Russia rebuilds a cultural center in Kabul for a new era of influence – The Washington Post

The Soviet cultural center once symbolized Moscow’s bid for power in Afghanistan. Russia rebuilt the facility for a new era of influence. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-kabul-moscow-has-a-new-cultural-center-on-the-ashes-of-its-soviet-predecessor/2019/04/13/37fc9fcc-557e-11e9-aa83-504f086bf5d6_story.html

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The Great Game: The 100 War for Afghanistan

http://www.youtube.com/watch This series (Part 1: https://youtu.be/1nORXGAYpfA) explores the Geopolitics of the British Empire, from the rise of the East India Company, to the consolidation of the British Raj, and the geopolitical contest known as the Great Game. Watch a prequel video explaining the rise of the British in India here: https://youtu.be/YpE4rI0DAls THE GREAT GAME The … Continue reading The Great Game: The 100 War for Afghanistan

The Madness of Civilization : a critique of International Diplomacy

To repeat the same mistake over and over again is a form of madness. In International Diplomacy, however, this form of madness seems to be the norm. Or maybe what seems like they are 'mistakes' to the ordinary observer are really something more sinister. It is the way, maybe, of how things work in the … Continue reading The Madness of Civilization : a critique of International Diplomacy

On Oriental Savagery and its Political Uses

All travel accounts of Western adventurers in Oriental lands contained a perfunctory chapter or two on the savagery of the Oriental despot. So, the narratives of the Indian people never failed to mention the author's witnessing of live and screaming sati. And the travelers in Islamic lands always had an account of brutal hand chopping, … Continue reading On Oriental Savagery and its Political Uses