Author page: Col. Lawrence Sellin (Ret.)

Addressing Global “Fragility” — Congress Tries to Get Better at Doing the Wrong Things

The Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018 (H.R.5273), sponsored by New York Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel, who is a vociferous opponent of President Trump, seeks “to reduce global fragility and violence by improving the capacity of the United States to reduce and address the causes of violence, violent conflict and fragility in pilot…

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Pakistani Province Set to Become Chinese Colony and Military Base

School children in Pakistan’s vital port of Gwadar will be required to learn the Chinese language replacing their native Balochi language, according to the Indian Economic Times. It is a further indication of China’s de facto colonial ambitions in Pakistan and the suppression of Balochi ethnic identity, both of which serve the…

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Opinion: Saudi Arabia May Invest in Chinese Domination of South Asia

During his recent visit to Saudi Arabia, newly-elected Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan invited the kingdom to become the third major partner in the Beijing-funded, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). If accepted, it would be a strategic game-changer. BRI, China’s blueprint for global domination,…

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China Moves Into Afghanistan As Part Of Its Global Expansion Mission

For many, it was a stunning development. China will build a brigade-size military training facility in the strategic Wakhan Corridor, the land bridge between Tajikistan and Pakistan, which is located in Afghanistan’s northeast Badakhshan province and borders China. Although Beijing denied the claim that hundreds of Chinese soldiers will be deployed to…

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Triangular Diplomacy: Why Trump Is Right Not To Alienate Russia

In the last few years, Russia and China have increased political, economic and military cooperation, as well as conducting joint diplomatic offensives against American interests, for example, in Afghanistan. No doubt the steps taken against Russia by the Obama Administration and the personal animus that developed between the then U.S. president and…

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China Targets Africa With Arsenal Of Debt-Trap Diplomacy And Military Expansion

According to a recent report, Chinese investment in Africa could create national economies entirely dependent on China. Although infrastructure projects can create jobs, provide an opportunity for skills development and the transfer of new technologies, Chinese loans  amounting to more than $86 billion bring dangerously high levels of debt that can prove unsustainable…

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Strategic Disruption: How Trump Can Derail China And Prevail In Afghanistan

In its quest for global domination, China is making effective use of the four instruments of national power: diplomatic, informational, military and economic. To explain Beijing’s thinking, it is useful to take them in reverse order. Economic: The foundation of and the starting point for China’s roadmap to supremacy is…

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