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Interview 436 – Rick Rozoff

12/16/20110 Comments

Rick Rozoff of Stop NATO International joins us to discuss the scandal of the Manas Air Base, a facility in Kyrgyzstan that has been strategically important for the US in staging and transportation to supply its decade-long occupation of Afghanistan. We discuss the history of US-Kyrgyz relations, years-long rumblings from the Kyrgyz political establishment to kick the US out of Manas, its possible use as a drug-smuggling facility, and more. We also talk about the moves toward WWIII occurring across the South Asian and Greater Middle East region and what, if anything, can be done to stop it.

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Spotlight: Kazakhstan – Geostrategy on the New Silk Road

12/13/20110 Comments

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Interview 412 – Pepe Escobar

11/18/20110 Comments

Pepe Escobar, roving correspondent for the Asia Times Online, joins us once again for an in-depth discussion of “Pipelinestan,” the network of pipelines hardwiring the countries of Central Asia, Russia, and Europe in a strange and intricate energy corridor dance. We discuss some of the main pipelines and projects in the Caspian Basin and what these mean for the geopolitics of Eurasia.

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