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Blinken China policy speech: Nothing new to see here

The Secretary's remarks were a rehash of old statements and the usual mixed messages about US competition with Beijing.


These countries are willing to risk US ire over Russia-Ukraine

The Global South is not intimidated and has increasingly refused to ally with the West on sanctions and condemnations.

Middle East

China’s BRI crown jewel in Pakistan has turned into a powder keg

Its port project is a flashpoint for protests and extremism, putting at risk a multi-billion dollar investment.

Middle East

The Taliban in power: Pakistan torn between satisfaction and anxiety

At first sight, the insurgents' return to power is good news for Pakistan, but this could prove to be a Pyrrhic victory.