Month: June 2016

THE GAS WARS Part 1 (of a 3 part series)

Contrary to widely held beliefs in the west, the Cold War did not end with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, or the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, at least not for Washington. Seeing the opportunity to expand the reach of American military and political power, the Pentagon began a […]

THE SCO AND 9-11: Part 2 (of a 2 Part Series)

(The following is extracted from the original report prepared by the author in August 2001. A few more notes have been added to the original report, in September 2001) Afghanistan The landlocked state of Afghanistan sits at the crossroads of Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and the Middle East. It is geo-strategically and economically important […]

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