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Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s achilles heel

James M. Dorsey | Emboldened by perceived White House support, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have stepped up his risky, so far...

“Till Death Do Us Part”: A Military Wife’s Story

Aisha Saeed | It was 12 at midnight. Sara sat drowsily on the sofa with the phone by her side. Never had she waited this...

Sino-Pak Relations: Our Economic Prowess is the Key

Mudassir Saeed Laghari | In the autumn of 1793, George Macartney, the leader of the first British diplomatic mission to China, met Chinese Qianlong Emperor....

How to slow down aging – naturally!

Lubna Khan | Now, this is a question that has been asked for centuries. Most people want to look and feel young, which drives many...

Can PTI make Pakistan a welfare state?

Dr. Farid A Malik | Kaptaan has made a firm commitment that his Naya Pakistan will be a welfare state. In the sixties, Zulfiqar Ali...

US military targets Taliban by starting new air attack campaign in Afghanistan

AFP | As the US military opens a new front in its air war in Afghanistan, targeting the Taliban's poppy-processing factories and dropping thousands of...

Why regional cooperation and stability is necessary for Pakistan

Abdul Rahim | Since 2002, President Karzai’s government and its international allies have made significant efforts to turn Afghanistan into a regional economic hub between...

China-Nepal relations doing fine despite Indian rumours stating otherwise

M K Bhadrakumar | In an unexpected development last week, the Nepalese government decided to cancel plans to build the US$2.5 billion 1,200-MW Budhi Gandaki...

Is the transition in the Middle East another battle for control?

James M. Dorsey | The transition is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is the transition to...

First ever contact made with object from different solar system

AFP | A rocky cigar-shaped object detected in space last month came from another solar system, astronomers said Monday as they confirmed an unprecedented observation. The...

Saudi-UAE promote tribes against Qatari Emir

James M Dorsey | Nearly six months into the Gulf crisis, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are attempting to mobilize tribal opposition as...

Exploring “Sharifism”

Raja Waqas Shabbir | Get ready world, after Capitalism and Marxism; we have a new entry, "Sharifism”. While addressing a massive gathering at college ground-Abbottabad,...

Islamabad Paralysis Syndrome(IPS): Thanks to fanatics & Incompetence

Shiffa Z. Yousafzai | The residents of Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan were already worried and disturbed about the possibility of dealing with the...

Saudi Arabia raises temperature against Iran

 AFP | Saudi Arabia warned Sunday that it would not stand idly by in the face of Iranian "aggression", as Bahrain said the Iran-backed Hezbollah...

The Social Media Wars in the Unconventional Battlefields !

Aisha Saeed | The modern day concept of battle is far from what it was decades ago.Now, a web within a web of the technically...

Playing with Fire: There are no good guys in the Middle East

James M. Dorsey | Remarks at United Hebrew Congregation, Singapore, 3 October 2017 There are no nice guys in the Middle East, a region that is...

Is India eyeing to become a new power in Asia Pacific?

M K Bhadrakumar | Static diplomacy, like stale fish, stinks. Therefore, it is gratifying to see the delightful vagueness of the formulation in Prime Minister...

China and Philippines agree to avoid force over South China Sea: Significance?

Jumel G. Estrañero | Statements in international negotiation are challenging to decipher from within. On November 16, China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid...
Brussels enters the debate on good or bad Islam

Brussels enters the debate on good or bad Islam

James M Dorsey | It’s hard to prove beyond doubt a direct causal link between militancy and Saudi-inspired ultra-conservative forms of Sunni Muslim Islam. That...

Iran’s good relations with Pakistan and India stops the US from blackmailing the region

Adam Garrie | India-Pakistan relations have become notably unhealthy in the age of Premier Narendra Modi, however, both countries continue to share something which separates...

“Deeply Sorry”: Japanese railway authority apologises after train leaves 20 seconds early

AFP | A Japanese railway operator has issued a deep apology for the "tremendous nuisance" caused by a train departing 20 seconds early, surprising even...

Qatar claims Saudi involvement in Lebanon similar to Gulf Crisis

AFP | Qatar's foreign minister on Friday compared Saudi Arabia's political maneuvers in Lebanon to its boycott of his country and accused Riyadh of a...

US Congress authorizes defense budget bigger than Trump’s request

Washington| AFP |  The US Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly authorized $700 billion in national defense spending for next year, a substantial increase over Donald Trump's...

30% increase in US Troops to Afghanistan

AFP with additional desk reporting | Approximately 3,000 additional American troops have now been deployed to Afghanistan under President Donald Trump's revised strategy for the...

57% of Americans think US should mind its own business on Foreign Policy: US...

Jacob G. Hornberger | One of the burning issues of our time is the role of the U.S. government in foreign affairs: Should the United...

People from Amish community live 10 years longer

AFP | Scientists have found a genetic mutation in the Amish people of the midwestern United States that appears to make them live 10 years...

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...

Russia might rescue Venezuela from a disastrous default

Andrew Korybko | The Bolivarian Republic has been on the economic brink for years due to a combination of the US’ Hybrid War on Venezuela...

Why Pakistan’s electoral system needs overhauling?

Ikram Sehgal | The Magna Carta, or the “Charter of Liberties”, limiting the King's power and strengthening the rights of nobles was signed by King...

Philippines to Singapore: Passing the baton of ASEAN chairmanship and challenges of regional cooperation

Jumel G. Estrañero | ASEAN has a new chairman after Philippines’s yearlong leadership – Singapore. ASEAN is getting there with systemic challenges underneath but...

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