Biggest power plants under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

Eight of the ten biggest power plants under China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative as of 2019 are in Pakistan, within the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. — Read on http://www.power-technology.com/features/biggest-power-plants-chinas-belt-road-initiative/

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Iranian media hail Tehran-Islamabad joint ‘rapid reaction force’

During a visit by Pakistan's prime minister to Iran, the two countries moved closer toward forming a joint rapid reaction force to combat border insecurity, a plan welcomed by Iranian media as a key achievement in bilateral ties. — Read on http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/04/iran-pakistan-khan-border-rapid-reaction-force-rouhani.html

Geopolitics of the Mughal Empire and East India Company: land vs sea power

http://www.youtube.com/watch An intermediate level analysis of the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean. The East India Company began entered India as merchants in 1600's and went on to build the greatest Empire in the history of the world. More on Geopolitics Theory: Introduction to Geopolitics: https://youtu.be/z5ddUGVo7tU Geopolitics, an introduction (intermediate): https://youtu.be/dg7d0TPoLgw Models of Analysis: https://youtu.be/PXXdvBz1tJU Understanding … Continue reading Geopolitics of the Mughal Empire and East India Company: land vs sea power

How do Great Powers fall? – Paul Kennedy’s ‘lag time’ and a New World Order

  Paul Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers is undoubtedly one of the most important books one should read to understand the changing dynamics - the ebb and flow - of world politics. The spinal idea around which the book is constructed is this - wealth is needed for (military) power and … Continue reading How do Great Powers fall? – Paul Kennedy’s ‘lag time’ and a New World Order

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

Knowledge, Power and Liberation – Marx to Malala

Knowledge, Power and Liberation The knowledge-power nexus is the lode stone of modern critical theory. Though its antecedents are ancient, traceable in canon to Plato's Socratic dialogues - as usual - it is with the late twentieth century that the pantheistic permeation of the nexus in the making and unmaking of political, economic, social, cultural … Continue reading Knowledge, Power and Liberation – Marx to Malala

The United Nations General Assembly as the Parliament of Man

Paul Kennedy - the Rise and Fall of Great Powers fame - wrote one of the most important books of our time on the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) which he called the Parliament of Man. We have witnessed events in the past few days that show how apt the title is. I will discuss … Continue reading The United Nations General Assembly as the Parliament of Man

How do Great Powers fall? – Paul Kennedy’s ‘lag time’ and a New World Order

  Paul Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers is undoubtedly one of the most important books one should read to understand the changing dynamics - the ebb and flow - of world politics. The spinal idea around which the book is constructed is this - wealth is needed for (military) power and … Continue reading How do Great Powers fall? – Paul Kennedy’s ‘lag time’ and a New World Order