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JMD in SCMP Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must walk geopolitical tightrope during Asian tour – Football Article

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must walk geopolitical tightrope during Asian tour ·        Saudi Arabia has sought to strengthen ties with Pakistan with one eye on neighbouring Iran ·        However, Saudi investment in Pakistan could complicate attempts to forge closer ties with India James M. Dorsey   Updated: Monday, 18 Feb, 2019 10:34am A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud,Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneInand Tumblr Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s three-nation tour of Asia is as much…

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Geopolitics, the black swan in Saudi-Indian relations – Football Article

When Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week, the elephant in the room is likely to be what weighs more: the issues the two men agree on or the ones that divide them. As a matter of principle, Prince Mohammed and Mr. Modi are likely to take their strategic partnership to a new level as a result of changing energy markets, a decline in American power, the rise of China and the transnational…

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Players’ Skewed Maps complicate Eurasia’s 21st Century Great Game – Football Article

The United States and China are playing Eurasia’s 21st century Great Game from different but equally skewed maps. While the US map appears to be outdated, the Chinese map portrays a reality that is imagined. If the skewed realities of both China and the United States have one thing in common, it is in strategist Parag Khanna’s mind the fact that neither realizes that the Great Game’s prize, a new world order, has already been determined. “We are living –…

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The battle for human rights – Football Article

China is leading the charge in a bid to undermine accepted concepts of human rights accountability and justice. The Chinese effort backed by autocrats elsewhere has turned human rights into an underrated, yet crucial battleground in the shaping of a new world order.   The Chinese effort, highlighted in Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2019, is multipronged. It involves proposals to alter the principles on which United Nations Human Rights Council operates in ways that would enable repressive, autocratic regimes.…

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Saudi/UAE aid puts Pakistan-Iran relations on the spot – Football Article

Pakistan is traversing minefields as it concludes agreements on investment, balance of payments support and delayed payment oil deliveries with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates worth USD$13 billion that are likely to fawn growing distrust in its relations with neighbouring Iran. Perhaps the most sensitive investment is likely to be a plan by Saudi national oil company Aramco to build a refinery in the Chinese-backed Baloch port of Gwadar close to both Pakistan’s border with Iran and the…

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