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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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Trump Turns on Pakistan By Eric Margolis

  0 comments   |     by By Eric Margolis

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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Window to the West WHEN in 1960 Mao Zedong sent off General Gengbiao

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram

The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the UN. WHEN in 1960 Mao Zedong sent off General Gengbiao, his second ambassador to Pakistan, he reportedly advised him: “Look after Pakistan; it is China’s window to the West”. Mao’s depiction may have been as much metaphorical as geographical. During the 1960s, Pakistan was China’s diplomatic

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The Horrible Truth About Winston Churchill

  0 comments   |     by Peter Frost

A recent film and media reviews are busy singing the praises of Winston Churchill. Peter Frost begs to differ George W. Bush insta

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Pakistan Says the US Is No Longer Our Ally. Pakistan’s Realignment with China and Iran?

  0 comments   |     by Darius Shahtahmaesibi

Donald Trump’s decision to ring in the New Year by

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

  0 comments   |     by F William Engdahl

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

  0 comments   |     by Alex GORKA

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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Limits of American power The Trump administration has got into the dangerous habit

  0 comments   |     by Javid Husain

The Trump administration has got into the dangerous habit of issuing unilateral demands and ultimatums to governments around the world that do not see eye to eye with it on different issues. Unilateral demands on Pakistan relating to the Afghanistan situation are an example of this tendency. During the Cold War, the US, because of the global competition waged by the Soviet Union and its need fo

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China Builds Military Base in Afghanistan By Peter Korzun

  0 comments   |     by By Peter Korzun

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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