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Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Nearly six hundred years ago, huge Chinese fleets plied the Indian Ocean sailing as far as Arabia and the East African coast. The epic seaborne expeditions carried out between 1405 and 1432 under Adm. Cheng Ho and during the glorious Ming Dynasty were larger and far more encompassing […]

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‘Visible personal chemistry’ between two leaders called ‘win-win’ for U.S.-India ties

‘Visible personal chemistry’ between two leaders called ‘win-win’ for U.S.-India ties

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the USA not quite knowing what to expect from planned summit meetings with President Donald Trump. After all while both leaders are known as brash and outspoken figures, the visitor from New Delhi was particularly nervous over trade deficits and immigration. […]

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Afghan civilian casualties from Muslim-on-Muslim attacks soared in 2016

Afghan civilian casualties from Muslim-on-Muslim attacks soared in 2016

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Afghanistan’s seemingly endless conflict continues as civilian causalities in the protracted war are nearly double what they were a decade ago. According to a UN report there were 11,418 conflict related causalities documented, which includes 3,500 killed. Over 900 children died and another 2,600 were injured in the […]

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South Asia boom, new Trump initiatives are the good news for sagging global economy

South Asia boom, new Trump initiatives are the good news for sagging global economy

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Modest global economic recovery is expected, but a return to robust and sustained growth remains elusive, according to the World Economic Situation Report, the UN’s barometer of international economic trends. The current survey states that while the world economy grew by a a modest 2.2 percent in 2016, […]

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Unreported: The Pakistan time-bomb and a potential solution

Unreported: The Pakistan time-bomb and a potential solution

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Although the Obama Administration may well not recognize it, Pakistan is turning into the number one problem in fighting worldwide Islamic terrorism. The massacre of 79, many of them children, by an Islamic terrorist group aiming at Christians on a community playground on Eastern Sunday – large numbers […]

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Special-needs schools an overlooked priority in northern India

Special-needs schools an overlooked priority in northern India

By Khurram Rasool Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir India: At a time when private schools have mushroomed throughout Kashmir in general and Srinagar in particular, much-needed special schools are few and far between. Despite spending heavily on the education sector in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government has been criticized for failing to provide basic education […]

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India still relies on Russian weapon systems, but now more on its own terms

India still relies on Russian weapon systems, but now more on its own terms

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The Indian government approved a $1.5-billion purchase of 10,000 Invar anti-tank missiles and 200 BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles from Russia on Oct. 19. The decision was made after India’s Cabinet Committee on Security had completed an assessment. The BrahMos missiles will be deployed on the Indian Air Force’s Su-30MKI combat […]

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China media mocks India over Russian delays on 'second hand' carrier

China media mocks India over Russian delays on 'second hand' carrier

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On Oct. 5, Moscow told New Delhi that completion of the highly anticipated aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya would be delayed for at least another year. The news infuriated Indian officials. The ship, which cost $2.3 billion, has been a centerpiece of India’s naval revival and upgrade plan. “I have conveyed […]

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The U.S.-Pakistan rapprochement: Thank geopolitical reality, not diplomacy

The U.S.-Pakistan rapprochement: Thank geopolitical reality, not diplomacy

By Brian M Downing Just a few months ago, U.S.-Pakistani relations were abysmal, perhaps even at a crisis point. An American airstrike had killed 25 or more Pakistani soldiers and Pakistan retaliated by closing off U.S./ISAF supply lines into Afghanistan.  Tensions increased and many worried of more border skirmishes along the Af-Pak border and even […]

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'Playing God' with birth rates: The soft underbelly of geopolitics

'Playing God' with birth rates: The soft underbelly of geopolitics

By Sol W. Sanders Paying a visit to my phlegmatic Punjabi physician in New Delhi in the early 1960s, I found him uncharacteristically upset. Amniocentesis had come to India and some of his patients were asking him to abort fetuses if they were female. Out of moral scruple, he was refusing, losing patients — and […]

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