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Khan Sets the Table for US Pull Out of Central Asia
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Khan Sets the Table for US Pull Out of Central Asia
July 29, 2019

Pakistan is the lynchpin on which China’s Belt and Road Initiative rests. China has pumped more than $60 billion into Pakistan through the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. That money has itself become a political football Khan has had to deal with.

Moscow’ Diplomatic Efforts May Give Peace a Chance
December 25, 2017

In his address to the 43rd meeting of the Council of Heads of Security and Intelligence Agencies of the Community of Independent States (CIS) on Dec.19, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for improving interaction to counter the growing threat of terrorism.

Moscow’ Diplomatic Efforts May Give Peace a Chance
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Russia, Central Asia Prepare to Fend Off Security Threats Together
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Russia, Central Asia Prepare to Fend Off Security Threats Together
October 5, 2017

Russia remains the leading partner of Central Asian countries in the sphere of security and defense amid persistent instability in Afghanistan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an article published on October 4 in Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily. The article titled “Russia and Central Asia: a Partnership Tested by Time” is devoted to the 25th anniversary since the Russian Federation and the countries of Central Asia established diplomatic relations.

Endless Regional Chaos: American Presence in Afghanistan Explained
September 4, 2017

The geographic location of Afghanistan has always occupied a central role in many geopolitical studies. Donald Trump’s reasons for reinforcing US troops in the region are driven by the continuing US need to prevent a complete Eurasian integration among regional powers

Endless Regional Chaos: American Presence in Afghanistan Explained
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US to Review Its Strategy in Afghanistan
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US to Review Its Strategy in Afghanistan
February 12, 2017

The Afghan Defence Ministry welcomed on February 10 suggestions by the commander of international forces in Afghanistan that more troops were needed to train Afghan security forces who are battling to hold back a growing Taliban-led insurgency. Mr. Nicholson’s comments came just as US President Donald Trump and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani spoke by phone for the first time since Trump's inauguration last month.

Drugs and Surging Violence — The Afghanistan Disaster
November 7, 2016

Perhaps Donald Trump has a valid point about Mexico’s threat to the United States, because the 2016 US National Heroin Threat Assessment notes that «Mexican traffickers have taken a larger role in the US heroin market, increasing their heroin production and pushing into eastern US markets». The report points out that 10,574 Americans died of heroin overdoses in 2014 and that the figure is rising — but there is no mention of heroin coming from Afghanistan, where, as reported in the UN Office on Drugs and Crime 2016 Opium Survey, the area under poppy cultivation increased from 183,000 to 201,000 hectares in 2015-2016, and opium production has risen by 43 %.

Drugs and Surging Violence — The Afghanistan Disaster
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The Eurasian Century Is NOW Unstoppable
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The Eurasian Century Is NOW Unstoppable
October 11, 2016

I recently returned from a fascinating two week speaking tour in China. The occasion was the international premier of my newest book, One Belt, One Road–China and the New Eurasian Century.

The SCO – Where Interests Converge
July 10, 2016

The June summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Tashkent was marked by an important event: India and Pakistan signed a memorandum signaling their commitment to ratify all current SCO treaties, an act that opens their path to full membership in the organization. This pivotal decision to expand the Shanghai Cooperation Organization by adding two major South Asian countries was adopted in 2015 at the SCO summit in Ufa, and the next required step was taken in the capital of Uzbekistan…

The SCO – Where Interests Converge
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