‘Can you help me fight your friend so that I can concentrate on fighting you later?’

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Marco D’Eramo in his recent article ‘Deglobalization’ published in the Side Bar wrote: “After the phone call between Biden and Xi on 18 March, an anchor on Chinese state television mockingly paraphrased the former’s request to China: ‘Can you help me fight your friend so that I can concentrate on fighting you later?’”

Sen. Mushahid Hussain Syed, a scholar and politician based in Islamabad, recently gave an interview (below) which adds a perspective -particularly from the Tropic of Cancer region – to the ongoing step up toward a new Cold War aka Cold War Version 2 emerging in Central Asia.

Mr. Syed says: “The U.S has taken two strategic decisions. These are: In this region, which includes Pakistan, India and South Asia, etc., their best friend, their strategic partner, is going to be India. And China and Russia are their enemies.” Pakistan not just falls in South Asia, but it’s geo-strategic location makes it also part of the wider Middle East and close to Central Asia. Watch this video for more of Mr. Syed’s talking points: