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M K Bhadrakumar | Russia has hinted in the past that the United States is covertly sponsoring the Islamic State in Afghanistan. On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson...

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Maligning the honourables; PML-N’s declaration of war

Saad Rasool | Thousands of years of human history bears testament to the fact that when dynasties and empires are faced with imminent decline, they resort to taking...

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The Ummah : The fresh Princes of Bel Arabia and Muhammad Bin Salman

Haider Mehdi | King Salman, by elevating his son, the 31 years Mohammed Bin Salman, or MBS, as Crown Prince, may actually have signed MBS’s death warrant, leading to the downfall of the Al Saud regime! Whether this will remain undisputed or challenged overtly or covertly,...

Ideological foundations and organizational structure of Islamic State

Nauman Sadiq | The fight against the much-dreaded ISIS is on with varying degrees of resolving and success.It becomes important to trace the ideological antecedents of this group. Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in August 2011 to April 2013, the Islamic State and al-Nusra...

Is the Islamic military alliance already in shambles?

Zahid Mehmood Zahid | Political and geostrategic trajectories in the crisis-ridden Middle East are evolving so swiftly that US President Donald Trump chose the region for his first foreign visit. If Thucydides is to describe the contemporary Middle East, he would conclude; ‘the increase in...

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