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India-US defense cooperation: much cry and little wool

By Yang Siling Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/28 21:48:39 Illustration: Liu Rui/GT On Monday, US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in India to promote American weapons and tout for American strategy. Some Indian media claimed that stronger India-US defense cooperation is aimed against China.  India has indeed kept enhancing defense cooperation with the US in recent years. The two sides signed a Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement in 2016 and transport aircraft and drone deals when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the US in June this year. It is said that the contracted value of military purchases between the two since 2008 has reached $14 billion. Yet deeper India-US defense cooperation is not without obstacles.  First, US-Pakistan relations give India a reason for distrust. Though Pakistan's position in America's regional and global strategies is declining, the US will never abandon Pakistan, because the latter remains geopolitically signifi

US Wary Of CPEC October 08, 2017/ 3 Comments Foreign Minister, Khawaja Asif’s meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought forth the urge from both sides to improve bilateral relations and work together to combat extremism in South Asia. However, it seems that both nations have a few more fundamental disagreements to work out. The US Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis, has taken the liberty to express disliking for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in recent statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Saturday – an initiative that is central to Pakistan’s long term plans for the region. He said that the US opposes the One Belt One Road (OBOR) as it passes through disputed territory. Furthermore, he made abundantly clear that the US is extremely wary of the strategic implications of the project. While America has always been quietly supportive of “regional cooperation”, this is the first time that they have explicitly

China’s Vision for a New Silk Road: A Nightmare for Evil People, But a Dream for Mankind Sept. 30—Helga Zepp - LaRouche was interviewed by “V the Guerrilla Economist,” a contributor to the  Rogue Money website , on Sept. 28, 2017. An edited transcript follows. [ Print version of this article ] V the Guerilla Economist:  Today is Thursday, 10 AM on the Eastern seaboard of the United States and we have a very special guest—in fact we have two guests: We have none other than Harley Schlanger, who needs no introduction; and we have a very, very, very special guest, who I’m absolutely humbled to have on. We have Helga Zepp-LaRouche, who is a German political activist. Many have called her the Mother of the Silk Road. She is the wife of none other than the famous Lyndon LaRouche. They are the creators and founders of LaRouche PAC, as well as the Schiller Institute. Incredible opportunity here, so without further ado, I’m going to hand it over to Harley. Harley, why don’t you introduce Helga and give a little bit of a

China's global infrastructure plan leaves US on sidelines ROB CHANEY rchaney Oct 7, 2017 Updated 2 hrs ago  BUY NOW A construction worker adds the flag of Tanzania to a display of nations participating in a Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce convention in Xi'an, China. The One Belt/One Road initiative could see more than $5 trillion spent on infrastructure in 66 countries as China expands its economic trade network.  ROB CHANEY rchaney XI’AN, China — Here at the start of the Silk Road, China expects to sell itself to the world. With an estimated multi-year budget approaching $5 trillion, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s  One Belt/One Road initiative  envisions a grid of railways, shipping ports, airfields and cultural exchanges distributing the nation’s economic power. Its rapidly expanding China Global Television Network has OBOR as a frequent topic.

Online Journalism: An Innovative Approach in Balochistan By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch While online journalism has been gaining interest of readers globally and has affected print industry in most of the European countries; interestingly, the journalists from Balochistan, the most backward province of Pakistan, have introduced this digital journalism in province. Nearly a decade ago some bloggers and journalists launched their blogs and online newspapers in Balochistn to benefit from the digital age. Online journalism in Balochistan, has not yet developed enough, however, it is not wholly absent in Balochistan. This year the addition of a course on online journalism in Media and Journalism Department at University of Balochistan (UoB), Quetta has given new hope to the founders of online newspapers in Balochistan and online journalists. Babrak Niaz, Assistant Professor at Media and Journalism Department says that online journalism is new course added in the