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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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The “Tug-of-War” for Turkey in the New Cold War

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A “tug-of-war” for Turkey is taking place after the US-led strikes on Syria. Macron alleged that the strikes had “separated” Russia and Turkey because of President

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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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Trump’s Pakistan Crisis is an Opportunity for Putin

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

  3 comments   |     by By Lyle J. Goldstein

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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Raigarh authorities should protect Adivasis’ right to peaceful protest

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Local authorities in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, should respect and protect the right of Adivasi villagers opposing the activities of private companies to conduct peaceful protests on 15 and 16 January. Residents of six villages in Gharghoda block, Raigarh are planning a protest against the unlawful construction of an ash pond by TRN Energy Limited in Nawapara Tenda village and the establishment of

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The United States and Pakistan: Best Frenemies Forever?

  0 comments   |     by By Laurel Miller

The United States is once again ratcheting up the pressure on Pakistan to fall in line with U.S. policy in Afghanistan by ending the Afghan Taliban’s enjoyment of safe haven. Unsurprisingly, Pakistan is once again pushing back. Amid the mistrust, mutual recrimination, and stale narratives that have increasingly characterized the U.S.-Pakistan relationship in r

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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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