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Bloodshed continues in Syria

News Analysis | A Syrian military unit was ambushed on Thursday by insurgent near the capital, Damascus, triggering a firefight that killed 28 government troops....
China

China takes a leap of faith in the Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar | Like a deer caught in the headlight on the median of the highway at night, South Block stands paralyzed as the...
refugee

Refugee or migrant? Sometimes the line is blurred

A dozen years before the influx of refugees and migrants to Europe’s shores would force policymakers to take heed, Michael Winterbottom’s 2002 docudrama In this World brought the...
realism

Trump shows realism toward Iran

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The United States’ regional strategies in the Middle East face multiple challenges and it needs strong nerves and robust realism not...
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The Damascus-Beijing bonding

News Analysis | The Syrian quagmire is attracting the attention of many players in the game. The conflict has further exacerbated crises in the volatile...
Gulf crisis

The Gulf crisis: A coming out of small states

James M. Dorsey| Buried in the Gulf crisis are two major developments likely to shape future international relations as well as power dynamics in the...
Petro-Islam

Petro-Islam: The Genesis of Islamic Radicalism and Jihadism

Nauman Sadiq | The phenomena of Islamic radicalism all over the world is directly linked to Islamic madrassahs (religious seminaries) that are generously funded by...
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Waiting for Nasser in the Persian Gulf

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Do not be surprised if Arab politics reminds you of Meryl Streep feuding with Dustin Hoffman in the 1979 American drama...
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US-Russia ceasefire deal on Syria holding – for now

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The ceasefire brokered between Russia, US and Jordan in southwestern Syria seems to be holding for the time being. The Russian President Vladimir...
Ceasefire

A Syrian “Ceasefire” for whom?

Andrew Korybko | The “ceasefire” agreed to by Presidents Putin and Trump following their first-ever face-to-face meeting last week at the G20 is meant to advance...
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“Sri Lanka’s struggle for peace and its lessons for Pakistan and...

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Summary Report | Ex-President Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa at a local conference opined that there is no distinction between terrorists. Terrorism is against...

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Ex-President & Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, will be in Islamabad, between June 20 and June 22. He will be accompanied by...

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