Pakistan Must Defend CPEC in Any Potential IMF Deal
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Pakistan Must Defend CPEC in Any Potential IMF Deal

The IMF tightens the vice  Decades of domestic mismanagement in respect of the Pakistani economy appears to have forced Islamabad back to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a new bailout to stop Pakistan’s current account deficit from causing a major economic crisis. While Prime Minister Imran Khan recently stated that he will approach three…

Remodelling the Belt and Road: Pakistan Picks Up the Torch
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Remodelling the Belt and Road: Pakistan Picks Up the Torch

Pakistan, following in the footsteps of Malaysia and Myanmar, is the latest country to balk at the China and infrastructure focus of Beijing’s Belt and Road-related investments. Preparing for his first visit to China as Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan is insisting that the focus of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a US$60 billion…

S-400s Don’t Solve India’s Geostrategic Dilemma
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S-400s Don’t Solve India’s Geostrategic Dilemma

The 2018 India-Russia summit may have turned out to be one for the ages. The stakes superficially centered on whether India would seal the acquisition of five S-400 missile defense systems from Russia for $5.43 billion. The deal was clinched immediately after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin finalized their get-together in…

Russia Isn’t Turning Libya into the ‘New Syria’ But It Wouldn’t Hurt if It Tried
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Russia Isn’t Turning Libya into the ‘New Syria’ But It Wouldn’t Hurt if It Tried

The UK Sun published a scandalous report alleging that Russia is trying to turn Libya into a “new Syria”, but objectively speaking and overlooking the unverified claims made in the piece, it wouldn’t be a bad thing if Moscow tried. Libya’s been thrust front and center into the news this week but not for anything having to directly do…

Trump Administration Will Double-Down On Its Failed Afghanistan Approach
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Trump Administration Will Double-Down On Its Failed Afghanistan Approach

Don’t look for the Trump administration to pull out of Afghanistan any time soon. In fact, expect just the opposite, as ill-advised as it is to continue pursuing a military solution to protect a US-installed corrupt government that is teetering on the brink of its own destruction. The US has entered its 17th year in…

Empire Loyalists Grieve Resignation of Moderate Psychopath Nikki Haley
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Empire Loyalists Grieve Resignation of Moderate Psychopath Nikki Haley

World War Three proponent and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has announced her resignation today, to the dismay of establishment bootlickers everywhere. “Nikki Haley, ambassador to the United Nations, has resigned, leaving the administration with one less moderate Republican voice,” tweeted the New York Times, without defining what specifically is “moderate” about relentlessly…