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China factor in Afghan peace The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister

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The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, Li Baodong, speaking at Tashkent Peace Conference on Afghanistan, extended China’s support to the inclusive political reconciliation process in Afghanistan. He said China saw Afghanistan as an important partner under its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project. Although limited in the past, the Chinese interest in Afghanistan

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Iran to team up with China on nuke development if Trump kills 2015 nuclear deal

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Photo: AP As US President Donald Trump decides whether to reauthorize the 2015 Iran nuclear deal,

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Bhutan’s ‘Shangri-La’ caught between two rival superpowers

  0 comments   |     by Anbarasan Ethirajan

Bhutan has beautiful hilltops and monasteries. With its scenic mountains and stunning Buddhist monasteries on hilltops, Bhutan is a traveller’s dream and described by some as the last Shangri-La – a mystical beautiful place where everything is perfection. The country’s capital, Thimphu, is a refreshing delight to those who are tired of traffic and

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Why India’s Air Force Is Dying By Daniel Darling To Observers of India’s Defense Environment

  1 comments   |     by By Daniel Darling

To observers of India’s defense environment, the country’s procurement process is a deeply bureaucratized labyrinth of incompetence and ineffectiveness. A 27-point internal m

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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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Why India Opposing BRI? India-Japan led Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) is Mumbai

  0 comments   |     by Saikat Bhattacharyya

India has no economic and geopolitical leverage to counter BRI but India can determine the course of BRI by getting engaged with it while India-Japan led Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) is Mumbai centric, BRI is largely Kolkata centric. India must allow more Chinese investments across the Eastern part of India.

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Anti-Bangladesh and anti-Muslim mindset may increase

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Imtiaz Ahmed, professor of international relations, Dhaka UniversityDhaka University’s professor of international relations, Imtiaz Ahmed, talks to Prothom Alo’s AKM Zakaria about the geo-politics of this region, Indo-China relations, Bangladesh’s stance in the competition between these two countries, and the recent controversial statement of the I

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Trump’s Pakistan Crisis is an Opportunity for Putin

  0 comments   |     by Shahid Raza

So the first thing the Republican US President Donald Trump did to start his new year was to open a cannon of insults against Pakistan, an old American ally from the Cold War days. The tirade of insults

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India’s Regional Integration Plans all Hinge on Bangladesh

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko

India doesn’t have a single regional integration plan that excludes Bangladesh, thus making Dhaka the most prized of New Delhi’s neighborhood partners. This analysis will highlight the institutional integration dependency that India has on Bangladesh, while the second part will raise awareness about how Bangladesh can leverage this state of affairs to its benefit a

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China’s Latest Move in the Graveyard of Empires

  36 comments   |     by By Pepe Escobar

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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