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  • 22 Aug 2017 08:26

    The Russian ‘taboo’ and the German election

    When it comes to Germany and Russia, pragmatic economic interests run up against a philosophical commitment to human rights and a liberal European order, and adherence to the positions of NATO and the EU.

  • 21 Aug 2017 17:08

    Wolf Warrior II: Chinese exceptionalism is box office gold

    The film reflects the increasingly widespread view in China that it has thrown off the shackles of a century of humiliation and emerged as a power equal to - if not better than - its Western counterparts.

  • 21 Aug 2017 14:33

    India feeling the heat on Belt and Road

    A growing political-military nexus between China and Pakistan, as currently seems likely, will further aggravate security competition with India.

Pakistan: a hard country

n the past decade Pakistan has become a country of immense importance to its region, the United States, and the world. With almost 200 million people, a 500,000-man army, nuclear weapons, and a large diaspora in Britain and North America, Pakistan is of singular importance in the volatile south Asia region. At the Wednesday Lunch on 8 June, Professor Anatol Lieven, Professor in the War Studies Department of King’s College, London, presented a portrait of a country with a deeply flawed but nonetheless working system, tougher and more resilient than is usually assumed.

 

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