Geopolitical Rivalries and Afghanistan’s Open-Ended War. China Extends its Influence to the Detriment of America

China seems to be the main winner in post-US occupation Afghanistan having secured lucrative deals to exploit natural resources.

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Shifting Geopolitical Reality in Afghanistan: Threat to US Hegemony? Part II

Global Research, January 29, 2018

Violent geopolitical rivalries between imperialist and hegemonist powers over Afghanistan’s natural resources, trade and transit routes, and geostrategic location have dramatically intensified. Despite sixteen years of heavy-handed US presence to establish its hegemony in Afghanistan and beyond, influence of regional powers like Russia, China, Iran, Pakistan, and India is growing.      

The Perpetual War

Sixteen years into the longest war in its history, the US is aggressively flexing its muscles to assert and maintain its hegemony in Afghanistan and the region. This new development, however, does not stem from Donald Trump’s so-called Afghan strategy. The aggressive posture on the part of the US is partially a reaction to its humiliating defeat in Syria – and one should add Iraq – at the hands of Russia and Iran (with China…

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6 thoughts on “Geopolitical Rivalries and Afghanistan’s Open-Ended War. China Extends its Influence to the Detriment of America

  1. So now, ALL the big bullies are taking over Afghanistan! Wow! The people of Afghanistan had it bad enough with the U.S. military doing who knows what as well as making sure that poppy gets cultivated and opium is shipped out by the ton and now, the rest of the bullies are hell bent on ransacking, looting and pillaging Afghanistan’s resources. It just never stops!

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  3. It’s my hope, Shelby, that China will just be one of several coalition partners – including Pakistan, Russia and India – to help rebuild Afghanistan so they don’t have to rely on opium trafficking to survive economically.

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    • But Dr. Bramhall, those countries aren’t doing it out of the goodness of their hearts and I re-read the piece that prompted my comment.

      “Violent geopolitical rivalries between imperialist and hegemonist POWERS OVER Afghanistan’s NATURAL RESOURCES, trade and transit routes, and geostrategic location have dramatically intensified.”

      There’s always got to be something in it for them or they’d not be moving in on Afghanistan especially with the U.S. still embedded there.

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      • I totally agree, Shelby. No countries or politicians act out of the goodness of their heart – unless they are compelled to do so by their populations. It’s just my personal view that we are probably safer (ie less likely to be blown up by a nuclear war or fried to death by climate change) if there is a diversity of powers checking the onslaught of Wall Street oligarchs hell-bent on conquest of the world. I could be wrong, but I think if the US military is busy countering all these foreign actors, they are less available to shoot down Americans in the street who try to resist corporate rule.

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