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Why is Chabahar Port no match for Gwadar?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | India launched a new conduit for trade with Afghanistan when it shipped 1.1 million tons of wheat to Afghanistan from...

China’s foreign minister to visit N. Korea this week

AFP | China's foreign minister will visit North Korea this week, his office said Monday, becoming the highest-ranking Chinese official to travel there in years...

Is it worth the risk? – The American Iran Nuclear Agreement

News Analysis | Donald Trump has once again rung alarm bells in the international corridors of diplomacy and international relations by remarks regarding the review...

Indian Ocean: Militarization and Regional Implications

Mustansar Hussain Tasir | Significance of Indian Ocean Indian Ocean is the world’s third largest body of water and renders substantial contribution in feeding one-third of...

COAS, Bajwa in Brunei; Army carrying Diplomacy?

News Analysis | Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on an official visit to Brunei, held meetings with country’s top...

Pakistan: Hard choices ahead for a ‘Soft State’

Munir Akram | In his well-researched book, “A Hard Country”, Anatol Lieven attributed Pakistan’s survival from persistent internal and external crises to the extraordinary resilience...

New initiatives required to enhance Pakistan’s economic diplomacy

News Desk | GVS sat down with Mr. Haroon Sharif to discuss the issue of Pakistan’s inclusion in FATF greylist and its economic performance under the...

Indo-Pak strained relations and ways to improve ties

News Analysis |  “Narendra Modi- led government should stop selling the idea of ‘quadrilateral’ project of the US, Japan, Australia and India and...

Iraq, Saudi face off in bout of football diplomacy

AFP | Iraq is hosting a football international against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for the first time in almost four decades, in a friendly encounter...

US warns of ‘critical time for humanity’ at Munich Security Conference

News Analysis | Dozens of the world’s political and military officials, politicians, journalists and security experts attended the 54th three-day (FEB 16-18, 2018) Munich Security...

India rejects cricket diplomacy

News Analysis | Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said, in a meeting with Parliament’s consultative committee, that a bilateral cricket series with Pakistan is not...

Military Diplomacy with Afghanistan: Will Gen Bajwa’s visit to Kabul change...

News Analysis | Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on the Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani and held talks on key bilateral...

The road to ‘Strong & progressive India’ passes through Beijing, not...

M K Bhadrakumar | If anyone ever told the nation that India should be prepared to fight a “two-front war” with China, he must have...

China’s ‘great game’ in its near-abroad

M K Bhadrakumar | India’s ‘Look East’ policy, which shifted to ‘Act East’ under the Modi government circa 2015, may now have to quickly shift...

Pyongyang warns Washington of ‘pain and suffering’

News Analysis | North Korea has warned the US of dire consequences if UNSC ratifies punitive sanctions against the country on Monday, adding further fuel...

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...

Provocative signalling by US may compel Kim to press the button

News Analysis | The US has started to sift through various punitive policy options to confront North Korea's overt nuclear showmanship. Defense Chief, James Mattis warned Pyongyang...

Move towards active diplomacy on Kashmir: Ambassador Abdul Basit

News analysis | Veteran diplomat and Pakistan's former High Commissioner to New Delhi, Abdul Basit has called upon the country to engage in robust diplomacy in...

Army preempts Trump’s speech; puts forward Pakistan’s perspective

News Analysis | Director-General of the ISPR announced the successful completion of Operation Khyber 4 in the Rajgal valley, which was launched last month in...

Moscow nervous as the US-North Korean tensions rise

M K Bhadrakumar | Moscow’s diktat to the US to slash the latter’s diplomat and staff strength in Russia by 755 personnel generously put September...

Nawaz-Jindal meeting: Friendship, diplomacy, or something else?

Marriyum Aurangzeb, State Minister for Information has clarified newspaper reports earlier in the day that said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of...

Sartaj Aziz Slams India for declining Turkey’s offer to mediate in...

The suggestion by the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan to resolve Kashmir issue through multilateral talks, with Turkey being the stakeholder, has been...

Soft Power: Japan has turned its culture into a powerful political...

Much has been made of Japan’s recent turn away from pacifism and growing military muscle, but Tokyo is also extending its global reach in...

Tayyip Erdogan to visit India: potential conversation points

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a two-day visit to India, beginning April 30. During this brief visit, he will hold talks with...

Kulbhushan Yadav’s death sentence: Has Pakistan pressed the self-destruct button?

Abdul Rahim | Pakistan and India, since the time of their separation, have been countering each other both at diplomatic and security levels with the...

How Nations can move on after Apologizing for their Past

Edwin Battistella | In May 2016, when Barack Obama visited Hiroshima, some speculated that the president of the United States might offer an apology, on...

Asian leaders wary of Saudi’s spreading their Gospel of truth

James M. Dorsey | Critics in the Maldives likely sighed relief when Saudi King Salman this week postponed his visit because of an outbreak of...

Trump Yells and bangs phone on the Australian PM

It has been reported that President Trump "yelled" and hung up the call which he was having with Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian Prime Minister....

Trump Yells and bangs phone on the Australian PM

It has been reported that President Trump "yelled" and hung up the call which he was having with Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian Prime Minister....

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