The Great Game refers to the hundred year geostrategic contest between Britain and Russia for control of Eurasia in the 19th century. The arena for the Great Game was all the lands, kingdoms and nations between the two Empires. At the beginning of the Great Game the territories of British India and Tsarist Russia were … Continue reading The Great Game: Afghanistan, British India and the Hundred Year War for India’s Northern Frontier
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
http://www.youtube.com/watch As the 1800's began, while the British had conquered most of India, a new challenge was on thr horizon. Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Egypt. And he contemplated moving across the Arabian Sea to attack the East India Company in India. Watch!
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 Afghan Peace Process Has Started. But Tough Choices Are Still to Come. - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace — Read on carnegieendowment.org/2019/01/31/afghan-peace-process-has-started.-but-tough-choices-are-still-to-come-pub-78266
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
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