CPEC and Pakistan’s “Pivot to Africa”
Opinion

CPEC and Pakistan’s “Pivot to Africa”

Last week’s Africa Envoys’ Conference in Islamabad saw Pakistani diplomats brainstorming the best ways for their country to pivot to the eponymous continent, with the key takeaways being to prioritize military diplomacy and entrepreneurial engagement along what could prospectively be described as S-CPEC+. *** Pakistan’s “Pivot To Africa” Pakistan is getting ready to expand its…

Who holds the Initiative, and Who has the Power to Mobilise the Street in Iraq?
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Who holds the Initiative, and Who has the Power to Mobilise the Street in Iraq?

There is little doubt that Sayyed Moqtada al-Sadr controls the streets in Iraq and can make peaceful protests violent when he chooses. Notwithstanding the presence of several smaller players and those genuinely asking for serious reforms, Sayyed Moqtada can move the street in the direction he wants. However, the strategic objectives of Sayyed Moqtada are…

The Latin Alphabet in Central Asia — America’s Geopolitical Tool
Opinion

The Latin Alphabet in Central Asia — America’s Geopolitical Tool

Central Asia has long been one of the key fronts in America’s ideological battle and information war against Russia. A year ago, the American geopolitical intelligence platform Stratfor published its forecast for US policy in Central Asia, which focuses much attention on Russia. Analysts from this agency, which is dubbed the “Shadow CIA”, indicated in…

Bolivia’s Russiagate Scandal Is a Provocation To Renege on Agreed-Upon Deals
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Bolivia’s Russiagate Scandal Is a Provocation To Renege on Agreed-Upon Deals

The fake news allegations that Russia “meddled” in Bolivia’s recent election in order to help (“former”) President Morales win and the more recent claims late last month that its soldiers are supposedly “waiting for his return” in order to presumably help restore him to power are nothing more than provocations designed to manufacture the “plausible…