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Washington Wants to Conquer by Dividing
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Washington Wants to Conquer by Dividing
October 19, 2021

Biden and his hawks should pause to think where they’re trying to take the world, and consider an approach that could lead to compromise.

Watching Taliban-Tajikistan Relations
October 9, 2021

Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a 1,400-kilometer border. Recently, a war of words has erupted between Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon and the Taliban government in Kabul. Rahmon censures the Taliban for the destabilization of Central Asia by the export of militant groups, while the Taliban leadership has accused Tajikistan’s government of interference.

Watching Taliban-Tajikistan Relations
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Pepe Escobar – Forever Wars, Recaptured in Real Time
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Pepe Escobar – Forever Wars, Recaptured in Real Time
October 8, 2021

The majority of the articles, essays and interviews selected for this two-part e-book were written in Afghanistan and in Iraq and/or before and after multiple visits to both countries.

Afghanistan: Where’s the Cash?
October 3, 2021

Afghanistan’s US-run government was the world’s largest producer and exporter of opium, morphine, and the end-product, heroin. The great American-Afghan money machine has ground to a halt as its produce is secreted away in US real estate and Swiss banks.

Afghanistan: Where’s the Cash?
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Afghanistan’s Impoverished People Live Amid Enormous Riches
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Afghanistan’s Impoverished People Live Amid Enormous Riches
October 1, 2021

There is no public indication from the SCO that it would prevent not only cross-border terrorism, but also cross-border smuggling. The largest quantities of heroin and opium from northern Afghanistan go to Tajikistan; untold sums of money are made in the illegal movement of minerals, gemstones, and metals out of Afghanistan.

The Pashtun Will Outlast All Empires, but Can They Hold Afghanistan’s Center?
October 1, 2021

Pashtun Afghanistan is a much more sophisticated universe than the prevailing reductionism that evokes rural subsistence economy, mud-brick architecture, caravans of nomads, burqas and bearded men in sandals brandishing Kalashnikovs.

The Pashtun Will Outlast All Empires, but Can They Hold Afghanistan’s Center?
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The China Cold War Will Unstick America’s Glue
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The China Cold War Will Unstick America’s Glue
September 27, 2021

Can an America that off-shored much of its manufacturing capacity to China, for short-term profit, afford the de-coupling?

Zbigniew’s Ghost: An Exorcism (A Book Review of Valediction: Three Nights of Desmond)
September 25, 2021

The only difference between 2021 and 1981 is that today, a Multipolar Alliance led by the Russia and China has created a new paradigm, capable of challenging the dystopic unipolar hegemon that Brzezinski believed should govern the New World Order.

Zbigniew’s Ghost: An Exorcism (A Book Review of Valediction: Three Nights of Desmond)
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