PSL in Lahore: bold and positive step

Abdul Rahim| Keeping the PSL in Lahore, Pakistan, fits in with the need for soft power that Pakistan needs to survive as a nation. In...

Are Indian fears about CPEC related to Kashmir issue?

Fahad Shah | Srinagar, India-administered Kashmir - The multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which is being called a "game-changer" in Pakistan, has raised apprehensions in neighboring...

Are Russians using an unusual approach to regain their lost ‘global status’?

Naveed Ahmed | New Year's Eve,1999, was a seminal moment in modern Russian history. Vladimir Putin became President of Russia. He wasn't a regular politician...

Why Trump is right NATO is “obsolete”

Jacob G. Hornberger| An online dictionary defines “obsolete” as “out of date” and lists such synonyms as outdated, outmoded, and old-fashioned. All right then. What part...

Will the Chinese string of pearls policy allow it to dominate Asia and should we be worried?

Dr James M. Dorsey| Troubled ports in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, envisioned as part of China’s string of pearls linking the Eurasian heartland to the Middle...

Indian fears: Is Russia joining Pakistan China in CPEC?

Andrew Korybko | There’s been a lot of confusion about Russia’s role in CPEC over the past week. Pakistani reports circulated over the weekend saying that...

How Tehran is using Red Sea naval bases to encircle Saudi Arabia

Naveed Ahmad| Iran has come out with blazing guns, laying bare its grand strategy, step by step, to the world. Extending the frontier of the...

Pakistan and Afghanistan have no choice but to fight against terrorists together

Imtiaz Gul | Can both Pakistan and Afghanistan step back from their positions and find a middle ground on which to get back to formal...

What is India spending it’s massive defense budget on?

Daniel Darling | The Indian government has unveiled its budget estimates for the coming fiscal year, with defense once again in line for a 10...

While Indians & Bangladeshis replace Pakistani workers in Gulf countries government of Pakistan sleeps!

By Naveed Ahmad| DOHA: Pakistan is finally receiving blowback from slowing growth  in the Gulf economies. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) last week announced...

Will ‘Raadul-Fasaad’ complete the unfinished agenda of Raheel Sharif in Punjab?

Ikram Sehgal| Unfinished agendas are finally being addressed. Chairing a high-level security meeting in Lahore on Wednesday attended by all the Corps Commanders in the...

Can ISIS be stopped from expanding into Asia?

Naveed Ahmed | Quietly but surely, the Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS) is benefitting from the failures of al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Roughly...