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Taiwan’s President says it will not seek war with China

Jumel G. Estrañero | Old friends, old enemies. Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen pledged on 9 October (Monday) to bolster the island’s military but added it...

What did the US-led Coalition decide: Defeat Islamic State or Raqqa?

Sophie Mangal | The ancient mud brick walls circling Raqqa’s deserted old city are almost the only structure still intact. Inside, shops and homes spill...

Is Erdogan Really Serious About Bringing Back Death Penalty?

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to respond to calls from his supporters for the plotters of the July 15 attempted coup to receive the...

The more you tell lies the easier it gets: Sound familiar?

Neil Garrett | Cast your mind back over the past week. How many times were you tempted to act dishonestly? Perhaps you were given too...

Leadership requires: “Ask not what Pakistan can do for you, but what you can...

Ikram Sehgal | Duty is what one is required to do by moral or legal obligation. Recognizing this duty means a person theoretically commits himself to its fulfilling it without considering one’s own self-interest,...

Americans should never relinquish their Guns

Jacob G. Hornberger | Calls for gun control after a mass shooting in America has, of course, become standard fare. But before Americans permit themselves...

“You will Never be Accepted Here!” EU Court Allows Companies to Ban Headscarves

Z. Fareen Parvez | The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which interprets EU law, issued a landmark judgment on March 14 that...

Saudi-Egypt crisis leaves Israel concerned

Mountains of words have been written about the wonders of the “Sunni axis” of pragmatic Arab states, each of which maintains an “extramarital affair” — that is, low-profile...

Kashmir: Seeking Solutions; Investing In Peace

Rustam Shah Mohmand | Oct 26, 2016 The events unfolding in the wake of the killing of Burhan Wani, a Kasmiri freedom fighter about three...

Philippines must prepare for a long war against ISIS

Jumel G. Estrañero | Terrorism cannot be tackled overnight. On October 22 during the 38th MassKara Festival on Sunday night celebration, President Rodrigo Duterte urged the nation...

Has Trump’s game plan on Iran been successful?

M K Bhadrakumar |  The US President Donald Trump’s statement on Friday regarding Iran turned out to be high on rhetoric but lacking in substance....

Altaf Hussain latest political blunder?

Moeed Pirzada | Altaf Hussain’s latest Political Blunder? It’s true that MQM and its leadership is under unprecedented pressure and Altaf Hussain isolated in the UK...

President Trump’s speech and our reactions

Muhammad Ali Ehsan | My first impression after hearing President Trump’s speech was – does it serve our interest to be so diplomatically humiliated from...

Why Erdogan wears the ‘dictator’ label with pride

One of the most popular words used to describe Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan these days is "dictator." That really doesn't come as much...

US airstrikes are killing more civilians than terrorists

Steven Feldstein | When President Donald Trump took office in January, it was unclear whether the bombast from his campaign would translate into an aggressive new...

Myanmar government refuses to accept Rohingya Muslims as its own citizens

Mong Palatino | On September 19, 2017, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a widely anticipated speech in front of diplomats, United Nations officials,...

Am I The State?

Ikram Sehgal | A month or so plus 40 years ago the democratically elected government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was toppled in a coup in...

Syria must independently defeat terrorism

Sophie Mangal | Almost ten days have passed since the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the allied forces managed to break the siege of Deir Ezzor city, which...

CPEC: Prosperity project

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Operationalisation scope of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project has been entire Pakistan, therefore, the project would virtually connect all the...

Everything turns legit under the banner of ‘preserving democracy’

Ikram Sehgal | Such is the terror of possible retribution by those in governance that even a man of AD Khawaja’s conscience and inherent integrity...

Pakistanis wake up before you are sold…

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi | In the realm of spirituality, the battle is between our Ego or Nafs; considered the source of all that is...

Israel tackles Trump’s Syrian blues

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Government officials can be broadly put into two categories — those who take to bureaucratic skullduggery like fish to water and...

US military disaster in Yemen: Trump’s Bay of Pigs?

NBC News is reporting that contrary to what U.S. officials have been maintaining, the goal of the recent U.S. military attack in Yemen was not to...

Will Israel expand settlement to Jerusalem border?

The court-ordered evacuation of the illegal Amona outpost in the West Bank (scheduled for Dec. 25 at the latest), and the proposed outpost Regularization...

Trump presidency is like a rudderless ship after Bannon’s exit

M. K. Bhadrakumar | An imminent departure of the White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon had been talked about for weeks, even months. But when Bannon’s...

The risks of military engagement against North Korea

Jonathan Augustine | The $20 million we spend daily maintaining the US nuclear arsenal could instead be used to provide $1,000 per day for every one...

I’m Muslim, but My Roommate Supports Trump

Romaissaa Benzizoune | Nov 13, 2016 When she outed herself to me as a Trump supporter, I realized I had finally found the “silent majority.”...

Will Trump’s praise for Pakistan improve ties?

M K Bhadrakumar | The Pakistani elites have shown once again that they can beat their Indian counterparts hands down in sucking up to the...

The road to ‘Strong & progressive India’ passes through Beijing, not Washington

M K Bhadrakumar | If anyone ever told the nation that India should be prepared to fight a “two-front war” with China, he must have...

Surge of Saudi nationalism hurts US interests

M K Bhadrakumar | Reading tea leaves in Saudi politics is hazardous. That makes Moscow’s jubilation over the appointment of Mohammed bin Salman as the...

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