Masood Azhar

James M. Dorsey
James M. Dorsey | A call for action to help Rohingya Muslims by prominent US Treasury-designated Pakistani militant Masood Azhar puts both Pakistan and China on the spot and raises the specter of the plight of Myanmar’s beleaguered Muslim community energizing jihadists in South and Southeast Asia. Saadi, widely believed to be a pen name for Mr. Azhar, the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM),...
issues
James M. Dorsey | Remarks at ISAS Panel Discussion: Pakistan in challenging times, 25 August 2017. The facetious answer to the question, what security challenges Pakistan faces is where does one start. One place to start is with the structural issues that underlie the multiple dangers Pakistan confronts. What that does, is help Pakistan as well as the various external powers involved...
policy
James M. Dorsey | President Donald J. Trump has drawn battle lines in South Asia that are likely to have a ripple effect across Eurasia: a stepped-up war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, a tougher approach towards Pakistan’s selective support of militancy, and closer cooperation with India – moves that are likely to push Pakistan closer to China and Russia. United...
rising
James M. Dorsey | An Iranian warning that it may attack militant bases in the troubled province of Balochistan threatens to bring Pakistan’s house of cards crashing down. Pakistan’s tenuous house is built on a torturous effort to balance relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran amid rising tension between the two regional rivals, prevent Pakistan from becoming an operational base for possible...
Masood Azhar, china
China, at the behest of Pakistan, has once again prevented the United Nations from listing a prominent Pakistani militant as a globally designated terrorist. China’s protection of Masood Azhar, who is believed to have close ties to Pakistani intelligence and the military, raises questions about the sincerity of a Pakistani crackdown on militants as well as China’s willingness to use...
India warns China to respect its 'sensitivities'
The Indian foreign secretary, Jaishankar, addressing the Raisina Dialogue said China needed to show signs of reflection. He chided China, in unusually strong tone, by saying, “China is very sensitive on matters concerning its sovereignty,” then he went on to say “we expect they will respect other people’s sovereignty. CPEC passes through a territory that we see as ours. Surely...
VIJAITA SINGH & SUHASINI HAIDAR India has decided to drop any reference to the Uri attack from its proposal to be placed before a United Nations sanctions committee to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist, a senior government official told The Hindu. China had put a technical hold on this proposal in April last, which was extended on...