All-weather alliance has added a fifth season

“China pointed a finger at Pakistan, one of its closest foreign partners, as it blamed one of two deadly attacks over the weekend in the northwestern Xinjiang region on Muslim extremists trained across the Pakistani border.‬” — news dispatch

My enemy’s enemy is my friend goes just so far, even in geopolitics.  At some point, both Beijing and Islamabad will have to decide whether  just hating India is enough to bind two increasingly dysfunctional societies together. Even 16,000-feet passes [map below] are not always enough to separate countries.


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