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‘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,...

CIA nominee Gina Haspel vows spy agency will not reinstate torture

AFP | CIA nominee director Gina Haspel said Wednesday she would not reinstate the spy agency's interrogations program even if ordered by President Donald Trump...

Shakeel Afridi’s jail break-plan remains un-explained

News Analysis | Opposition in the Senate staged a walkout over government’s failure to brief the upper house of the Parliament about the alleged jailbreak...

Dr Shakil Afridi’s release might be a fresh contention between Pak-US...

News Analysis | A Central Investigation Agency (CIA) attempt to rescue Pakistani doctor, Shakil Afridi, who had helped US authorities track down al-Qaeda founder, Osama...

North-South Korea: Exemplar for India and Pakistan

News Analysis | Dressed in a black safari suit, The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un garnered media spotlight as he detached from his fellows and...

America’s Pakistan Fatigue: Dangerous!

Ikram Sehgal | The periodic ups and downs in US-Pakistan relationship, alternating approximately in 10 years cycles since 1971, has had us going from being...

PTM: A Pashtun Spring..?

Murtaza Shibli | Manzoor Pashteen swears by his commitment and dedication to the cause of Pashtuns who have become victims of an endless war. In...

Cyber Security Issues in Pakistan

Afeera Firdous| A special report on cybersecurity norms by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) concluded that many engineered systems, around the world, which depend on digital-computational...

Zulfi Bhutto: The man and his legend lives on

Moeed Pirzada | There remains a powerful, persistent, possibly growing, but certainly undying, mystic belief held by millions of Pakistanis, not only Sindhis but Punjabis,...

Can hypocrisy and intervention go side by side?

Jacob G Hornberger | Whatever bombs Donald Trump decides to use against Syria, one thing is for certain: the U.S. government has already dropped enough...

Syria: A vicious cycle of interventions

Jacob G Hornberger | President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria lasted, I think, a day, maybe two. His quick reversal came...

A curious case of Korea: Who will be the scapegoat?

Jacob G Hornberger | With President Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as his new “national security advisor,” don’t be surprised if the Trump administration again...

Spy expulsions damage Trump-Putin courtship

AFP | Donald Trump has ordered an unprecedented expulsion of Russian officials and warned the Kremlin needs to change, a setback for his courtship of...

Why Hussain Haqqani is considered a traitor by Pakistanis?

News Analysis | A treason case has been registered against Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani. Mr. Haqqabi has allegedly conspired against...

Largest leak in Facebook history

The UK is seeking a warrant to search the servers of Cambridge Analytica, accused of helping Donald Trump to win the presidency. The data of...

Australia bans Chinese app ‘WeChat’

News Analysis | WeChat, social media and chat app owned by Chinese tech-giant, Tencent, has been banned by the Australian defense department last week. Amidst...

The truth about torture: CIA chief can’t lead without facing her...

News Analysis |  In a surprising move, Donald Trump changed his secretary of state this week. Rex Tillerson was replaced by the Mike Pompeo, who...

More Chaos in the Trump White House

News Analysis | In an unexpected but not uncharacteristic move by Trump, Rex Tillerson was sacked as the secretary of state and Mike Pompeo, the...

Trump Fires Tillerson

News Analysis | Donald Trump has fired his secretary of state Rex Tillerson and replaced him with Mike Pompeo, who was previously the CIA director....

No respite in US aggression against Pakistan

Asif Haroon Raja | George Bush threatened General Musharraf that Pakistan will be pushed into the Stone Age if he didn't accept the US’s seven...

Former CIA agent’s arrest follows US spying debacle in China

AFP | The third arrest in one year of a US official suspected of helping Chinese spies has bared the tense battle between the two...

Trump turning on Pakistan highlights American naivety

Eric Margolis | Henry Kissinger rightly noted that it’s often more dangerous being an ally of the United States than its enemy. The latest victim...

Is the US sabotaging peace in Korea?

Jacob G Hornberger | It just might be that the two Koreas are figuring out a way to avoid war, much to the anger and...

Ex-senator’s claims against Pakistan highlight US hypocrisy

Jamal Hussain | Larry Pressler, the former three time US senator from South Dakota was in the news recently, painting nuclear Pakistan as a threat...

How Pakistan & Saudi Arabia had defeated Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan

News Desk | GVS: In our part of the world you are still remembered as the person who headed Saudi Intelligence for 24 long years....

Has Trump’s ‘America First’ security strategy been successful?

AFP | President Donald Trump used the launch of his first National Security Strategy on Monday to laud the benefits of cooperation with Russia, a...

Trump government will cause new Korean War

Jacob G Hornberger | If war breaks out in Korea, which is increasingly likely, make no mistake about it: the cause will be the U.S....

The US military has no authority to target Pakistan

News Analysis | Brigadier Lance Bunch, the director of Future Operations at Headquarters Resolute Support Mission in Kabul said that while the US forces are...

Has anyone benefited from American interventionism?

Jacob G. Hornberger | For the first hundred years of American history, the United States was founded on the concept of a limited-government republic, one whose...

PAF chief’s decision to take down American drones signals new resolve

News Analysis | Pakistan Air Force (PAF) chief Sohail Aman said on Thursday that he has ordered his force to shoot down any drones, including...

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