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Pak-Afghanistan border reopened on the orders of PM Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered that the Pak-Afghan border should be re-opened. The PM explained that the gesture of re-opening the border is...

Where does Pakistan fit in the emerging US-Russia conflict in Afghanistan

Abdul Rahim | As of now, despite all speculations, insinuations and fears in the US media, that President Trump's coming would somehow bring a major...

United States & Pakistan can work together to destroy ISIS: Pakistan’s...

Pakistan's newly appointed ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Chaudhary, has called for greater cooperation between Trump administration and Pakistan to nip in bud...

How is the world affected with Trump’s American values?

Adnan Qaiser| If destiny is choice, and not chance, then the American people have played a big gamble by electing President Trump into office. The...

Tide has turned dramatically against ISIS on almost every front

Alexander Mercouris | The tide has turned on ISIS on every front. Lets examine the cities which they had a stranglehold over and what's happened...

Pakistan & Afghanistan: Victims of each other?

Imtiaz Gul| The same old narratives continue in Kabul and Islamabad and no-one wants to be the first to change them; Afghan officials insist Tehreek-e-...

New US Strategy on Afghanistan will probably involve more men on...

More American troops are required to remove the deadlock created by the Afghani militants according to the US Central Command, General Joseph Votel. During the Senate Armed...

Terrorists are the real Social Media criminals we should be tackling!

Abdul Rahim | After every terrorist attack we launch an anti-terrorism operation, and how this shapes the politics on terrorism is now a national dilemma....

Afghanistan: 30 dead in an ISIS attack on hospital

Afghanistan - At least 30 people were killed on Wednesday, in a six-hour attack, carried by gunmen dressed as doctors on Afghanistan's largest military...

Pakistan warns US, Afghanistan could be the next Syria

A high level discussion took place between Pakistan Military and General John Nicholson, Resolute Support Mission commander with James Mattis, retired US general and...

Did Arab spring revolutions achieve anything except discontent?

 Dr James M. Dorsey | Little has changed in much of the Middle East and North Africa. The youth bulge is bulging, accounting for one...

Syrian army defeats ISIS by liberating Palmyra

Alexander Mercouris | Russian Defence Minister Shoigu reports to Russian President Putin that Palmyra has been fully liberated from ISIS. Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Putin’s spokesman,...

Pentagon’s “Devastating impact” plan for ISIS

Sophie Mangal| The U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had presented a preliminary version of the Pentagon’s new plan to rapidly defeat the Islamic State of...

Has Iraqi Government compromised with Saudi Arabia?

Adam Garrie | The timing of Iraq’s bombing of Syria continues to appear increasingly suspicious. The day after the bombing, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir...

Russia and China again veto resolution imposing sanctions on Syria

Alexander Mercouris | As promised Russia voted against the latest attempt by the Western powers to use the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on...

Can ISIS be stopped from expanding into Asia?

Naveed Ahmed | Quietly but surely, the Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS) is benefitting from the failures of al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Roughly...

Pakistan compelled to strike in Afghanistan against ISIS?

Jan Achakzai "I direct and authorize my armed forces and law enforcement agencies to eliminate the enemy where ever they are with the full force...

Will the butcher of Kabul bring peace to Afghanistan?

Ishaq Ali | The Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan chief Gul Badin Hekmatyar is expected to arrive in Kabul in coming days following the lifting of sanctions against...

If USA wants Crimea returned to Ukraine, Russia wants Alaska back

President Donald Trump expects that Russia will return the Crimea to Ukraine to de-escalate the crisis in the east of the country, spokesman for...

How terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan are posing threat to Pakistan’s viability?

Jan Achakzai| How Afghan sanctuaries are threatening stability in Pakistan and wider region can be seen from the recent wave of terrorist incidents: Lahore attack,...

Afghan NUG government needs bolstering from Trump Administration

In Washington, the silence is deafening. Ever since U.S. combat forces left Afghanistan at the end of 2014, relatively little has been heard about America’s...

American military playing good cop & bad cop with Pakistan

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and General Jim Mattis, United States Secretary of Defence had a 20-minute telephone conversation on...

Is the Cold War between Russia and the USA over?

EDWARD LOZANSKY AND JIM JATRAS | For Donald Trump and the overwhelming majority of the American people, including those who did not vote for him,...

What does Russia now want in Afghanistan? Peace or further discord

Amina Khan | On December 27, 2016, officials from Russia, China and Pakistan met in Moscow for the third Trilateral Dialogue on Afghanistan, where all...

Where does Pakistan fit into Trump’s World?

Najma Minhas | Trump in his inauguration speech declared that “We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones” with such words he has given...

Is a Russian and Turkish Alliance reshaping the world politics?

Mehmet Ozalp | The end of the Aleppo crisis and Syrian ceasefire has produced an unlikely alliance. The relationship between Russia, Turkey and Syria is...

Astana talks: Will Saudi Arabia really allow peace in Syria?

Sophie Mangal | The Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir stated that the Syrian peace talks in Astana would lead to a ceasefire in the country,...

Islamic State violence fuels culture wars and widens generation gaps in...

James M. Dorsey | The Islamic State’s New Year’s Eve bombing of an upscale nightclub in Istanbul has fuelled culture wars in Turkey and Israel and...

A Vision of Trump’s Middle East: Back to the Future

By James M. Dorsey President-elect Donald J. Trump’s, clearest indication yet of his policy approach towards the Middle East and North Africa, was tucked into...

Aleppo battle: Hopes rise for evacuation of rebel-held areas

Hopes have risen that a planned evacuation of rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo will now begin soon, after an earlier deal...

Outraged By What’s Happening In Syria? Here’s What You Can Do

The Syrian crisis has claimed nearly 500,000 lives and forced more than 11 million people to flee their homes. Damascus is committing war crimes...

U.S. Policy in South Asia: Imperatives and Challenges

By Michael Kugelman | Summary Sustained bilateral and multilateral U.S. engagement in South Asia is of the essence. Three major factors amplify the importance of placing...

Aleppo at risk of becoming ‘one giant graveyard’

A United Nations official speaking at an emergency meeting Wednesday warned that the besieged parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo are at immediate risk of...

Operation in Syria only targets terror, Erdoğan clarifies

Turkey’s military operation in Syria is not against any country or person but terror groups in general, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, in...

Ohio State Attacker May Have Been ‘Inspired’ by Al Qaeda, F.B.I....

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The student who wounded 11 people this week at Ohio State University, plowing his car into a cluster of pedestrians and...

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