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Despite daunting past, Pakistan and Russia draw closer amid geopolitical changes

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Shifts in the global political landscape have pushed the United States and Pakistan further apart, drawing Russia and Pakistan closer...

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...

Is Muhommad Bin Salman trying to strike a deal with Assad?

Andrew Korybko | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman recently acknowledged that Syrian President Assad will more than likely remain in office. He said this groundbreaking...

OPCW vote & South Asia: Why Pakistan backed Russia but India...

Andrew Korybko | Russia’s failed effort to get the OPCW to open up a joint investigation of the Skripal case importantly proved that the South...

Russia and US reminiscing the Cold War

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The United States gradual fading of two-decades’ sole super power stature is giving way to the blocks solidarity in the...

Russia calls on UN after joint spy probe rejected

AFP | Russia has called for urgent UN Security Council talks on the spiraling diplomatic crisis sparked by the spy poisoning scandal as a group...

Geopolitical Challenges of South Asia’s Silk Roads

Andrew Korybko | The Strategic Vision Behind the Silk Road The early part of the 21st-century is witnessing an astronomically rapid rise of China as a...

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...

UK Tory MP apologises to Labour’s Corbyn over spy claim

AFP | A vice chairman of Britain's Conservative Party on Saturday apologised to Labour's Jeremy Corbyn after tweeting that the opposition leader had "sold British...

Pakistan’s critical role in the New Cold War

M K Bhadrakumar | Afghanistan, no doubt, was what brought Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif to Moscow on a ‘working visit’ on February 20. This...

Why defense cooperation with Russia is vital for Pakistan?

Akash Shah | “I will wipe the city out of this map with a nuclear strike from where next USAF’s U-2 plane will take off”....

Pentagon Chief Statement hints division of Syria

News Analysis | Russian and US forces have been communicating across the "deconfliction line" in Syria despite glitches, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters...

Pakistan’s contributions for the uplift of Afghan people

Afrah Jamal | Pakistan and Afghanistan have history. And it is not all good. They have a shared border – though its legality has been...

Trump’s phrase sparks hopes of Indo-US alliance

News Analysis | The use of “Indo-Pacific” during his trip to Asia many times by US President Donald Trump has given the impression of a...

The real victors of the second world war

Jacob G. Hornberger | On May 9, 2017, Russians held a military parade in Red Square to commemorate the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in...

Is Canada poised to replace the US in the settlement of...

Stana Dubajic | With the current US administration visibly divided over all major international issues, coupled with the fierce fight of the American political establishment...

South Korea should give U.S. troops the boot- Part II

Jacob G. Hornberger | Last April, I wrote an article entitled “South Korea Should Give U.S. Troops the Boot,” in which I argued that if...

Bring the troops home from Korea

Jacob G. Hornberger | There is one good solution to the Korean crisis, one that the mainstream press commentators simply will not confront. It’s not...

How we allowed the US to Endanger Pakistan’s Security

Saleem Akhtar Malik l The U-2 incident occurred during the Cold War on 1 May 1960, during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the premiership of Nikita Khrushchev, when a United States U-2 spy...

The U.S. deep state recklessly edging its way towards balkanization of...

Zara Ali | If we are looking for the unabashed bottom line of the latest version of the U.S. strategy on Afghanistan, or shall we...

‘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...

Balfour Declaration, Russian Revolution and the Arab Oil

Nauman Sadiq | Is this not the international politics most significant coincidence that the Balfour declaration for the creation of Israel was adopted in the...

More foreign policy blow back in Spain

Jacob G. Hornberger | Last week, 13 more people died in Spain as a consequence of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and Afghanistan....

Charlottesville and America’s death machine

Jacob G. Hornberger | Amidst all the furor over President Trump’s suggestion that “both sides” are to blame for the recent violence in Charlottesville, I...

What led to 1965 war? – Part 1

Saleem Akhtar Malik l The 1965 War Kashmir is simmering with a brazen homegrown resistance movement against the Indian state. Since last year, Kashmir is back...

The Maldives Crisis Is An Outgrowth Of The Chinese-Indian New Cold...

Andrew Korybko | The escalating situation in the majority-Muslim archipelago country of the Maldives is detail-heavy and has been steadily unfolding in one way or another...

Where trump might be vulnerable

Jacob G. Hornberger | It’s still not clear to me the particular crime for which special prosecutor Robert Mueller is investigating President Trump. Was it illegal...

Blame the anti-Russia brouhaha on the CIA and Pentagon

Jacob G. Hornberger | Have you noticed that according to the Pentagon, the CIA, and the U.S. mainstream press (whose newspapers oftentimes appear to be...

Don’t be surprised to see Trump bomb North Korea

Jacob G. Hornberger | After the in-your-face Fourth of July “gift” that North Korea delivered to President Trump in the form of an intercontinental ballistic...

Breaking inertia on Kashmir

Saleem Akhtar Malik l The 1965 War Kashmir is simmering with a brazen homegrown resistance movement against the Indian state. Since last year, Kashmir is back...

Rising tension between Russia and NATO

News Analysis | A NATO F-16 fighter jet buzzed a plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as it flew over the Baltic Sea, but...

Indo-US strategic ties: Nuclear brinkmanship in the Himalayas

Saleem Akhtar Malik | Pakistanis keep complaining about America’s totally indifferent stance towards Pakistan during the '65 and '71 wars. Pakistan joined the US sponsored...

ISIS leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi killed: Who will be his successor?

Nauman Sadiq | The Russian Ministry of Defense has claimed that according to information, which is being checked through various channels, the Islamic State’s leader Abu-Bakr...

Growing regional cooperation: Will the USA be driven out of South...

Anam Sheikh | The twenty-first-century international relations are going to be multi-polar, where not one but many actors will be shaping the world order. The...

Kennedy & Trump both similar in pursuing good relations with Russia……?

Jacob G. Hornberger | Just consider the accusations that have been leveled at the president of the USA: He has betrayed the Constitution, which he...

China killing CIA spies, but why is the US spying on...

Jacob G. Hornberger | In its May 20 edition, the New York Times reported that between 2010 and 2012, China executed at least a dozen...

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