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Entries by Barry Lando from 11/2011

China And Iran: Lessons From A Lab Rat

| Posted 11.15.2011 | World

China's diplomats and businessmen have followed a sinuous route, publicly urging Iran to back away from plans for nuclear weapons, but refusing to support calls for tougher sanctions.

China and the Gulf: A Growing Strategic Relationship

| Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

Just as American troops and bases have spread along the Gulf, so have China's businessmen, eager to exploit the vital resources that the U.S. military is thoughtfully protecting.

Egyptian Military: State Within a State

| Posted 11.26.2011 | World

Real civilian rule could spell an end to the system of corruption and patronage that has gone on for decades, a system that has given the military unimpeded control over a huge sector of the Egyptian economy.

U.S.-Pakistan Shipwreck: China Profits, Again

| Posted 11.29.2011 | World

The killing of 24 Pakistan troops by NATO forces is just the latest disastrous chapter in U.S.-Pakistan relations. As affairs go from bad to catastrophic, it's not just the Taliban who will benefit, but also China.