Reopening of Pakistan’s Airspace: A Bad Omen for India? Implications for Iran and Afghanistan
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Reopening of Pakistan’s Airspace: A Bad Omen for India? Implications for Iran and Afghanistan

The reopening of Pakistani airspace to civil aviation was timed to coincide with PM Khan’s upcoming trip to the US, which is an extremely bad omen for India because it suggests that the resumption of its Afghan air corridor across Pakistani territory might be compensation for the US lifting its sanctions waiver on Chabahar in…

Western Intellectuals Freak Over ‘Frankenstein’ China
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Western Intellectuals Freak Over ‘Frankenstein’ China

Western economists and intellectuals obsessed with demonization of China are never shy of shortcuts glaringly exposing their ignorance. The latest outburst posits that “we” – as in Western intellectuals – “are the modern version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” who electro-shocked a dead body (China) into a resurrected “murderous monster.” So, welcome to the Sino-Frankenstein school…

Turkey Heading for a Cold War with the EU Over Offshore Cyprus Gas?
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Turkey Heading for a Cold War with the EU Over Offshore Cyprus Gas?

Just as Turkey braces itself for possible sanctions from the United States over its purchase of S-400 anti-aircraft missiles from Russia, news has broken that it is facing another set of sanctions, on an entirely different, but at least equally intractable issue, from the European Union. Though they have so far received relatively little attention…

Russia’s Bolivia Gambit Is a Bold Economic Move
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Russia’s Bolivia Gambit Is a Bold Economic Move

Bolivian President Evo Morales visited Moscow last week and announced that his country is interested in stepping up lithium cooperation with Russia, which if successful and taken to its fullest extent could see the Eurasian Great Power leverage its global strategic competitiveness in the resource extraction industry to become an indispensable component of the high-tech…