What’s Russia Up to in the Iranian Port of Chabahar? The North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC)
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What’s Russia Up to in the Iranian Port of Chabahar? The North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC)

There have been wild reports over the past few weeks about Russia’s activities in the Iranian port of Chabahar, with some sources even alleging that Moscow plans to open up a naval base there. *** An interesting sequence of events has recently taken place that makes many wonder what Russia’s up to in the Iranian…

Diverging Gulf Responses to Kashmir and Xinjiang Ripple Across Asia
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Diverging Gulf Responses to Kashmir and Xinjiang Ripple Across Asia

Recent diametrically opposed responses to repression of Muslims by China, India and other Asian countries highlight deep differences among Gulf states that ripple across Asia. The different responses were evident in Gulf reactions to India’s unilateral withdrawal of Kashmir’s autonomy and Qatar’s reversal of its support of China’s brutal clampdown on Turkic Muslims in its…

US Craves Insecurity & War
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US Craves Insecurity & War

It surely is the greatest Orwellian paradox that the United States is a permanent member of the UN Security Council. For the US is a behemoth that craves insecurity and war for its very existence. This week Washington took the reprehensible step towards inciting a new global arms race when it test-fired a new ground-based…