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Observations of an Expat: China Goes Big Bang

There are certain reasons for China wanting to go Big Bang. One is American success in constructing an effective anti-ballistic…

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Russia Sends Military Equipment to Tajik-Afghan Border

There are reports that Uzbekistan and Russia will conduct a joint military drills on the border with Afghanistan in the…

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Peace Process in Afghanistan: Role of Global and Regional Actors and Implications for Pakistan

Once again, it would be Pakistan hosting millions of refugees from the neighboring country; in other words, it’s Pakistan’s land…

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Observations of an Expat: A Black Russian Sea

Russia now has 45 surface ships in the region, and the number is growing. The other countries bordering the Black…

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Observations of an Expat: Feed Me, Says Kim

Kim has closed the border with China to contain the pandemic. As a result trade with Beijing has dropped 80…

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Traffic…. Part One

An estimated 25 million people worldwide are victims of forced labor and forced sexual exploitation. By Nazarul Islam Human trafficking…

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Observations of an Expat -The Alex Problem

Belarus is a key to Russia’s paranoia-driven foreign and defense policy    By Tom Arms Often referred to as Europe’s…

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Observations of an Expat: Lies, Damned Lies and Russians

In the era of 24/7 news and social media overload lies now travel around the world several times while truth…

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Russia’s Towering Wooden Shrines

Sustained preservation efforts began soon after the Great Patriotic War, and in 1966 Kizhi Island achieved the status of national…

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Observations of an Expat: Is Ukraine Another Cuba?

Miscommunication and misunderstanding remains a Russian-American problem and is now coming to the fore again over Ukraine. By Tom Arms…

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