Adnan Qaiser

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The War in Afghanistan: Curtains without Climax

Adnan Qaiser |Afghanistan has stayed less a homogenous state and more a montage of feuding ethnicities and warring tribes bound by strings of self-interest...

CPEC: Pakistan’s ‘Chinanization’ or Colonization?

Adnan Qaiser |It is said that in 1960 when Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong sent off General Gengbiao, his second ambassador to Pakistan, he advised...

Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War (Book Review)

Adnan Qaiser | CDA Institute Research Associate Adnan Qaiser, with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, reviews Myra MacDonald’s book on...

Afghanistan’s Managed Chaos: US Strategic Regional Designs

Adnan Qaiser |Winston Churchill held the view that Americans can be trusted to do the right thing; only after having exhausted all other alternatives....

America’s Waterloo: ‘Scapegoating’ Pakistan for Failures in Afghanistan

Adnan Qaiser |French statesman, Georges Clemenceau had notably observed, “War is too important to be left to the generals.” Since no general ever happily...

Pakistan’s Jihadist cauldron: From national asset to national millstone

Adnan Qaiser |National interests of states are often blind-and brutal, yet they call for some rationality considering our interlinked global destinies in the 21st...

Saudi Silliness: Fracas with Qatar and Sectarian Injunction

Adnan Qaiser |In my paper in spring 2017: ‘Radical Islamism: Understanding Extremist Narrative and Mindset,’ I had postulated that all Middle East’s ills lie...

Punishing Pakistan on Afghanistan: US Befuddled Policy

Adnan Qaiser |While the history of Afghanistan is written in blood; it is also inked in flawed outlook and failed policies. Apart from Afghans’...

Afghanistan: A Graveyard of Empires or an Afghan Cemetery

By Adnan Qaiser |Alexander Cockburn had rightly identified Afghanistan as “nothing but mountains filled with barbarous ethnics with views as medieval as their muskets...

How is the world affected with Trump’s American values?

Adnan Qaiser|If destiny is choice, and not chance, then the American people have played a big gamble by electing President Trump into office. The...

Will Pakistan muddle through or will CPEC allow it to control its destiny?

Adnan Qaiser |Indeed history keeps repeating itself. The 19th century’s Great Game – associated with the historic Silk Road – has since been reincarnated...

West versus East: From America’s “Triumph” to “Trump”

Adnan Qaiser |If destiny is a choice, and not a chance, then the American people have played a big gamble by electing President Trump...

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