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by Gregorio Baggiani

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Russia-Afghanistan relations date back to the 19th century. The Soviet-Afghan War of 1979-1989 still insistently projects its shadow between Russia and Afghanistan, making it quite difficult for the two countries to establish new relations. In the following article, Gregorio Baggiani analyses the current relations between the two countries, focusing on the interests of Moscow in Afghanistan and the attitude of Afghanistan towards the big Euro-asian country. The author points out and discuss clearly Russia's role in the great game in Central Asia



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by Gregorio Baggiani

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The question of the legal regime of the Caspian Sea, though apparently characterized by a merely legalistic and economic aspect, really hides a political and geopolitical issue of great relevance. Situated at the geopolitical confluence of actors of international importance (China, India, Russia, USA, EU, Iran and Turkey) the Caspian Sea has gradually assumed a strategic role and has attracted the attention of a great number of state and non-state actors present on the international scene


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by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra (EPOS)
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Indian Army Chief’s recent statement that India is ready to face ‘two-front war’ simultaneously with Pakistan and China has ruffled the old tensions in the New Year with Pakistan reacting to the statement as usually strongly and with China remaining guarded in its criticism. The Indian Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor in a statement in the last week of December 2009 while reviewing India’s military doctrine announced India’s new strategy to counter the two neighbours in the case of eventual attacks.
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Epos converses with Minq Li

by Giancarlo Rossi (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

In this conversation the Chinese political dissident Minqi Li summarizes the content of his book "The rise of China and the demise of the world economy". He explains why, to his opinion, China has become one of the most important countries in the world in the international division of labour, but at the same time its rising will pose exceedingly difficult problems to the world economy. He also elaborates on the Tienanmen protests of 1989, explaining why they were repressed.

 

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