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Geopolitics is complicated. The winner is likely arms manufacturers

By Nithin Sasikumar in BFO #376, 23 Sep, 21

Yesterday, an informal meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was cancelled because Pakistan thought that a member of the new Taliban government in Afghanistan should represent the country. 

While the old order is facing complications wrought by new regimes, new blocs are emerging and complicating things further. Sometimes, these blocs have even sprung up overnight, as a surprise.