Op-Ed

Another setback for US in the neo Middle East

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The bloc of four Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia that imposed an embargo against Qatar on June 5 has finally presented their charter...

Cross Fire

The art of obfuscation Vs The perfect heist?

The art of obfuscation by Sky is Neela Having a voice, an audience, a platform is a privilege not afforded to many. Those who are afforded this luxury wield...

Elimination of India’s high currency notes curtails corruption

Lord Desai argues that the Modi has struck a master move through the move to demonetize high currency notes as cash hoards circulating sustain clandestine activities. On...

Fiery & Feisty

Have Pakistani women broken negative stereotypes?

Rida Hussian | In the past few decades, one change that has been observed in Pakistan is the increased participation of the women in the workforce of Pakistan....

Policy Perspectives

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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,...
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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...
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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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