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The Backlash to Belt and Road

South Asia appeared to have all the right ingredients for China's One Belt, One Road project, but five years on, such hopes have proved unfounded.

The Devastating Paradox of Pakistan

How Afghanistan’s neighbor cultivated American dependency while subverting American policy<p>Two months after the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Vice President–elect Joe Biden sat with Afghanistan’s president, Hamid Karzai, in the Arg Palace, an 83-acre compound in Kabul that had become a gilded …

Border Crossings

The KGB Playbook for Infiltrating the Middle East

In 1988, the Soviet intelligence service, the KGB, looked at its mistakes in the Middle East, where the CIA often had the upper hand. Putin has …

Russia

Truth behind ‘Muslim woman’ photo from London terror attack

It showed a woman with smartphone in hand — and a hijab about her head — striding past a group of civilians attempting to assist a severely wounded …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

86 seconds ago<p>The Kansas City Chiefs said farewell to linebacker Derrick Johnson on Tuesday, announcing he will be hitting the free agent market when …

A retired Marine and elite fighter pilot breaks down the OODA Loop, the military decision-making process that guides 'every single thing' in life

<b>• Elite fighter pilot and retired Top Gun instructor David Berke says the loop can be used for any decision.</b><p><b>• It consists of four stages that repeatedly feed into each other: observe, orient, decide, and act.</b><p>American fighter pilots dominated their enemies in the Korean War.<p>Their planes — the F-86 …

Military

Chinese media rejects fake news report of Indian soldiers’ death in Chinese attack

Chinese mainstream media outlets on Tuesday denounced Pakistani media’s “groundless” report, which claims that over 150 Indian soldiers were killed …

China

Here's why a war in Taiwan could be even worse — and more likely — than a war in North Korea

The third and final phase could involve the immensely difficult task of capturing the main island of Taiwan—no easy task given its tight military relationship with America, its professionally trained soldiers, and its rugged mountains and dense jungles.<p>According to leaked and restricted Chinese …

China

Read Former FBI Director James Comey's Full Senate Hearing Written Testimony

The full backstory of Comey's relationship with Donald Trump.<p>Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying under oath today in front of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. The hearing will be Comey's first …

Mainstream media outlets are dropping the ball with terrorism coverage

Breathless reporting accompanies each attack, with little time spent addressing the underlying causes<p>News coverage of the Manchester terrorist attack was sadly familiar: cellphone videos of screaming victims; details of first responders’ hectic efforts; “Was it terrorism?” guesswork; speculation …

Mainstream Media