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Cosmic Rays of Pamir

Just south of Murghab, on the road to Osh, lies a compound that in its slightly derelict state looks more like a Ranch on the set of a Western. Guarded by the remnants of the Soviet past … … locals know it as a place they are still prohibited of entering. They claim that it … Continue reading

‘ISI oder Karimov’ und die neue Seidenstrasse – Teil IV der Sino-Pak Serie

Die USA brauchen neben ihrem schwächlichen Freund Afghanistan, den sie mal fördern und mal zusammenstauchen einen Partner für’s Grobe – ein lokaler ‘watch dog’ über die terroritischen Gefahren, die von verschiedenen Gruppen aus der Region ausgehen und verlässlicher Partner für die Versorgung des internationalen Eingreifens in Afghanistan. Sowohl Pakistan als auch Usbekistan vereinen Eigenschaften, die sie für diese Rolle qualifizieren. Continue reading

bam-e-dunya’s ailing eaves

While the Western media likes to speculate (based on sexy ethnic-great-game-evil-china-theories) what’s really going on in the misty zone between the yellow, the brown and the white, some people actually look at situations with their senses and not just their twitter acounts active. Continue reading

wei ding guocie – no more?

So China aquired a piece of land, 1000 somehow unidentified sqkm of the GBAO region from Tajikistan. They haggeled over that since years, the new demarcation is already under way (I am currently trying to find out via people on the ground where exactly that would be). The Chinese say they were humble since in their interpretation of the border treaties with the Russian empire from the late 19th Century they would be eligible to much more (between 20 000 and 40 000 sqkm in different interpretations). Continue reading

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