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Why India and Pakistan hate each other

EVERY AFTERNOON AT sunset, at a point midway along the arrow-straight road between Amritsar and Lahore, rival squads of splendidly uniformed soldiers strut and stomp a 17th-century British military drill known as Beating Retreat (pictured). 1,502 more words

Politics

India's diplomacy power play pays off, South Korea pulls plug on PoK projects

India’s diplomatic power play is paying off with countries rethinking and reviewing decisions to invest in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Company Limited, which is leading a consortium to develop the 500 MW Chakothi Hattian Hydropower Project on the Jhelum in Muzaffarabad, is reconsidering its investment in the venture. 759 more words

Geopolitics

India says in quiet diplomacy with China to tackle border stand-off

When Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met on the sidelines of a regional conference last month, officials said they reached an understanding not to let the two countries’ long-standing “differences become disputes”. 768 more words

China Alert

Afghanistan 2017

The forgotten war….that is what Afghanistan has become.  Americans hear very little about their longest war unless it is news that cannot be ignored.

What are the options that Afghanistan has when dealing with the Taleban? 377 more words

International Situations

Seismic Shift In Syria: Trump Ends Covert Obama-era CIA Program Which Sent Arms To Jihadists, by Tyler Durden

It’s hard to believe the CIA won’t undermine this one. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

In what may be one of the most significant foreign policy decisions of his first year in office, Trump is shutting down the CIA’s covert program to arm rebels fighting the Syrian government. 265 more words

Government

A Mainstream Dose of Reality on Iraq, by Jacob Hornberger

Some of us predicted back in 2003 when the US invaded Iraq that it would end up making Iraq safe for the Iranians. We were right. 392 more words

Foreign Policy

Republicans' Leadership Political Expediency

It would seem Republicans’ leadership political maneuvering for political expediency continues:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449644/donald-trump-character-flaws-supporters-russia-collusion-investigation

He’s not the engine but the hood ornament for a movement that now feels liberated from traditional rules of decent behavior…

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US (Domestic)