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Asia. Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia.[1] The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic and volcanic activity.

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia consists of two geographic regions: The major religions are Islam, Buddhism and Taoism, followed by Christianity. However, a wide variety of religions are found throughout the region, including Hinduism and many animist-influenced practices.[3] Divisions[edit] A constructed map shows the diversity of every culture in Southeast Asia. Political[edit] Countries[edit] Territories[edit] Afghanistan, wikipedia. Afghanistan i/æfˈɡænɨstæn/ (Persian/Pashto: افغانستان, Afġānistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in Central Asia, South Asia, and is a part of the Greater Middle East.[7][8] It has a population of around 30 million inhabiting an area of approximately 652,000 km2 (252,000 sq mi), making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world.

Afghanistan, wikipedia

It is bordered by Pakistan in the south and the east, Iran in the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast. Afghanistan has been an ancient focal point of the Silk Road and human migration. Archaeologists have found evidence of human habitation from as far back as the Middle Paleolithic. Etymology The name "Afghaunistan" appearing on an 1847 lithograph by James Rattray.

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Southeast Asia. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an economic and geopolitical cooperation among eight member nations that are primarily located in South Asia continent.[10] Its secretariat is headquartered in Kathmandu, Nepal.[11]

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

Outline of South Asian history. Outline of South Asian history From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from History of South Asia) Jump to: navigation, search.

Outline of South Asian history

Comparing Chinese provinces with countries: All the parities in China. Will Japan Face the Next Debt Crisis? Asia. Central Asia, wikipedia. Central Asia is the core region of the Asian continent and stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north.

Central Asia, wikipedia

It is also sometimes referred to as Middle Asia, and, colloquially, "the 'stans" (as the six countries generally considered to be within the region all have names ending with the Persian suffix "-stan", meaning "land of")[1] and is within the scope of the wider Eurasian continent. In modern contexts, all definitions of Central Asia include these five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan (pop. 16.6 million), Kyrgyzstan (5.5 million), Tajikistan (7.6 million), Turkmenistan (5.1 million), and Uzbekistan (29.5 million), for a total population of 64.7 million as of 2012.

Other areas sometimes included are Afghanistan, Mongolia, eastern Iran, and sometimes Xinjiang and Tibet in western China. Various definitions of its exact composition exist, and not one definition is universally accepted. Climate[edit] On sub-imperialism and BRICS-bashing. Yash Tandon 2014-05-21, Issue 679 Printer friendly version There are 2 comments on this article. cc PJCritics of the BRICS base their arguments on empirical observations.

On sub-imperialism and BRICS-bashing

But they need to go further beyond this and provide a deeper analysis of their theory of sub-imperialism. Pambazuka News 673 (April 2014) carried nine articles on ‘sub-imperialist’ BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. I will focus on the ‘theory’ angle. Bond’s main thesis is that BRICS are simply posturing to be anti-imperialist, but are themselves imperialist – or to use his words, that they have a ‘sub-imperialist or inter-imperialist positioning that belies anti-imperialist posturing’. Three countries - China, Russia and South Africa– are particularly targeted for Bond’s critique. I don’t really know the origin of the term ‘sub-imperialism’.

I carried out a quick literature survey, and I did not find many citations on the subject. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. These are difficult and complex issues. BRICS and the tendency to sub-imperialism. Patrick Bond 2014-04-10, Issue 673 Printer friendly version cc DM Despite their anti-imperialist potential, BRICS states have promoted neo-liberal and imperialist practices that facilitate capital accumulation, resource extraction and expansion of their markets.

BRICS and the tendency to sub-imperialism

The BRICS: Yash Tandon asks tough questions – which we all need to ponder. Patrick Bond 2014-06-11, Issue 682 Printer friendly version cc EKPatrick Bond addresses questions raised by Yash Tandon in regards to the role of the BRICS in Africa and in the current configuration of the neoliberal international capitalist order.

The BRICS: Yash Tandon asks tough questions – which we all need to ponder

The challenge is for critics of BRICS to strategise with the world’s progressive forces to build a genuine anti-imperialist movement. The Future of the BRICS Development Bank. By HORACE G.

The Future of the BRICS Development Bank