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Trump signs a bill allocating $700 million under the coalition support fund

News Analysis | American President Donald Trump has signed a mammoth $700 billion defense bill to modernize and bolster US military might including the allocation 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...

Rex Tillerson harshly criticizes Russia in order to rally NATO allies

M K Bhadrakumar | The remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Russia, while speaking at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington, DC...

In Washington, Trump’s line on Syria very influential

M K Bhadrakumar | Some of the confusion as to who sets the US policies on Syria may be clearing up. It seems Trump plays...

Pakistan welcomes Gen. Nicholson’s offer to target Tehreek-e-Taliban

News Analysis | On Wednesday, Islamabad welcomed the US offer of targeting the hideouts of the Tehreek-e-Taliban, a group that is using Afghan soil to...

US is not against CPEC: An Indian view?

M K Bhadrakumar | The statement made by the US Defence Secretary James Mattis at the US Senate Armed Services Committee last week in Washington...

Is it time to integrate Gilgit-Baltistan with Pakistan?

Yaqoob Khan Bangash | The recent statement by US Defence Secretary James Mattis to the Senate Armed Services Committee that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor...

The US-Sino Great Game: Washington embraces Indian position on CPEC

News Analysis l US Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis has said that China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is untenable because it passes...

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...

The US continues to scapegoat Pakistan for its failures in Afghanistan

News Analysis | The Taliban fired 20 rockets at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, hours after US Secretary of Defense James Mattis and...

The Gulf crisis: A battle of megalomaniacs

James M. Dorsey | There are fundamental problems in trying to learn lessons or draw conclusions from the Gulf crisis for the role of small...

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...

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...

Can Pak-US ties be reconfigured amid hardened positions?

News Analysis | According to US officials, President Donald Trump's administration appears ready to harden its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants...

Muslim Brotherhood: the real reason behind Saudi Arabia’s hostility

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Do not be surprised if Arab politics reminds you of Meryl Streep feuding with Dustin Hoffman in the 1979 American drama...

US intrusion in Syria: Killing government forces in the name of...

Daniel McAdams | The United States has carried out strikes against the Syrian forces. Two such strikes were carried out last week as the Syrian...

Ashraf Ghani’s outburst: How should Pakistan handle the situation?

Imtiaz Gul | Political temperatures spiked to unprecedented levels with a May 31 terrorist attack in Kabul that has left about 150 people dead. Afghan...

Defying global pressure: North Korea fires new land-to-ship missiles

Ju-min Park and Soyoung Kim | Seoul - North Korea fired what appeared to be several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast on Thursday, South...

Neutrality not an option: Pakistan to choose between Qatar or Saudi...

News Analysis | Pakistan will not cut off ties with Qatar in wake of the decision of the GCC countries to sever diplomatic relations with...

Bombs for the Taliban: Is the US prolonging the Afghan war,...

News Analysis | Amid increasing turmoil in Afghanistan, top US officials, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have given a good...

US’ plan to destabilize Iran: “Dark Prince” appointed as head of...

James M. Dorsey | The Trump administration, this week, appeared to take a potential step closer to backing efforts plotted by Saudi Arabia and the...

US-Iran ties: Has the US kicked the hornet’s nest?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | I have in my personal collection a riveting document relating to the great plunder of the state resources of post-Soviet Russia...

Will American plan to increase troops in Middle East & Afghanistan...

Dr. Ron Paul | By the end of this month, Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Advisor HR McMaster will deliver to President Trump...

US Defense Secretary’s clarification over their Syrian actions

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Amidst the contradictory voices from within the US administration regarding Syria over the weekend – American priority in the war (ISIS...

Is Trump under pressure to adopt tougher approach towards Pakistan?

James M. Dorsey | Pressure on the Trump administration is mounting to adopt a tougher position towards Pakistani support of militants in Afghanistan as well...

What is the Importance of South China Sea for the US

Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made some surprising remarks about China and the South China Sea during his recent Senate confirmation hearings....

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