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Everything that informs geopolitics can be found in South Asia: challenging demographics, geographic diversity, and contentious, ill-defined borders.

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The US military is leaving Afghanistan, but Chinese investments are entering

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The US military and other NATO troops are hastily leaving Afghanistan and appear to be leaving before 9/11, the deadline they have announced.But Afghanistan, a country in an extremely...
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India’s Opposition Demands Parliamentary Probe of Rafale Deal

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political opponents stepped up their demands for a probe into India’s purchase of Rafale combat jets after France reportedly launched a judicial investigation into allegations of corruption...
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Construction of the Sirik TPP has begun in Iran with the participation of Russian...

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On June 10, in the south of Iran, in the province of Hormozgan, the implementation of the project for the construction of a thermal power plant (TPP) "Sirik" was...
Representatives of Syria and Iran at meeting held in Tehran on 24th September 2019 (photo SANA)

Iran, Syria stress facilitating barter trade to boost economic ties

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The meeting focused on facilitating barter trade between the two countries, supply of goods and products required by the two countries within the framework of the free trade agreement...
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Russia’s defense chief vows to strengthen military interaction with Vietnam

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MOSCOW, June 11. /TASS/. The defense ministries of Russia and Vietnam will continue developing military and military-technical cooperation, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said at talks with his Vietnamese...
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The United States is losing its military presence in Cambodia, and China is taking...

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China appears to have built two military facilities in just one month as part of the military naval port of Ream in Cambodia, Business Insider writes.Such suspicion is confirmed...
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Andrew Korybko: What’s the Purpose of India’s Military Base in Mauritius?

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The Mauritian government confirmed in a press release on 18 May that India is fully financing a new three-kilometer-long runway on the island of North Agalega where New Delhi...
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A blow from China to cryptocurrencies

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After the influential Elon Musk announced that his company Tesla would no longer receive payments in Bitcoin due to environmental damage, much worse news arrived for cryptocurrencies and their...
An S-400 air defence missile system at the Hmeymim airbase (photo Sputnik)

First regiment set of S-400 air defense systems to arrive in India by year-end

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MOSCOW, April 29. /TASS/. India will receive the first regiment set of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems by the end of this year, India’s Ambassador to Russia Bala Venkatesh...

Myanmar rebel group says shoots down military helicopter

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The Kachin Independence Army (KIA), one of Myanmar's most powerful rebel groups, said on Monday it had shot down a helicopter after returning fire following air strikes by the...
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US sets new Cuba sanctions as Biden meets Cuban-Americans

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The Biden administration announced new sanctions on Friday against Cuba’s national revolutionary police and its top two officials as the U.S. looks to increase...
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Ilyushin ready to modernize its IL-76 aircraft fleet from all around the world

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MOSCOW, July 30. /TASS/. OJSC Il (part of United Aircraft Corporation, UAC) is ready to offer a modernized package for upgrades to Il-76 planes...
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Nord Stream 2 is 99% complete, Fortuna barge is working at final section

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The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is by now 99% complete, the Fortuna pipe-laying barge is working at the final section, a representative with...
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Il-112V to replace Soviet-time military transport aircraft — chief designer

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MOSCOW, July 27. /TASS/. Russia’s latest military transport plane, Il-112V, will help to upgrade Russia’s fleet of military transport aircraft, currently dominated by Soviet-made...

Americans’ optimism about country’s direction over next year drops nearly 20 points since May

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As President Joe Biden completed 100 days in office, the country was optimistic about the coming year, but now, just after hitting the six-month mark, Americans' optimism about the...