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China concerned over its depleting influence on North Korea

News Analysis | As North Korea precedes with its audacious, by its own standards, diplomatic moves, China feels that it is a deliberate move on...

Shifting energy import patterns enhance China’s clout in the Middle East

James M. Dorsey | Subtle shifts in Chinese energy imports suggest that China may be able to exert influence in the Middle East in alternative...

Punjab’s monopoly

Tahir Ali Khan | Pakistan is a federation. All federating units should have an equal role and weight in the election of the Prime Minister....

Saudi Soft Power: Football stadium promised for Iraq

News Analysis | The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin AdulAziz talked to the Prime Minister of Iraq via phone call last week and promised...

The good people of Pakistan! Making a difference!

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi | For years I've written about the terrible corruption and loot and plunder which prevails in Pakistan.  About how our leaders have...

Pakistan gets cozy to China and Russia as US play blames...

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan’s reluctance to comply with the United States misdirected directives in Afghanistan enraged the Trump administration. It is accusing, maligning and...

Australia, US, India and Japan attempt to counter China’s OBOR

News Analysis | Talks for a quadrilateral plan to counter China’s growing global influence started among India, the US, Australia and Japan to find an...

Kashmir’s alarming situation

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Indian Army’s endless brutality drove the Kashmiri youth into militancy. Instead of surrendering, the Kashmiris are fiercely struggling for the...

Pakistan still going easy on militants, alleges US intel chief

News Analysis | On February 15, 2018, seventeen US intelligence agencies including Central Intelligence Agency, Defence Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security...

MQM will remain the same until immediate changes are made

Junaid Ali Malik | Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) was established on August 22, 2016. It is in fact the Muhajir Qaumi Movement, which is being operated from abroad....

What was Israel’s PM up to in Moscow?

Andrew Korybko | Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s meeting with President Putin last week was very significant. The “Israeli” premier traveled to Moscow to meet with...

Is US destroying itself through foreign interventions?

Jacob G Hornberger | Most everyone acknowledges that James Madison, the father of the Constitution, possessed deep insights into the relationship between liberty and government....

Sharif brother’s Saudi trip highlights extensive foreign influence on Pakistan

Junaid Ali Malik | On many occasions in the history of Pakistan, the foreign stakeholders, more properly international establishment, tried to influence the politics of...

After Nepal, Maldives raises specter of waning Indian influence

News Analysis | A newspaper in Maldives has raked up a political storm after publishing an editorial that is critical of Indian Prime Minister Narendar...

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...

School based budgeting is the future

Aisha Sarwari | The most critical transformation underway in the public schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seems to be school finance reforms. Following on the footsteps...

Pakistan: Surviving on uncanny strengths!

Amjad Mahmood | Every tribe, ethnicity, empire, dynasty, and nation since ages has held some form of authority, power, and influence during different segments of...

Is the “flag bearer” of Islam losing its influence over the...

 James M. Dorsey | By declaring the Qatar-based International Union of Islamic Scholars (ILUM) a terrorist organization, Saudi Arabia is confronting some of the world’s...

APEC signals US’ waning influence in Asia

M K Bhadrakumar | If the APEC forum ever provided a testing ground to estimate how far the United States can resuscitate American power in...

India’s influence in Afghanistan needs consideration: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister

News Analysis | Islamabad - "India's influence in Afghanistan and its facilitation" also needs consideration. Khawaja Asif, Pakistan's foreign minister, asserted while talking to media,...

How people make decisions that are bad for them

Dr. Kerry Petsinger | He looked shocked. I was having a conversation recently with a guy who was telling me about his nephew, a high school senior....

Confront the Challenges: Engage Afghanistan, Protect CPEC

Maria Bastos | Two of Pakistan’s foreign policy core themes: CPEC and Afghanistan are passing through a critical moment and will soon become the most...

Masterchef UK 2017 winner Saliha Mahmood wants to produce “Khazana”

News Analysis | Saliha Mehmood, 29, a trainee doctor in gastroenterology and the winner of Masterchef UK 2017, is now venturing on to produce her...

Nawaz versus Shahbaz: A battle for influence within PML-N

News Analysis | Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif advised his brother and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seek the advice of party workers rather...

Sigh of relief for Khan: IHC suspends his arrest warrants

News Analysis |  The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended arrest warrants against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief, Imran Khan which were issued by the Election...

Why 19th Century Europe became the richest part of the world?...

Joel Mokyr | How and why did the modern world and its unprecedented prosperity begin? Learned tomes by historians, economists, political scientists and other scholars...

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