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Asif Haroon Raja is a retired Brig Gen, a war veteran, defense and security analyst, the author of five books, Vice Chairman Thinkers Forum Pakistan, and Director Measac Research Centre. He takes part in TV talk shows, delivers talks, and takes part in seminars.

March 23,1940: A walk down memory lane

Asif Haroon Raja | The 78th Pakistan Day was celebrated with vivacity and zest. Armed forces carried out a brilliant march past in Islamabad and delighted...

PTI in a state of dejection

Asif Haroon Raja | Imran Khan (IK) and senior party leaders were seen consoling one another at Bani Gala in an atmosphere of extreme dejection...

MQM in disarray

Asif Haroon Raja | The foundations of MQM was laid by mercurial and firebrand Altaf Hussain in 1984 on the pillars of violence, terrorism and...

Zardari’s call for PPP’s return to power

Asif Haroon Raja | For over six months, Asif Ali Zardari has been confidently claiming that the PPP will form governments in the centre and...

‘Repercussions’ of the US bid to isolate Iran!

Asif Haroon Raja| Iran under Reza Shah Pahlavi enjoyed best of relations with the United States of America (USA) as well as Kingdom of Saudi...

India’s dirty war inside Pakistan – Part II

Asif Haroon Raja | In the last 15 years, India has been able to make successes against Pakistan:- It succeeded in maligning the image of Pakistan...

India’s dirty war inside Pakistan

Asif Haroon Raja | When Pakistan came into being on August 14, 1947, under the sagacious leadership of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Indian...

A master-plan to balkanize Pakistan – Part III

Asif Haroon Raja | War against the Soviets Fearing a takeover by the fundamentalists, 40th Soviet Army intervened and occupied Afghanistan on December 27, 1979, killed Hafiz...

A master-plan to balkanize Pakistan – Part II

Asif Haroon Raja | India’s Water terrorism To multiply pressure, India resorted to water terrorism by building over 60 dams on the three Pakistan specific rivers...

A master plan to balkanize Pakistan – Part I

Asif Haroon Raja | The drama of 9/11 provided a ready-made excuse to George W. Bush and his team of Neocons to wage wars against...

Big bang theory explained

Asif Haroon Raja | The universe is 13 billion and 18 crore years old. The universe came into existence as a result of a Big...

An overview of Pakistani politics from 1947 to Gen. Zia

Asif Haroon Raja | Muhammad Ali Jinnah achieved the miracle of the 20th century by creating Pakistan on August 14, 1947, against gravest odds but breathed...

The US failed Afghan policy – What should Pakistan do? Part-III

Asif Haroon Raja | Pakistan’s Strengths Today, Pakistan is in much stronger position since it has overcome the threat of India’s Cold Start doctrine by developing...

The US failed Afghan policy – part 2

Asif Haroon Raja | The US has all along pursued a highly militarized and aggressive foreign policy of intimidation, annexation, and capture of resources of...

The US failed Afghan policy – Part I

Asif Haroon Raja | It took Donald Trump and his team 8 months to formulate Afghan policy, which was hailed by India and Afghan Government...

Pakistan’s foreign policy and current challenges-part 2

Asif Haroon Raja | Pakistan’s current challenges India has not reconciled to the existence of Pakistan and strives to reduce it to the status of a...

Pakistan’s foreign policy and current challenges-part 1

Asif Haroon Raja | Overview Pakistan has, since birth, been faced with one crisis after another. The tense geopolitical environment created by hostile India and unfriendly...

Trump’s sabre-rattling: Is a nuclear war between US and North Korea...

Asif Haroon Raja |  The US-North Korea antagonism has its roots in the 1950-53 Korean War which had divided the country. While North Korea is...

Disqualified Nawaz Sharif’s road journey to Lahore-Part 2

Asif Haroon Raja | IK’s improper sarcasm IK has sarcastically asked Nawaz Sharif that he should tell who signaled him to come on roads. Before NS...

Disqualified Nawaz Sharif’s road journey to Lahore-Part 1

Asif Haroon Raja | Panama case dented Pakistan’s progress Pakistan had begun to get stronger at the start of 2016 after tidying over energy crisis, economic...

Aftermath of the Panama verdict

Asif Haroon Raja | Panama case which emerged in April 2016 was fully exploited by Imran Khan (IK) led PTI. Once IK refused to accept...

Is Panama gate a foreign conspiracy to derail Pakistan? Part II

Asif Haroon Raja | The traitors within The PPP-MQM-ANP dream team carved out by USA and UK in March 2008 with the help of infamous NRO...

Is Panama gate a foreign conspiracy to derail Pakistan? Part I

Asif Haroon | After splitting Pakistan into two in 1971 under an international conspiracy, Pakistan was once again marked as a target by Indo-US-Afghan-UK-Israeli nexus...

Human rights abuses in Indian Occupied Kashmir (Part 2)

Asif Haroon Raja | Many are suspecting that Panama and Dawn leaks scandals were engineered to topple the sitting government. The Recent publication of a...

Human rights abuses in Indian Occupied Kashmir (Part 1)

Asif Haroon Raja | Kashmir was always described as the heaven on earth. Its natural beauty and scenic views are matchless. Melodies of flowing water...

Is political instability rocking the Pakistani Boat?

Asif Haroon Raja | On October 12, 1999, a democratically elected government of PML-N was toppled by the military under Gen Pervez Musharraf. Nawaz Sharif...

The battle at Hague: Is India trapped in its self-woven net?

Asif Haroon Raja | Pakistan is on the hit list of India, Afghanistan, and the USA supported by NATO and Israel since 2002. The enemies...

Pakistan’s route to safety: Revision of the Afghan policy

Asif Haroon Raja | On May 5, 2017, Afghan border security forces carried out unprovoked firing across the Chaman border in Baluchistan on two Pakistani...

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