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US recognition that aid suspension to Pakistan will not Pay off

News Analysis | On February 8, the US State Department informed Congress that the Trump administration’s decision to suspend its security assistance to Pakistan had...

Modi tells Congress not to give lectures on democracy

News Analysis | On February 7 2018, India’s Prime Minister issued merciless statements against the Congress in Lok Sabha starting from the partition-caused by congress’...

What is the biggest threat to the United States?

Jacob G Hornberger | The New York Times recently profiled three military veterans who are running for Congress. All three are women and all three...

Pentagon continued to fund Afghan units despite human rights abuse

AFP | The US military funded Afghan police and security units even though American officials knew members were implicated in gross human rights violations, according...

Mumbai’s caste chaos shows the need for a “Third Force”

Andrew Korybko | Violent caste chaos exploded in India’s western economic hub of Mumbai last week after Hindu ultra-nationalists clashed with low-caste Dalits who were...

US suspends Pakistan’s security aid despite years of sacrifices

News Analysis | The United States on Thursday suspended all military aid to Pakistan. US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, in a news briefing, announced...

Psychiatrist warns US Congress about Trump’s mental health

AFP | At least a dozen members of the US Congress, most of them Democrats, were briefed by a Yale University professor of psychiatry on...

Could the US be responsible for anti-government protests in Iran?

James M Dorsey | In supporting recent anti-government protests in Iran, both Iranian hardliners and the US State Department may want to be careful what...

Turkey’s dervishes whirl for Rumi anniversary

AFP | Arms crossed over their hearts, hands resting on their shoulders, the dervishes start their dance. They turn on themselves, slowly sliding their hands...

Gujarat Elections 2017: BJP wins but loses in public eye

News Analysis | The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will retain power in Gujarat for a sixth straight term, after it just about edged past the...

Rahul Gandhi maintains family grip on Congress party

AFP | India's Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head...

Indian Democracy at Crossroads

Sanjay Kumar | Inaugurating a newly built dam in 1954, India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru christened it as the “temple of modern India”. Nehru,...

Modi’s new anti-Pakistan allegation in Gujarat campaign shows insecurity

News Analysis | The latest claims by Indian Prime Minister Narendar Modi have been that his main political rival, the Indian National Congress, was colluding...

Modi faces toughest election test in 2019

Reuters | Tens of thousands of Indians voted in the first stage of assembly elections in the western state of Gujarat on Saturday, where Prime...

Will the U.S. withdraw its troops from Syria after ISIS is...

Sophie Mangal | According to Washington Post, the U.S. hopes to prolong its military presence in Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) areas in the north of...

Aid cuts by US to hurt Pak-Afghan border monitoring

News Analysis | A considerable reduction in military and economic aid to Pakistan by the US is likely to hurt Washington’s desire of preventing cross-border...

America’s Waterloo: ‘Scapegoating’ Pakistan for Failures in Afghanistan

Adnan Qaiser | French statesman, Georges Clemenceau had notably observed, “War is too important to be left to the generals.” Since no general ever happily...

Is India eyeing to become a new power in Asia Pacific?

M K Bhadrakumar | Static diplomacy, like stale fish, stinks. Therefore, it is gratifying to see the delightful vagueness of the formulation in Prime Minister...

US Congress authorizes defense budget bigger than Trump’s request

Washington| AFP |  The US Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly authorized $700 billion in national defense spending for next year, a substantial increase over Donald Trump's...

57% of Americans think US should mind its own business on...

Jacob G. Hornberger | One of the burning issues of our time is the role of the U.S. government in foreign affairs: Should the United...

BJP condemns Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary celebrations

News Analysis | The Congress government in Karnataka celebrated the birth anniversary of Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan amid tight security across the state. The sultan...

The Wild Week In Mideast Geopolitics

Andrew Korybko | This past week was geopolitically very eventful for the Mideast, even by the region's dynamic standards, which shows that a new international...

Philippines must prepare for a long war against ISIS

Jumel G. Estrañero | Terrorism cannot be tackled overnight. On October 22 during the 38th MassKara Festival on Sunday night celebration, President Rodrigo Duterte urged the nation...

Has Trump’s game plan on Iran been successful?

M K Bhadrakumar |  The US President Donald Trump’s statement on Friday regarding Iran turned out to be high on rhetoric but lacking in substance....

Iran’s President hits back at Trump: US Allies reject America’s “unilateralism”

GVS Special Report| Iran's President, Hasan Rouhani on Friday lashed at US President Donald Trump, telling the world that "Iran Nuclear Deal" is non-negotiatiable and...

Will India accept a communist government in Nepal?

M K Bhadrakumar | The Communist Party of Nepal-UML led by KP Oli, Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) led by Prachanda and the breakaway...

Iran checkmates ‘Israel & the US’ in the Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar | The announcement in Tehran on Saturday regarding the successful test of a ballistic missile with a range of 2000 kilometers and capable of...

Trump’s Pearl Harbor strategy for war in Korea

Jacob G. Hornberger | By proposing a total oil embargo on North Korea, President Trump is taking a page out of former President Franklin Roosevelt’s war...

Why no impeachment of CIA officials for conspiring to murder Castro...

Jacob G. Hornberger | During the Church Committee hearings in the 1970s, Congress and the American people learned that the CIA, in partnership with the Mafia,...

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...

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