Xinjiang Violence and the New Great Game
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  • Jim.

    Interesting. Say China is the new rising power — Second Reich Germany, against America’s British Empire. They want to avoid encirclement, obviously. And Pakistan is classic checkerboard diplomacy, especially with the US wooing India.

    But could an unstable and even possibly belligerent Pakistan play the Austro-Hungarian Empire — sucking China down into conflicts they would be better advised to avoid?

    Or worse — if you believe the “Kaiser” conspiracy theories — could China try to use Pakistan as a cat’s-paw? Heaven knows America is not keen to invade…

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