Murky Scientist

He went on to build a clandestine network, largely of European businessmen, who would supply the crucial components.

CIA sets up new mission centre for China

The CIA's mission centers integrate key functions of operations and analysis, says former CIA China analyst Rodney Faraon, pointing to other key mission centers like counterterrorism and counterintelligence, the report said.

A graveyard waits

Today, a more complete dominance by the Taliban looms with the impending pull-back of US troops. The Chinese will maintain ‘hard-borders‘ given their own vulnerabilities with the Uighur uprising, and the pandemic-fatigued Iran will struggle to offer any meaningful opposition to the Taliban. Potentially, the Taliban could crush all opposition and become the ‘export hub‘ of its puritanical-revisionist impulses, for which the first porous destination would be Pakistan.