Pakistan’s Financial Crisis Puts China’s Belt and Road On The Spot

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by James M. Dorsey Increased Pakistani dependence on China to help it avert resorting to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to avoid a financial and economic crisis spotlights fears that the terms of Chinese investment in massive Belt and Road-related… Continue Reading  

How America’s Wars Fund Inequality at Home

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by Stephanie Savell In the name of the fight against terrorism, the United States is currently waging “credit-card wars” in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere. Never before has this country relied so heavily on deficit spending to pay for its… Continue Reading  

China’s Belt and Road Funding Terms Spark Criticism

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by James M. Dorsey Steep commercial terms for China’s investment in infrastructure projects across Eurasia related to its Belt and Road initiative may give it control of key ports and other assets as recipients of Beijing’s largess find themselves trapped… Continue Reading  

Exclusive: Documents Confirm Leak of Unexplained Deposits to Nisman’s US Bank Account

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by Michael LaSusa [Editor’s Note: As readers of this blog know, we have been covering various aspects of the investigation by the late Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman into the horrific 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos… Continue Reading  

Petraeus’ Failed Legacy of Nation-Building in Afghanistan

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Further to Jeremy Scahill’s reporting on General David Petraeus’s impact on the CIA is a post at the Afghanistan Study Group by Mary Kaszynski on the costs and feasiblity of nation-building in the war-torn country: Bing West, assistant Secretary of Defense… Continue Reading