August 15, 2016


The geopolitical importance of Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province and its biggest source of natural resources, cannot be overstated. Countries such as China, India, the United States, Iran, Israel, and Russia are all invested either in the province's failure or success.

Straddling the borders of Pakistan and Iran, Balochistan remains the most underdeveloped region in both countries. The minority Baloch people are viewed mainly as a source of drug dealers, bandits, and terrorists.

In Pakistan their conditions have worsened so much that they have even become a minority in their own province. And they are not faring much better in Iran.

Since this highly alienated province is of such strategic and geopolitical value to both countries you would think the astute officials in Islamabad and Tehran would at least pay them superficial respect.

Due to their long list of legitimate grievances and their anger at the transgressions of both capitals, the citizens of Balochistan are a target of spies from America, India, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.

The province is also rife for infiltration from Sunni extremist groups who seek to exploit popular anger and rising frustration.

In 2007 and 2008, Mossad spies under the cover of CIA agents used a Balochistan-based terrorist group to attack Iran.

India is regularly accused by Pakistan of disrupting Chinese-Pakistani projects through their contacts in Balochistan.

Some of the leaders of the Baloch people invite foreign help because of their desperate situation. Ignored by their official governments, some believe they have no choice but to make common cause with their enemies.

In the past, Russia "did everything possible to destabilise Pakistan and, most particularly, Balochistan, the Pakistani province where Gwadar lies," but it has changed its stance in recent years because of the changing geopolitical situation in Central Asia.

Balochistan's future will be determined more so in Beijing and Washington than in nearby capitals Tehran and Islamabad, whose oppression of the Baloch people will come back to haunt them.

The U.S., Israel, and India want to see the province destabilized and separated from Pakistan, leading to the failure of joint Chinese-Russian-Iranian-Pakistani economic ventures.

The most ambitious among these is the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor, "a collection of projects currently under construction at a cost of $46 billion" (Source: Wikipedia).

China values its strategic relationship with Pakistan so much that it considers an American attack on Pakistan as an attack on itself.

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