Afghanistan By Peter Korzun

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The Afghan province of Badakhshan borders China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. It used to be part of an artery between the East and West known as the ancient Silk Road. Today, that road is 

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Trying times - PAKISTAN is living through trying times

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PAKISTAN is living through trying times. It confronts simultaneous threats from India and the US. The Trump administration has decided to coerce Pakistan’s compliance with its demands to ‘eliminate’ the alleged Afghan Taliban safe havens in Pakistan. Puffed up by the US endorsement of its regional ambitions, revelling in the Pakistan-US tensions, and unable to suppress the lat

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