Indian, Chinese Soldiers Clash Following Alleged Chinese “Incursion”
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Indian, Chinese Soldiers Clash Following Alleged Chinese “Incursion”

In what may be the first documented clash between Chinese and Indian soldiers who have been piling up across the border between the two nations over the latest territorial dispute, Reuters reports that “Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation” in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, “further raising tensions between the two countries…

Gwadar and Chabahar Aren’t China and India’s Only “Dueling Ports”
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Gwadar and Chabahar Aren’t China and India’s Only “Dueling Ports”

The “dueling ports” of Gwadar and Chabahar in Pakistani and Iranian Balochistan have come to symbolize the Great Power competition between China and India, respectively, but there are actually two more pairs of ports in the Bay of Bengal which are paid comparatively less attention to by most observers despite their high-level collective importance in…

Military Intervention in Venezuela Crisis is Unacceptable – Lavrov
Diplomacy

Military Intervention in Venezuela Crisis is Unacceptable – Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov criticized the idea of any intervention, including military, in the Venezuela crisis, saying that the situation in the country must be resolved through peaceful means. “We are united in the need to overcome the existing disagreements in the country by peaceful means through a nationwide dialogue as soon as possible,…

The 16 Year War in Afghanistan: Headlines Tell the Story
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The 16 Year War in Afghanistan: Headlines Tell the Story

Since 2001 the US has been at War in Afghanistan – the longest war in US history. Headlines concisely tell the story of this cruel boomeranging quagmire of human violence and misery. Below are some newspaper headlines from 2010 to the present to show that a militarized foreign policy without Congress’s constitutional duties and steadfast public engagement will drift…

Detente in the Persian Gulf is in Everyone’s Interests
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Detente in the Persian Gulf is in Everyone’s Interests

Regimes that crave U.S. support in their regional rivalries are apt to strike two different postures that may seem contradictory but really aren’t.  They publicly play up the supposed threatening nature and incorrigibility of the rival, to keep Americans thinking that the United States should take sides against the rival.  But they also realize that…