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How China Uses “Promise Diplomacy” to Get What It Wants 

The Chinese government is showing particular interest in Afghanistan and Syria, two states in which China sees ample opportunities and dire economic needs that it can exploit.

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Intra-Afghanistan Peace Talks, There’s Nothing Peaceful About Them

Although the world is hopeful for the prospect of an end to conflict, any peace agreement will hide abuses to human rights and religious plurality─something the world hoped to end when they ousted the Taliban in 2001.