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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...

The Afghan Quagmire: Kabul is not the only victim!

Saad Yousaf | Over the last few weeks, the unwieldy Unity government in Kabul has been facing multifaceted challenges. Afghan Taliban’s gains in Northern Afghanistan...

More troops in Afghanistan: A recap of the Vietnam war?

Michael Kugelman | (CNN) In recent days, with Afghanistan's Taliban insurgency continuing to gain steam and America's longest war staggering through its 16th year, analysts have...

US Troop surge in Afghanistan: Will it work this time?

News Analysis | Following swift incursions being made by a resurgent Taliban, top US security and foreign affairs aides have proposed a new strategy for...

Afghanistan’s stubbornness: An obstacle in regional development

Imtiaz Gul | At a May 2015 global forum in Beijing, former President Hamid Karzai had talked of high time to "recommit ourselves to peaceful...

Supporting Baloch insurgency: Where are Indian “high moral grounds”?

Tayyaba Sattar | New Delhi and Islamabad are once again at each other’s throat as tensions between the two continue to escalate. India is finding...

What is France’s future under the new President Macron?

Despite winning the French presidential election by a wide margin of almost 66 percent, Emmanuel Macron is now the president of a country bitterly...

Afghan attack on Chaman border: What are Pakistan’s options?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The Chaman-Spin Boldak Border between Pakistan and Afghanistan has become a heated battlefield since Friday's violations by the Afghan forces....

Candidate Donald Trump is surfacing again: A series of pleasant surprises

T.S. Eliot said, “April is the cruelest month”. For those who wanted a Trump administration that was anti-interventionist, diplomatic, and focused mainly on domestic...

A Restrictive foreign policy: Is India inviting trouble?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | When diplomacy becomes brittle, foreign policies become sub-optimal. India’s diplomacy toward China and Pakistan testifies to it. Dialogue with Pakistan is...

US-Russia Lethal Arms Race: Beginning of a New Cold War?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The trends in the global politics manifest that Great Powers are investing immensely in advancing their military arsenals. They are...

U.S will confront Russia about its role in Afghanistan

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The seething US-Russia rivalry in Afghanistan took a sharp turn with the explosive threat held out by the visiting US Defense...

After last week’s visit to the USA: China now going to...

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that the Director of the General Office of the Communist Party of China Li Zhanshu...

Why the US National Security Agencies need to keep a ‘Cold...

Jacob G. Hornberger | The year 1989 brought an unexpected shock to the U.S. national-security establishment. The Soviet Union suddenly and unexpectedly tore down the...

So who was the real target of “Mother of All Bombs”?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The decision by the US commander in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, to drop the ‘mother of all bombs’ on an alleged...

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...

Moscow tells US Secretary Tillerson not to strike Syria again

Syria and North Korea are two main subjects of today's talks between U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov...

G7 sides with Russia: Unexpected setback to the US?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The G7 was meant to be an insipid forum that unfailingly followed the US diktat, but the worm is apparently turning....

Peace in Afghanistan necessary to defeat ISIS in the region

Imdad Hussain | Islamic State’s presence in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan is a source of concern not just to Pakistan, but to other countries...

Optimistic Fantasy to hope for peace in Afghanistan without talks with...

Dr. Zafar N Jaspal | The increasing violence and the continuity of trans-national terrorist syndicate’s sanctuaries in Afghanistan’s peripheral regions have scared the neighbors of...

Will the US be Attending the Afghan Conference in Moscow?

While, Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson, confirmed on Friday that Pakistan will attend the multi-national peace conference about Afghanistan to be held in Moscow next...

With German-Russian relations hitting rock bottom: Merkel heads for Moscow

 Alexander Mercouris German Chancellor Angela Merkel, facing a possibly difficult election in Germany later this year, is traveling to Moscow on 2nd May 2017. Merkel has...

Indian fears: Is Russia joining Pakistan China in CPEC?

Andrew Korybko | There’s been a lot of confusion about Russia’s role in CPEC over the past week. Pakistani reports circulated over the weekend saying that...

Russian government curtails critical expression through social media censorship

On February 9, Twitter user “The OSINT” posted a screenshot of an unusual email he received from Twitter explaining that some of his tweets would not be...

Has NATO led to “indifference and inaction” by Afghan Government?

Recent, Russian announcement of a moot to be held in mid-February along with General Nicolson's comments last week bring up the question whether a...

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,...

Pakistan and the Strategic Chessboard in 2017

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | The global strategic chessboard will remain complex in 2017 as the conversion in the global strategic environment continues. The transition in...

Moscow has the world’s attention. For Putin, that’s a win.

MOSCOW — President Vladi­mir Putin is winning. For now. The Russian leader is winning because the post-Cold War order he has railed against has been thrown into...

A Subdued Vladimir Putin Calls for ‘Mutually Beneficial’ Ties With U.S.

MOSCOW — After the outpouring of euphoria among Russia’s political elite over the victory of Donald J. Trump, President Vladimir V. Putin on Thursday...

Putin: We won’t allow infringement of Russia’s rights, will decide our...

During his annual address to Russian lawmakers, President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow is ready for dialogue with its international partners, but will not...

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