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Trump and his generals lock horns over Syria

M K Bhadrakumar | The military is the same the world over. In 1992, the conversation would have gone like this in South Block: “Sir, it...

America’s “Game Changer” approach for victory in Afghanistan

News Analysis | The US Defense Secretary, James Mattis, stated “victory in Afghanistan is still possible — not necessarily on the battlefield but in facilitating...

Have Americans learned nothing from Soviets?

News Analysis | The Afghan Taliban have captured another key district, according to US media reports. The Andardarah distict in the province of Farah was...

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...

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