The Russia-US-China-Taliban Talks in Moscow Are Bad News for India
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The Russia-US-China-Taliban Talks in Moscow Are Bad News for India

Indian strategists are watching in horror as Russian, American, and Chinese interests increasingly converge in Afghanistan, with representatives from each of those three aforementioned Great Powers meeting in Moscow on Thursday to discuss the Taliban peace process in a major diplomatic development which proves that New Delhi has become just as irrelevant as the Kabul…

Shadow of Sarajevo 1914 Hangs Over Trump’s Golan Coup
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Shadow of Sarajevo 1914 Hangs Over Trump’s Golan Coup

Trump and Netanyahu still congratulate themselves on getting the United States to recognize Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights. They should not. It looked like an absurd petty vanity in 1908 when the Austro-Hungarian Empire formally annexed the obscure Balkan provinces of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Six years later that move set off the greatest war…

Political Moves Continue to be Made in the China-Japan-US Triangle
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Political Moves Continue to be Made in the China-Japan-US Triangle

The situation in the Asia Pacific fundamentally depends on a system of relations within a strategic triangle, with the three leading regional and world powers — the United States, China and Japan — at each of the three corners of the triangle. This thesis needs a little clarification before we move on. Firstly, this geometry…