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Afghanistan: 16 years, thousands dead and no clear end in sight

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Afghanistan: 16 years, thousands dead and no clear end in sight By Ben Westcott, CNN      

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Here’s why the US spreads falsehoods about Iran

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Here’s why the US spreads falsehoods about Iran Iran is not sponsoring terrorism, but the US has vested interests in perpetuating lies on the matter. by Eric Zuesse November 27, 2017, 15:49 While I happened to be researching another subject, a central question in the investigation came to be how

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Saudi Arabia’s coalition crumbles in Yemen.

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Saudi Arabia’s coalition crumbles in Yemen. by Alex Christoforou November 27, 2017, 19:06 Middle East Eye editor-in-chief David Hearst notes that “All in all, the first military venture to be launched by the 32-year-old Saudi prince as defense m

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Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

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Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming the country’s new status to Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Friday on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meetings in Washington. The Afgh

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The US-Sino Great Game: Washington embraces Indian position on CPEC

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US Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis has said that China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is untenable because it passes through a disputed territory. He was alluding to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which passes through the northern areas of Pakistan – claimed by India as part of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir territory. While appearing before th

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Is US losing its leverage over Pakistan? by News Desk

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News Analysis Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan is not dependent upon the US for its defense and other requirements. The Prime Minister, in an interview with Arab News, said that his country has to carry on the fight regardless of the changing sources and nature of support. “If one source dr

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Rex Tillerson says US is ready to work with Taliban…while fighting them

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Rex Tillerson says US is ready to work with Taliban…while fighting them US policies on Afghanistan are either devious or based purely on ignorance. by Adam Garrie October 24, 2017

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Russia and Pakistan - In your opinion, what opportunities and overlapping benefits...

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There are several forms of economic cooperation that can be discussed – energy, investment, financial, and commercial. The first one was described in answering the third question, and it’s that Russia’s construction of the North-South gas pipeline opens up future opportunities for the country’s state-owned energy companies in Pakistan, potentially going as far as making

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Russia and Pakistan - Besides cooperation in defense terms, what other areas of cooperation

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Besides cooperation in defense terms, what other areas of cooperation exist, or could be explored by Pakistan and Russia to further strengthen their bilateral ties? The significance of the incipient defense relationship between Russia and Pakistan mustn’t be understated because it forms the backbone of their developing rapprochement and serves as the most symbolic

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Russia and Pakistan - Does Russia have a comprehensive policy towards South Asia

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Does Russia have a comprehensive policy towards South Asia, as it has remained more country-specific in the past? At this moment in time, Russia’s foreign policy in general is undergoing a transformation as Moscow transitions to a new paradigm of conducting its International Relations, which as described in the previous answer, is the fulfilment of what its leadership believes to be the c

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