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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...

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....

Gulf crisis: Wests keen eye on strategic and economic benefits

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The failure of the mission to the Gulf by the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to resolve the rift between Qatar and...

Rise of home grown terrorism in Europe

News Analysis | Two teenagers have been arrested after acid was thrown in people's faces in five attacks over one night in London. Two moped...

Escalation of Gulf crisis: were negotiated solutions an illusion?

James M. Dorsey | The Gulf crisis that pits Saudi Arabia and the UAE against Qatar is set to escalate with Doha certain to ignore...

Ideological foundations and organizational structure of Islamic State

Nauman Sadiq | The fight against the much-dreaded ISIS is on with varying degrees of resolving and success.It becomes important to trace the ideological antecedents...

Washington’s good terrorists, bad Terrorists policy: Selling Satans as saviors

Nauman Sadiq | Karl Marx famously said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. The only difference between the Afghan jihad back...

Pressure from global players: Will the Gulf crisis be resolved through...

James M. Dorsey | A two-week-old conflict in the Gulf goes to the core of key issues in international relations that hamper the fight against...

Syria’s Al-Qaeda not on US’ terror watch-lists: Who is supporting terrorism?

Nauman Sadiq | According to a recent report by CBC Canada, Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, which was formerly known as Al-Nusra Front and then Jabhat...

Gulf crisis and new alliances: Where does Pakistan stand?

News Analysis | Bahrain has ordered Qatari troops serving with a coalition fighting the Islamic State group to leave its territory. It comes after Bahrain...

Neutrality not an option: Pakistan to choose between Qatar or Saudi...

News Analysis | Pakistan will not cut off ties with Qatar in wake of the decision of the GCC countries to sever diplomatic relations with...

The Gulf tightening its noose: What are Qatar’s real options?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, by breaking off not only diplomatic but also economic relations with Qatar, are likely...

US-Saudi games in the Middle East: Will Qatar bow down to...

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The move by a group of countries led by Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt – with Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, and Maldives...

US’ plan to destabilize Iran: “Dark Prince” appointed as head of...

James M. Dorsey | The Trump administration, this week, appeared to take a potential step closer to backing efforts plotted by Saudi Arabia and the...

Islamic Military Alliance: Seeking Non-Muslim help against a Muslim sect

Saad Rasool | This past week, leaders of almost 50 ‘Islamic’ nations met, under the leadership of Donald Trump and the frail King Salman, as...

“War on terror”: Eradicating terror or spreading even more?

Dr. Ron Paul | When we think about terrorism we most often think about the horrors of a Manchester-like attack, where a radicalized suicide bomber...

Implications of US cold shouldering Pakistan by reducing military aid

News Analysis | The Trump administration has proposed giving Pakistan US $800 million as reimbursement for its military and logistical support in counter-terrorism operations in...

Trump’s speech in Riyadh in fact proves that the US needs...

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The Saudi Arabian government didn’t do well to schedule US President Donald Trump’s speech at the Arab-Islamic-American Summit at Riyadh for...

Will American plan to increase troops in Middle East & Afghanistan...

Dr. Ron Paul | By the end of this month, Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Advisor HR McMaster will deliver to President Trump...

US Troop surge in Afghanistan: Will it work this time?

News Analysis | Following swift incursions being made by a resurgent Taliban, top US security and foreign affairs aides have proposed a new strategy for...

Bringing Afghanistan & Pakistan close: Will China’s efforts bear fruit?

Imtiaz Gul | China is running full-steam ahead with multi-tier diplomacy to create a synergy of thought and action among regional countries as part of...

Focusing on ISIS: Are we losing sight of a bigger enemy...

Michael Kugelman | On April 13, the U.S. military dropped a huge bomb on caves and tunnels used by Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan....

Pakistan’s route to safety: Revision of the Afghan policy

Asif Haroon Raja | On May 5, 2017, Afghan border security forces carried out unprovoked firing across the Chaman border in Baluchistan on two Pakistani...

Madrasa Reforms: Lynchpin of Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism

Jamal Hussain | Any critique about madrasas in Pakistan must be handled with care, given the sensitivity of the public about an institution considered by...

Recreating the map of Middle East using guns not pens

Zeeshan Munir | The term “New Middle East” was introduced to the world in June 2006 by the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. It...

The US in Afghanistan: A tale of follies & miscalculations

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The decision to use GBU 43 bomb - the mother of all bombs - against hideouts of ISIS in Nangarhar,...

Real reason why Turkey is not calling for an Investigation into...

M. K. Bhadrakumar | In principle, one country, Turkey, is uniquely placed to ask for an independent investigation into the chemical attack in the northwestern...

The Art of Making a Deal With the Taliban

Richard G. Olson | WASHINGTON — This year, America’s war in Afghanistan will pass a grim milestone as it surpasses the Civil War in duration,...

Pakistan Grapples with the Middle Eastern Fault-Lines as Gen. Raheel Takes...

James M. Dorsey | With no troops to command and a Riyadh-based skeleton staff, General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s recently retired top commander, appeared to slide...

US and Russian War Against ISIS in Middle East Threatens Turkish...

James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump’s vow to defeat what he terms radical Islamic terrorism forces the United States to maneuver the...

Terrorist Activities in Damascus: a Hindrance to the Peace Process

Sophie Mangal | While trying to break into the area of Al-Abbasin, near Jobar, Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham terrorists launched a surprise and powerful assault on...

United States & Pakistan can work together to destroy ISIS: Pakistan’s...

Pakistan's newly appointed ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Chaudhary, has called for greater cooperation between Trump administration and Pakistan to nip in bud...

Why Pakistan needs to revisit its Afghan policy & how?

Jan Achakzai | Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan are continuously on a downward trajectory and this by extension is affecting Pakistan's relations with the US....

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