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US ready for talks with Taliban – Asif Haroon Raja

Asif Haroon Raja | 17 years have gone by but so far there are little prospects for the longest war in Afghanistan to come to...

Global War on Terror: Al-Qaeda or extension of geopolitics?

Imtiaz Gul | I was in Kabul, covering the tumultuous trial of eight Shelter Now International (SNI) workers at the Supreme Court, when we heard...

Foreign fighters in Syria’s Idlib face last stand

AFP | Hailing from far and wide, they flocked to Syria to wage "holy war". Now foreign jihadists face a fight to the last to...

Book Review: Ghost Wars

News Desk | Steve Coll has made a name for himself as one of the foremost reporters of this generation. He is the author of...

Why is Haqqani’s death only a symbolic blow to the much-feared...

News Anal Jalaluddin Haqqani—the founder of the Haqqani militant network has died at 72, after several years of illness, according to the Afghan Taliban. Media...

Pakistan election rally suicide bomb toll climbs to 20

AFP | The death toll in a suicide bombing at an election rally in northwestern Pakistan rose to 20 Wednesday as Taliban militants claimed responsibility,...

“US-China: A new hyphenation driving US-Pak Relations?”

Sameer Lalwani and Hamza Shad | A Brief History Since Pakistan’s independence in 1947, it has had a mixed relationship with the United States, encompassing several...

Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban for Eid

AFP | Afghanistan announced Thursday an apparently unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though operations against other groups...

India, Pakistan ex-spies spark furore with secret book project

AFP | It began with hushed conversations in hotels dotted around Asia, and resulted in a nearly unthinkable book: "Spy Chronicles", a secret collaboration by...

Al-Qaeda warns Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Salman over his ‘sinful’ policies...

News Desk | The extremist organization Al-Qaeda has labeled the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman's rapid liberalization project a  ‘sin' that includes the re-opening...

Al Qaeda threatens Prince Salman for his “sinful reforms”

News Analysis | Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is a wing of the banned militant outfits which were, in the past, spearheaded by...

ISIS and Al-Qaeda: The Muslim Jihadist Organizations or the Covert Projects...

Merwah Qureshi | Terrorism has engulfed the whole globe but it has played havoc in the Muslim world. The world has known famous and notorious...

Cross Border Incursions and Afghanistan’s Audacity

Taimur Khan | "Security officials warn Pakistan against cross-border incursions" was the title of a news article that appeared on the website of Afghanistan's Tolo...

‘Bloody Gina’, the new CIA chief, will obey her moral compass,...

News Analysis | Answering to US Senator Mark R. Warner’s question to define her moral code as far as CIA’s notorious interrogation techniques are concerned,...

Hafiz Saeed: Albatross around Pakistan’s Neck?

Dr. Moeed Pirzada | While FATF (Financial Action Task Force) proceedings at Paris, were non-transparent and Pakistan’s troubles at FATF are not single dimensional, perhaps...

How Bashar al-Assad won the Syrian war? Part-I

  Zeeshan Munir | In summer of 2012, rebel forces were knocking on the doors of Damascus, half of Aleppo was lost to anti-regime forces and...

Car Bomb explodes near Australian convoy in Kabul

News Desk | A car bomb exploded close to a passing Australian embassy staff as they traveled through the Afghan capital, Kabul on March 2,...

Pakistan and the US: Together adrift

Salman Bashir | A raft of acerbic public messages has created uncertainty about the course of US-Pakistan relations. Strategic circles in Washington have unleashed a...

US vs Islamic Radicals: Protagonists deliberately using historical ideologies to clash?

Zahid Mehmood | For the West, Muslims are medieval zealots, while Muslims often see the West as their enemy. These two presumptions have led many...

Pakistan gave 100% results with less than 1% funds: DG ISPR

News Analysis | Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday said that Pakistan has achieved peace on its soil...

Dozens killed as fierce fighting in northwest Syria continues

AFP | Intense fighting killed dozens of people on the edge of the last Syrian province entirely outside government control as aid workers completed a...

Google takes further action against extremist videos on YouTube

Reuters | Alphabet Inc’s Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate,...

Why will US military continue to fail in Afghanistan?

Saleem Akhtar Malik | On 7th October 2001, almost a month after the tumultuous bombing of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, U.S. and British...

After Six Years and Half a Million Dead, We’re Back to...

Daniel McAdams | Today Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, "Assad must go." Forget the ISIS pretext for US bombing and occupation of Syrian territory. We...

Western media’s propaganda war against Syria: Part of the “plan”?

Hussain Akram | The year 2011 saw the beginning of what Western media immediately described as a revolution against a 'mad dictator inflicting suffering upon...

Is US running out of friends?

M K Bhadrakumar | An amazing week is unfolding in West Asian politics. It began with three dramatic developments on Monday – Turkish troops crossing...

James Mattis warns Pakistan; ‘Do more’ or face consequences

M K Bhadrakumar | In the chronicle of India-Pakistan relations, seldom – if ever – would political rhetoric have descended to the gutter level as...

The US continues to scapegoat Pakistan for its failures in Afghanistan

News Analysis | The Taliban fired 20 rockets at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, hours after US Secretary of Defense James Mattis and...

Ansar-ul-Sharia: A new challenge for Law Enforcement Agencies

News Analysis | Ansar-ul-Sharia, the latest name to enter the club of the banned outfits, is a militant group that made a failed assassination attempt...

Trumps’ new Afghan strategy- recipe for war, destruction and mayhem

Jan Achakzai | The US President Trump in his speech unveiled his administration’s much awaited Afghan strategy, setting out a  commitment to send extra 4000...

Saudi Silliness: Fracas with Qatar and Sectarian Injunction

Adnan Qaiser | In my paper in spring 2017: ‘Radical Islamism: Understanding Extremist Narrative and Mindset,’ I had postulated that all Middle East’s ills lie...

Will al-Qaeda get habitation and a name in Jammu and Kashmir?

M K Bhadrakumar | The announcement by the al-Qaeda’s media wing that the terror group has set up an affiliate called Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind in J&K came out...

It is check and mate for Israel in Golan Heights

M K Bhadrakumar | Israel has suffered a big setback in the Syrian conflict with the deployment of Russian military police in the safe zone...

Trump’s rejection of a tyrannical system

Jacob G. Hornberger | Notwithstanding President Trump’s many faults, failures, and foibles, let’s give credit where credit is due. Last week a suspected member of...

Exclusive Interview : Pakistan an integral part of the Afghan solution;...

The Trump administration is in its seventh month into power, and despite a small troop increase, has yet to announce a clear policy for...

The Gulf crisis: Small states battle it out (SSRN Working Paper...

James M. Dorsey | Abstract Buried in the Gulf crisis is a major development likely to reshape international relations as well as power dynamics in the...

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