17. 04. 2014
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China ‘Silk Road’ plan to push Indian Ocean ports, trade zones

            Source: Hindu BusinessLine   China’s new initiative to build a “maritime silk road” to boost connectivity between the Asia-Pacific region and the Indian Ocean will prioritise building...

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17. 04. 2014
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Analysts Warn of Regional Proxy Conflict in Afghanistan

                Source: Voice of America With the political situation in Afghanistan in flux and international forces due to leave the country by the end of the...

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10. 04. 2014
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U.S. military seeks ties with Mongolia as a counterweight to Russia and China

Source: Channel News Asia Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel Thursday endorsed stronger military ties with Mongolia as it seeks a US partnership as a counterweight to its powerful neighbours Russia and China. Hagel and...

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09. 04. 2014
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Afghans ‘Thought UK Troops Worked With Taliban, Warlords, Militias’

  Source: Yahoo/Sky News The British campaign in Helmand was so riddled with contradictions that many Afghans concluded they were in league with the Taliban, according to new research. The research was paid...

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05. 04. 2014
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Ramstein air base hub for coordinating Washington’s global drone war

        Source: Deutsche Welle  Statements made by Brandon Bryant, a former drone pilot for the US Air Force, reveal that Germany plays a greater role in the US drone war...

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04. 04. 2014
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Next Afghan president will face a battle for control of nation’s mineral wealth

Source: SCMP [...] “There is a shadow state within the state that is capturing the economy, the military power, political power and the social base,” says Javed Noorani, researcher with Integrity Watch Afghanistan...

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03. 04. 2014
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Afghanistan’s Coming Military Coup?

              Source: Council on Foreign Relations [...] ANATOMY OF A COUP The biggest long-term danger to democracy in Afghanistan is not the Taliban but the Afghan army...

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01. 04. 2014
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Brzezinski: EU can be a world power with victory in Ukraine

Source: deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten Translated Maybe it is the EU’s claim to be a world power after the previous engagement in Ukraine. The current crisis and the subsequent confrontation with Russia was in any event triggered by...

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01. 04. 2014
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China will help Tajikistan strengthen its defense capacity

              Source: Itar-Tass China gave high marks to the level of good-neighborly relations with Tajikistan as well as cooperation of the two countries in the fight against...

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30. 03. 2014
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China-Europe route is the new ‘silk road’

Source: Taipei Times One of the world’s longest railways — a “modern-day silk road” — covers about 11,000km en route from the Chinese megacity of Chongqing to Duisburg, a key commercial hub in...

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27. 03. 2014
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CSTO preparing military and unconventional propaganda risk-reduction measures after NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan

Source: ITAR-TASS The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) does not rule out the deterioration of the situation in Central Asia and Afghanistan after withdrawal of NATO forces scheduled for 2014. It is working...

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24. 03. 2014
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Eyes on Afghanistan as Next Lithium Motherload

          Source: OilPrice As American troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the US has handed over prized mineral data to Kabul, which is hoping it can provide enough security to...

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20. 03. 2014
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Opium production jumps near British base in Afghanistan

            Source: BBC The opium-growing area around Britain’s main base in Afghanistan nearly quadrupled between 2011 and 2013, the UK government has said. Poppy fields took up 19,136...

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19. 03. 2014
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US funding ghost workers across Afghanistan: Report

        Source: Reuters   | Press TV A senior western audit officer has raised fresh concerns that US funds meant to help pay Afghan police salaries may instead be going to...

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18. 03. 2014
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Narco State: Drug trafficking corrupts Kyrgyzstan’s politics and underworld

            Source: Phys Org Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked and mountainous country in Central Asia, serves a powerful role in the Eurasian drug trade by playing the “mule” that carts...

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12. 03. 2014
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Central Asia: A Region of Strategic Importance to China

              Source: international policy digest The five republics of Central Asia (Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan) are endowed with an immense amount of natural resources and are...

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10. 03. 2014
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U.S. Army 1st Space Battalion deploys to Afghanistan

          Source: Military One of the last American Army forces to head to war in Afghanistan is from Colorado Springs. No. It isn’t from Fort Carson. It’s a half...

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10. 03. 2014
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New Maps of Afghanistan Provide “Fingerprint” of Natural Resources

              Source: USGS A coalition of scientists from the United States and Afghanistan today released high tech maps that will help Afghanistan chart a course for future...

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05. 03. 2014
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Russian military boosted in Central Asia to stop Afghan threat from spreading

Source: Voice of Russia The West and Russia have been increasingly focused on Central Asia. The US has been making consistent efforts to secure its stay in Kyrgyzstan and improve cooperation with Tajikistan...

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01. 03. 2014
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Afghanistan $30 Trillion Mineral Riches Won’t Go Anywhere Without Rail

Source: Business Week Supervisor Atta Mohammad watches the cranes swivel and workers at the Naibabad freight terminal rush to unload wheat and construction material from Uzbekistan that’s just arrived on Afghanistan’s only railroad....

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27. 02. 2014
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The Narcostate: A helping hand from U.S. Special Forces and GKNB

Source: Politico Editor’s Note: M41 Highway/ Pamir Highway route through Tajikistan likely a  route for opium/weapons for local warlords,  however the big boys- US Special Forces, Intel operatives, GKNB/Armed Forces are airlifting opium from...

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21. 02. 2014
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France to set up state mining venture to secure minerals supply

Source: Deutsche Welle The Socialist government in France was planning to invest up to 400 million euros ($548 million) over the next five to seven years in newly-established state-owned mining company Compagnie National...

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20. 02. 2014
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‘Windfalls of war’: Companies with spotty records making billions off Afghanistan

Source: Fox News The United States government has paid a company based in Switzerland more than $5 billion to feed the troops in Afghanistan, and thanks to a succession of no-bid contract extensions,...

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20. 02. 2014
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China to build Gwadar airport, upgrade Karakorum Highway

Source: Business Recorder Long-time allies Pakistan and China signed agreements Wednesday to build a new airport and upgrade the fabled Karakorum Highway as part of efforts to build an “economic corridor” through rugged...

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19. 02. 2014
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The Secret Battles Between US Forces and Chechen Terrorists

Source: ABC News For the last 12 years, U.S. Special Operations forces have repeatedly engaged in fierce combat in Afghanistan against ruthless Taliban allies from Chechnya, who have the same pedigree as their...

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17. 02. 2014
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Jihadists create ‘no-go zones’ in northern Afghanistan

Source: The Long War Journal For years, The Long War Journal has noted that while media coverage has tended to focus on the Taliban and allied jihadists’ efforts in the Afghan south and west, the...

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16. 02. 2014
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Afghan insurgents fought protracted war despite coalition’s technological superiority

Source: Australian   Source: Australian Strategic Policy Institute 2014 Afghanistan has been perhaps the most intensely “surveilled” battle space in the history of warfare. The military operations that have been waged against an unconventional...

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16. 02. 2014
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Turkmenistan: The Achilles Heel Of Central Asian Security

Source: RFERL Central Asian governments are already on heightened alert over the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan. This sense of alarm is almost certain to increase in coming months. But in Turkmenistan...

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12. 02. 2014
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US opposes independent Balochistan

Source: Dawn The United States has made it clear that it does not support the idea of an independent Balochistan and respects Pakistan’s territorial integrity. The question of the alleged US involvement was...

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