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Pakistan’s ASGA Strategy for the Afro-Pacific

Reconceptualizing the Indian Ocean as an African one can help to craft creative strategies for maximizing Pakistan’s strategic significance in the emerging Multipolar World Order through a reinvigorated naval strategy that capitalizes on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s “Global South” connectivity potential via the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden (ASGA). There’s been a lot of talk …

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The Cardinal Sin of International Finance

As Doug Casey has correctly noted, the prime directive of any organism—whether it’s an amoeba or a person or a corporation or a government—is to survive. That’s why the US government protects the petrodollar so zealously. It needs the system to survive. World leaders who have challenged the petrodollar recently have ended up dead… Why …

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How Turkey, Iran, Russia and India are Playing the New Silk Roads

Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani will hold a summit this Wednesday in Sochi to discuss Syria. Russia, Turkey and Iran are the three power players at the Astana negotiations – where multiple cease-fires, as hard to implement as they are, at least evolve, slowly but surely, towards the ultimate target – a …

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Mohammed bin Salman and the New Balance of Power

Morbid curiosity draw attention to the real-life Game of Thrones now playing out in Saudi Arabia, but the stories of intrigue among the Bedouin clans who control the kingdom are less interesting than the changes in the regional chessboard. Some of the facts are known, while others only can be inferred. The ascent of Crown …

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Kashmir – The Independence Movement Much More Dangerous Than Catalonia’s

At the moment everyone is pitching in on the situation in Catalonia as the real story. Having held a referendum on independence, in defiance of the Spanish constitution, the Catalan regional parliament must have expected Madrid to defend that constitution by not recognising the result, re-imposing direct rule to prevent it being enacted and jailing …

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China Proposes Peace Process for Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for a three step peace process in order to put an end to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, which has seen many refugees flee from Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh. The current crisis has its roots in the multi-ethnic, multi-confessional nature of Mayanmar, according to its present borders which …

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The Middle East: the Decline of American Might

The Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated that the cooperation between Moscow and Tehran and the refusal of mutual payments in US dollars could isolate the USA and “repel the American sanctions”. The Supreme Leader added, “It is possible to cooperate with Russia in dealing with large-scale issues requiring commitment and determination, and to …

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“The Great Wall’s importance to the protection and evolution of the Silk Road helped to maintain Chinese presence throughout the region. It also helped to serve the transmigration of ideas, religion and art. Buddhism came to China from Gandhara along the Silk Road.”

The Wests Demise to the Sidelines of History

The world is changing, but the west is clinging on to a unipolar vision of the world that has passed. It’s attempts to discard this changing reality in exchange for a western worldview expressed in their politics and media are so ungrounded, it’s comical as it is dangerous. This western bubble of reality laid down …

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Zimbabwe: Domestic Rivalries, US-China Competition Underlie Political Crisis

On November 14, 2017 military forces in Zimbabwe took control of the streets, sequestered President Robert Mugabe in his residence, and publicly announced that the kinda sorta but not really coup was merely a clean-up operation intended to “target criminals.” While the claim does have some merit – Zimbabwe’s government, like those of nearly all …

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