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Self-fulfilling prophecies: Chinese fear attacks by Uyghur jihadists – James Dorsey

James M. Dorsey | A seemingly obsessive fear of Uyghur nationalist and religious sentiment has prompted Chinese leaders to contemplate military involvement in Syria and...

Manifold challenges lie ahead after FATA merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa –...

Rustam Shah Mohmand | At long last Pakistan’s tribal areas have finally been incorporated as an integral part of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The area...

ISIS starting invasion of Central Asia, supported by US: Russian &...

Andrey Afasanev | Sources in the Russian military and intelligence agencies say that the preparation of a full-scale offensive operation against Russia through Tajikistan and...

The founding of PTI: From an idea to a social revolution

Brigadier Samson Simon Sharaf | An objective commentary on Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would remain inconclusive without an understanding of the environment in which it was formed....

The Price of US Global Dominance – Numerous Human Losses

Firas Samuri | The United States of America considers military presence around the world as one of the key tools for ensuring national interests. The...

China’s strategy to deal with Uighur fighters fleeing Syria and Iraq

James M Dorsey | China is moving on multiple fronts to pre-empt in the short-term Uighur foreign fighters fleeing Syria and Iraq from reasserting themselves...

An Alphabet of Anguish and Ecstasy

News Desk | Over the past three decades, Shakil Saigol has emerged as a uniquely placed personality on the art scene in Pakistan. His career...

Let’s think of ending Afghan war, not winning it: Ghani

News Analysis | Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani demanded a clean break from the past and reiterated that belligerents should think to end the war in...

Indo-Iran ties and implications for Pakistan

News Analysis | The Iranian foreign minister, Javed Zarif, is all set to visit Pakistan for a three-day tour beginning from Sunday, the Iranian ambassador...

US urges Pakistan to ‘Do More’

News Analysis | US urged Pakistan to do more to combat terrorism, Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White said on March 4, 2018 at news...

Moscow and Islamabad unite against Indo-US nexus

News Analysis | Pakistan and Russia have agreed to explore new ways for bilateral cooperation to expand their relationship. Pakistan’s Foreign Office stated, “both sides...

CPEC to usher era of progress and prosperity: President Mamnoon

News Analysis | On February 13, 2018 President Mamnoon Hussain addressed an inaugural ceremony of the first International Deans Conference of Engineering Institutions organized by...

Bilateral trade with Afghanistan reduced to $500M

News Analysis | The bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been reduced by almost 2 billion dollars in the past few years. President of...

Why US created Afghan transit route?

M K Bhadrakumar | The US President Donald Trump made a significant diplomatic breakthrough in the Afghan war by getting Kazakhstan President Nurusultan Nazarbayev to...

US urges Pakistan to move against Haqqani network

News Analysis | Ambassador Alice Wells concluded her visit to Pakistan and in a statement released by the US embassy, she emphasized that US wants...

Pakistan’s geostrategic environment and its impact on the economy

Saad Nisar | The geostrategic position of a country plays a very important role in determining the domestic and foreign affairs of a country. It...

Can India turn Chabahar from a gift into a curse?

Andrew Korybko | The opening ceremony inaugurating the Chabahar port was filled with much fanfare and represents a strategic achievement for both Iran and India....

The benefits of joining Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan has been encountering devastating terrorism. The transnational terrorist organizations with the connivance of the neighbouring states intelligence agencies have...

Pakistan and Tajikistan to improve trade relations

News Analysis | The honorable Ambassador of Tajikistan, Jononov Sherali has stated that his country wants to improve trade ties and investment relations with Pakistan...

Is CPEC detrimental for Indo-Pak ties?

News Analysis | The multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will deepen China's already formidable presence in the South Asian nation, and "aggravate" tension between...

Ivanka Trump may not be the real feminist she claims to...

News Desk | Ivanka Trump, the First Daughter of the US landed in Hyderabad, India in the early hours of the Tuesday morning to attend...

‘Repercussions’ of the US bid to isolate Iran!

Asif Haroon Raja| Iran under Reza Shah Pahlavi enjoyed best of relations with the United States of America (USA) as well as Kingdom of Saudi...

India’s dirty war inside Pakistan – Part II

Asif Haroon Raja | In the last 15 years, India has been able to make successes against Pakistan:- It succeeded in maligning the image of Pakistan...

“China’s emergence is displacing the global system?” Exclusive discussion

Kevin Rudd served twice as Australia's Prime Minister (2007-10, and 2013) and also as its Foreign Minister. He is currently President of the Asia Society Policy Institute,...

BRICS declaration and the appalling crudity of India’s strategic discourses

M K Bhadrakumar | The BRICS statement naming the terrorist groups active in the South and the Central Asian region was brilliant news insofar as India and China...

Pakistan all-set to pull the plug on the US

News analysis | The National Security Council (NSC) instituted a working committee to finalize new rules of engagement with the US after that country slammed...

‘IS-Khurasan Province’ might drag Russia into the Afghan quagmire

Shahid Raza | The U.S. has clearly and squarely lost the war in Afghanistan after 16 years, thousands of casualties, hundreds of billions of dollars...

Chabahar: A new transit route

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | India, Iran, and Afghanistan have been laboring to establish a new transit route. The new transit route would link Afghanistan and...

How should Pakistan respond to Trump’s Afghan policy?

Abdul Rahim | On August 21, 2017, President Trump announced Afghan policy and warned the U.S enemies that “no place is beyond the reach of...

Pakistan, China assess the shifts in regional politics

M K Bhadrakumar | Pakistan and China have set the ball rolling to coordinate their approaches to the United States’ new Afghan strategy outlined by...

Pakistan’s foreign policy and current challenges-part 2

Asif Haroon Raja | Pakistan’s current challenges India has not reconciled to the existence of Pakistan and strives to reduce it to the status of a...

The US whips up tensions in South Asia; Delhi’s NSG membership...

News analysis | The Trump administration is looking at options to support India's membership of the coveted Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Officials in the White...

Who are Afghan Taliban and why the US won’t be able...

K. Hussain Zia | The Afghans are not a nation as such but a composition of numerous tribes. These form loose groupings based on ethnicity....

The winners and losers in Trump’s Afghan strategy – III

M K Bhadrakumar | The tone and content of the statement issued in Islamabad on Thursday after the meeting of the National Security Committee, here, regarding President...

Trump ‘New’ Afghanistan strategy is neither new, nor a strategy

Rupert Stone | It is a common feature of democratic politics that more a leader promises change, the more things will stay the same. Professions...

Pakistan’s security issues

James M. Dorsey | Remarks at ISAS Panel Discussion: Pakistan in challenging times, 25 August 2017. The facetious answer to the question, what security challenges Pakistan...

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