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What if Trump dumps Iran deal?

M K Bhadrakumar | The last big European effort to dissuade US President Donald Trump from abandoning the 2015 Iran nuclear pact ended without success...

Seven decades of danger and detente between two Koreas

AFP | North and South Korea will hold their third summit Friday, stirring hopes of peace following years of tensions over the North's nuclear and...

Saudi Arabia: It was a “Toy Drone” and not a Coup

News Analysis | Massive gun bursts were heard by Saudi residents living near Royal Palaces in Riyadh on Saturday evening, leading to speculations of an...

North Korea’s nuclear declaration: what it does and does not mean

AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared an end to the nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests that sent tensions soaring on...

Trump opens a Pandora’s box in Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar | There is no triumphalism in the US, Britain or France over the missile strike in Syria on Friday. The mood is...

Indo-Russia military ties face strains due to New Delhi’s attitude

News Analysis | India is reducing its dependence on Russia for critical defense programs, with the joint venture BrahMos missile set to be guided by...

Trump warns Russia of ‘smart missile strikes’ over Syria crisis

News Analysis | US President Donald Trump targeted his arch-nemesis Russia in strong-worded remarks, threatening that new and ‘smart’ missiles are on their way, in...

Russia tests new nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile ‘Sarmat’

News Analysis | Russia’s Defence Ministry claims that it has successfully tested, for the second time, Russia’s most advanced nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM on...

Pakistan effectively demonstrates its “Second Strike Capability”

News Analysis |   Pakistan conducted another successful test of indigenously developed Babur, Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM), having a range of 450 kms. The Missile...

Plight of rice exporters: Pakistan needs a new bank that deals...

News Analysis | Pakistan is an agriculture based economy since the majority of the population is, directly or indirectly, employed in the agricultural industry. It...

Trump and Kim: an end to estrangement?

AFP | President Donald Trump has agreed to a historic first meeting with Kim Jong Un in a stunning development in America's high-stakes nuclear standoff...

Deterrence and missile defense systems

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Since the announcement of the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review of the United States, Chinese and Russians have shown enthusiasm for the...

Iran sticking to nuclear deal: UN watchdog

AFP | Iran is still sticking to the 2015 nuclear accord, a UN atomic watchdog report showed Thursday, four months ahead of US President Donald...

North Korea calls UN chief ‘henchman’ of the US

AFP | North Korea on Thursday accused UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of being a "kind of henchman who is representing the United States" after the...

UN report finds Iran in violation of Yemen arms embargo

AFP | Iran has violated a UN arms embargo by failing to block supplies to Yemen's Huthi rebels of ballistic missiles that were fired at...

Could the US be responsible for anti-government protests in Iran?

James M Dorsey | In supporting recent anti-government protests in Iran, both Iranian hardliners and the US State Department may want to be careful what...

North Korea set to launch satellite: report

AFP | North Korea is preparing to launch a satellite, a Seoul newspaper said Tuesday, as outside observers warn that the nuclear-armed regime's space programme...

Coalition raids hit Yemen rebels after missile targets Riyadh

AFP | The Saudi-led coalition conducted multiple air raids in Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Huthi rebels fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh in...

Rare U.N. visit to North Korea ignites hope of mediation role

Reuters | United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a rare visit that some analysts and diplomats hope...

Economically vanquished North Korea celebrates becoming a ‘nuclear state’

News Analysis | To celebrate the successful launch of its long-range intercontinental ballistic missile, North Korea (NK) held a mass celebrations in the capital Pyongyang....

China to deploy inter-continental ballistic missile by early 2018

M K Bhadrakumar | People’s Daily reported today citing a CCTV program on Sunday that China’s latest inter-continental ballistic missile DF-41 will be deployed in “early...

Saudi Arabia Blockades Millions After Houthis Launch Missiles

Andrew Korybko | Saudi Arabia is blockading Yemen in response to the Houthis’ weekend missile strike in Riyadh. The Yemeni rebels teamed up with former President...

Lebanon: A new theater opens for Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Amidst simmering crises in the Middle East, Lebanon finds itself in the thick of things as Saudi Arabia on Monday...

Trump issues a warning to North Koreans standing on their doorstep

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea he was prepared to use the full range of US military power to stop any attack, but in...

Riyadh-Tehran rivalry in Yemen: Where is it heading?

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia has berated and blamed Iran for the missile attack by Houthi rebels in the Saudi capital, Riyadh on Saturday, terming...

Pakistan opposes weaponization of outer space

News Analysis | Pakistan has called for steps to prevent the weaponization of outer-space and emphasized that it should be explored and used exclusively for...

Is US running out of friends?

M K Bhadrakumar | An amazing week is unfolding in West Asian politics. It began with three dramatic developments on Monday – Turkish troops crossing...

Iran checkmates ‘Israel & the US’ in the Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar | The announcement in Tehran on Saturday regarding the successful test of a ballistic missile with a range of 2000 kilometers and capable of...

Iran defies Trump & unveils powerful new nuclear missile’

News Analysis | Iran unveiled a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers with the capability of carrying out various warheads amid escalating...

Kim Jong-Un’s slogan of freedom doesn’t make him lunatic

Waqas Shabbir |  In absolute terms, North Korean aggression is not a right way to go about things, but in relative terms, any sovereign country...

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