Interestingly, Blinken called for the foreign ministers and envoys from Iran plus a number of other countries (China, India, Pakistan, and Russia) to join the US in discussing a “unified approach to supporting peace in Afghanistan”.
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It has burned entire ethnic minority villages, forcibly relocated villagers into controllable areas, or simply violently deported them across the borders into neighboring Thailand, India, or China.
Moreover, any attempt to banish MBS may have resulted in his pursuit of closer relations with China and Russia to abandon the kingdom’s traditional alliance with the U.
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Both effectively cast China as a menace.
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Third, in the current tension, the military, political and economic roles of emerging actors such as China, Turkey, UAE, and Saudi Arabia are increasing in the Horn of Africa and Northeast Africa regions as never before.
Read: Genocide on Trial: The Rohingya Plight and Gambia’s Moral Foreign PolicyAll of this may also expound the outright neglect of ongoing genocides (currently the Uyghurs in China and Rohingyas in Myanmar) because tackling them more directly wouldn’t benefit the interests of the Great White-Northern Powers.
Using these factors as reference points, this article adds important context to the long-standing border conflicts between nuclear powers - India and China and India and Pakistan, in the disputed territory of J&K.
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However, the Trump administration started to focus on China, which is emerging as a global power, and suggested that it is time to bring China into these traditional arms control agreements.
” As the United States’ empire faces increasing challenges as a dominant superpower as a result of the rise of China, Russia, and smaller regional powers in Asia, Africa, and Europe that are stepping up their influence worldwide, Latin America seems to be turning into an “Alamo” of U.
Read: China-US Competition in the Asia-Pacific Will Grow Stronger With the RCEPWith the onset of COVID-19, the new Malaysian government under Muhyiddin Yassin is fully preoccupied with domestic issues, with little attention given to foreign affairs.
Meanwhile, the governments of many Muslim countries have shied away from criticizing China for its cultural genocide of the Uyghur people in Xinyang, where Muslims are openly targeted for imprisonment and “re-education” for praying, avoiding pork and alcohol, or fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
-Pakistan defense cooperation similarly has been losing weight since Pakistan has been tilting towards China for its economic and defense needs; 73 percent of Pakistan’s arms imports came from China in the period of 2015-2019.
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But some officials in Washington opposed to this arms sale to Abu Dhabi point to the UAE’s relations with Russia and China.