Carbon in the form of oil and gas drives geo-politics more than most.
What are the chances of a Free Baluchistan later this decade?
The on-off rebellion could have wings now that the Americans smell an opportunity to:
a) break up the artificial state of Pakistan
b) grab the immense mineral riches of Baluchistan (note how Sky, BBC, Al J and Fox don’t talk about this
c) eat into Persia (Iran) by sowing the seeds of rebellion among the Baluchis in modern Iran
Dismemberment of states is the order of the day (rather decade) to redraw the imperial map. After all, much of what we see is really the result of imperialist diplomats carving out territories and leaving political timebombs behind…