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James Mattis warns Pakistan; ‘Do more’ or face consequences

M K Bhadrakumar | In the chronicle of India-Pakistan relations, seldom – if ever – would political rhetoric have descended to the gutter level as...

A master plan to balkanize Pakistan – Part I

Asif Haroon Raja | The drama of 9/11 provided a ready-made excuse to George W. Bush and his team of Neocons to wage wars against...

What is the reason behind mass shootings in USA?

Jacob G. Hornberger | Although ISIS is claiming that Las Vegas mass murderer Stephen Paddock was one of theirs and was acting on its behalf,...

Is Kurdistan a US-Israeli conspiracy to balkanize Middle East?

M K Bhadrakumar | The result of the Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq will be known in the next 48 hours or so, but no surprises...

Iran is Trump’s perpetual enemy in the Middle East

News Analysis |  US President Donald Trump said that Iran exports violence, chaos, and bloodshed while its government hides a corrupt dictatorship behind the farce...

US interventionism produced the 9/11 attacks

 Jacob G. Hornberger | One thing is certain about the U.S. mainstream media’s memorialization of the 9/11 attacks. They are not about to mention, much less...

Is the Syrian war finally coming to an end?

News Analysis | Syria’s army has broken years-long Islamic State siege on the government enclave of Deir ez-Zor. ISIS has already lost more than half of...

Syria must independently defeat terrorism

Sophie Mangal | Almost ten days have passed since the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the allied forces managed to break the siege of Deir Ezzor city, which...

Bashar al-Assad has won the Syrian war

M K Bhadrakumar | The Syrian government forces have broken through the ISIS’ 3-year long siege of the air base in the eastern city of Dier...

Iran disallows UN inspections of its military sites as tensions simmer

News analysis | Iran has rejected the US demand of a UN inspection campaign of Iran's military sites, calling it wishful thinking and "merely a...

Who are Afghan Taliban and why the US won’t be able...

K. Hussain Zia | The Afghans are not a nation as such but a composition of numerous tribes. These form loose groupings based on ethnicity....

Iraqi forces ‘completely surround ISIL’ in Tal Afar

News Analysis | According to Iraqi and US officials, Iraqi forces backed by Shiite militias have "completely surrounded" fighters affiliated with the Islamic State group in...

Trumps’ new Afghan strategy- recipe for war, destruction and mayhem

Jan Achakzai | The US President Trump in his speech unveiled his administration’s much awaited Afghan strategy, setting out a  commitment to send extra 4000...

Should anyone believe U.S. State Department promises on Syria?

Sophie Mangal | On August 18, during a regular briefing, the Spokesperson for the U.S. State Department Heather Nauert stated that the United States doesn’t intend...

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...

Trump’s hawkish diplomacy may compel Tehran to go nuclear

News Analysis | Iran's atomic chief on Tuesday stated that the country needs only five days to shift its uranium enrichment above 19% that is...

High level meeting between COAS and Centcom delegation; Afghan future at...

News Analysis | The still-evolving Afghan strategy is leading to consultative meetings between Afghan, US, and Pakistani officials. In order to discuss the Afghan imbroglio...

Will al-Qaeda get habitation and a name in Jammu and Kashmir?

M K Bhadrakumar | The announcement by the al-Qaeda’s media wing that the terror group has set up an affiliate called Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind in J&K came out...

It is check and mate for Israel in Golan Heights

M K Bhadrakumar | Israel has suffered a big setback in the Syrian conflict with the deployment of Russian military police in the safe zone...

Plot thickens in great game over post-ISIS Iraq and Syria

M K Bhadrakumar | The post-ISIS future of Iraq and Syria has been a topic of animated discussion among American think tankers, the assumption being...

US plan to (re)occupy Iraq faces resistance

M K Bhadrakumar | The US’s longstanding project to push for an independent Kurdistan in the oil-rich regions of northern Iraq and Syria in the...

Kabul jolted yet again; US strategy is still-evolving

News Analysis | A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing at lehave ast 24 people and...

Pakistan is nipping the ISIS evil in the bud !

News Analysis | The Pakistan Army announced the successful completion of the first phase of the military operation codenamed "Kyhber IV" in Khyber Agency's Rajgal...

Bloodshed continues in Syria

News Analysis | A Syrian military unit was ambushed on Thursday by insurgent near the capital, Damascus, triggering a firefight that killed 28 government troops....

Deconstructing Trump: Iran sanctions

M K Bhadrakumar | There is an old impish yarn that Noah was stunned to see the two cats he’d put in the Ark trooping...

Of slapping sanctions and regime change; the noose tightens on Tehran.

News Analysis | A day after dishing-out the second certificate of Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, the Trump administration announced new sanctions on individuals...

Trump shows realism toward Iran

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The United States’ regional strategies in the Middle East face multiple challenges and it needs strong nerves and robust realism not...

The AF-Pak cat will be out of the White House bag...

News Analysis | US Defense Secretary earlier on Monday confirmed that the still-evolving strategy for Afghanistan will be one which will entail measures for Pakistan...

The importance of being a Pakistani

Afrah Jamal | Implications of a Modi – Trump style ‘meet and greet’ As Mr. Modi descended upon Washington, armed with Kashmiri shawls, tea, honey,...

Rise of home grown terrorism in Europe

News Analysis | Two teenagers have been arrested after acid was thrown in people's faces in five attacks over one night in London. Two moped...

The Monster and the US-Israel-Russia dirty game

Joseph Davis | The most extreme terrorist groups in the Middle East, Africa, and the Caucasus subscribe to a perversion of Sunni Islam called Wahhabism....

Uncle Sam’s Iran obsession continues; calls for regime change

News Analysis | The US-Iran rivalry is aggravating by the day. US Defense Chief, General James Mattis has said that regime change is essential to improve...

Iraq: No end in sight

News Analysis | Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Mosul to congratulate the army for driving the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)...

Jackson report puts Saudi Arabia and UK in a tight spot

James Dorsey | A report charging Saudi Arabia with funding extremism in Britain puts both the Kingdom and Prime Minister Teresa May on the spot. The report...

Empower women to fight radicalization in Southeast Asia!

Women have always been a quiet force to be reckoned with in uprisings worldwide. But, until recently, most studies focused on their roles as suicide bombers and...

Deep inside Kashmir militancy: how damaging can the cracks be for...

Abubakar Farooqui | On April 7, 2017, a group of unidentified militants appeared in the death anniversary of a Kashmiri Freedom fighter Naseer Pandit in...

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