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Syed Ali Zia Jaffery is a Research Analyst and Sub-Editor at Global Village Space (GVS). He frequently writes on defense and strategic affairs of South Asia.

The suave, the well-dressed and the eloquent!

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | While reading one of the seminal works of the doyen of the US strategic community, Henry Kissinger, I thought about...

Lebanon: A new theater opens for Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Amidst simmering crises in the Middle East, Lebanon finds itself in the thick of things as Saudi Arabia on Monday...

Thank you Najam Sethi!

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Former Kiwi fast-bowler and currently one of the darlings of cricket watchers, Danny Morrison was shouting, chirping and "revving it...

Why is Chabahar Port no match for Gwadar?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | India launched a new conduit for trade with Afghanistan when it shipped 1.1 million tons of wheat to Afghanistan from...

Let’s build a positive ‘transactional relationship’ with the US

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | U.S Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson will visit Pakistan next week to discuss the US vision for the new South...

Trump’s Twitter rants and Kim’s red lines

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Japan was jostled when Kim's North Korea fired an IRBM that flew over its territory. Despite condemnations and threats from...

A policy in search of a strategy

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | After endless deliberations, bickerings, and dithering, President Trump got the cat out of the bag; the new South Asia policy...

Number 363 for Khan!

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The much-awaited verdict was announced today. The 5-member bench of the Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a...

No judicialization but only democratization of democracy

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | All eyes will be on the news coming out from the building in the feature image of the article. Yes,...

Perhaps Khan was not a cricketer? Geo’s continuing love affair with...

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Just as the Panama case reaches its culmination point, the future of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hangs in the balance....

Imran Khan’s buddies in the league of the lions!

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The Panama Case has entered its decisive phase and by the looks of things, the Sharif family is on the...

Is Nawaz Sharif finally reaching his end?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The Panama Case has reached its culmination point. Amid all hue and cry, the three-member bench of the Supreme Court...

An open letter to a lackey !

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The cat was out of JIT's bag earlier this week. The findings flabbergasted one and all, for many believed that...

A rift that is not there!

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The explosive, controversial and damning report of the Joint Investigation Team(JIT) has brought about furor and euphoria alike. The government and...

The causes of the French Revolution: Comparison with Aristotle’s theory of Revolution

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The force of history is very compelling; past greatly impinges upon the present. One can find credence in this claim....

Resign for your own good sir !

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Regardless of the intricacies and nuances of the law, the head of the government Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif must resign...

Burhan Wani’s cult may cut India to size

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The mystically beautiful Kashmir valley has been a cause of one of the history's  fiercest rivalries. The 'shameful' and the...

The South China Sea heats up as US and China lock...

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Tensions have escalated in the South China Sea as China has expressed its anger over the passage of a US...

Of drones and sovereignty: Yes there is a good drone too!

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Pakistan confirmed on Wednesday that it shot down an Iranian drone in Punjgur after it was found in violation of...

Capricious Pakistan spoiled the English party to seal a place in...

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The odd-sized Sophia Gardens looked like the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore as the deluge of Pakistani supporters outnumbered those of the...

The underdogs have made the Champions Trophy a real spectacle

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The seemingly lopsided and rain-hit Champions Trophy has drastically entered a very riveting and interesting phase. With three matches remaining...

8 teams, one aim: The Champions Trophy starts Today

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The 8th edition ICC Champions Trophy kicks off today when hosts England take on the ever-improving Bangladesh at The Oval...

Afghan attack on Chaman border: What are Pakistan’s options?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The Chaman-Spin Boldak Border between Pakistan and Afghanistan has become a heated battlefield since Friday's violations by the Afghan forces....

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