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Afghan Police say they haven’t been paid since March

News Analysis | Afghanistan has particularly been a hard terrain for foreign forces as well as for the embryonic Afghan security forces for years. There...

Taliban ‘retreat’ as US, Afghan forces hold western city

AFP | Afghan commandos and the US air force have driven the Taliban to the outskirts of Farah, officials said Wednesday, after a day-long battle...

Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Kabul police stations

AFP | Suicide bombers and gunmen launched apparently coordinated attacks on two Kabul police stations Wednesday, killing at least five people, with security forces still...

The Game-Changers

Ikram Sehgal | With US President Trump scrapping the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposing sanctions, the possibility of conflict in the region has increased dramatically....

American System: Trump wants NATO members to increase their military spending

News Analysis | A day after he was sworn in as the United States’ 70th secretary of state, Mike Pompeo “hoped on a plane and...

The Problem in the European Union

Trivun Sharma | With the victory of Viktor Orban in Hungary, two things have become clear in European geopolitics. One is that the wave of...

Watchdog confirms nerve agent used in spy poisoning came from Russia

News Analysis | In what appears to be denting the UK-Russia ties, the world's chemical arms watchdog endorsed Britain's findings on Thursday that the nerve...

PM Abbasi receives a Guard of Honor upon arrival in Afghanistan

News Analysis | Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in a scheduled official tour, reached Afghanistan today. Upon his arrival, he was given a...

Russia and US reminiscing the Cold War

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The United States gradual fading of two-decades’ sole super power stature is giving way to the blocks solidarity in the...

Russia calls on UN after joint spy probe rejected

AFP | Russia has called for urgent UN Security Council talks on the spiraling diplomatic crisis sparked by the spy poisoning scandal as a group...

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...

How Bashar al-Assad won the Syrian war? Part-I

  Zeeshan Munir | In summer of 2012, rebel forces were knocking on the doors of Damascus, half of Aleppo was lost to anti-regime forces and...

Will the WTO survive Trump?

AFP | An international organisation that Donald Trump demeans, undermines and then embraces when it suits his interests: probably sounds familiar within NATO, or the...

Middle-east deck rearranges: Iran and Qatar coming closer together?

News Analysis | Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, wrote an opinion piece in the Qatar-based news agency, Al Jazeera, on Monday. Zarif advocated...

A curious case of Korea: Who will be the scapegoat?

Jacob G Hornberger | With President Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as his new “national security advisor,” don’t be surprised if the Trump administration again...

Information Warfare: Historical Excursus and Russia’s Position

Leonid Savin | Historical Excursus on Information Warfare If we take the prototype of Western war to be based on Homer’s historic epic the “Iliad” (the...

Erdogan criticized West for not supporting Turkey’s offensive in Afrin

News Analysis | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasted NATO for not supporting the military action which Turkey launched against Kurdish stronghold in Afrin region...

Link Chabahar with Gwadar: Iran tells Pakistan

News Analysis | In a three-day tour of Pakistan, the Iranian Foreign Minister invited Pakistan to participate in the port of Chabahar. Dr. Javad Zarif,...

US and Pakistan strive to improve relations

News Desk | Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua, asserted that both Pakistan and the US are thoughtful on the process of reconciliation in Afghanistan. She...

Pakistan’s new ambassador to US?

News Analysis | Ali Jahangir Siddiqui has been nominated as the new US ambassador by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The previous Ambassador, Aizaz Chaudhry’s...

US lights up pathway to Afghan peace

M K Bhadrakumar |  The Principal Assistant Secretary of State in the US state department’s Bureau of South & Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells gave...

The mighty Afghan National Army?

Saqib Manzoor | Hundreds of seasoned and battle-hardened troops of Army have been deployed in Afghanistan to offer new types of training to...

Pakistan and the US: Together adrift

Salman Bashir | A raft of acerbic public messages has created uncertainty about the course of US-Pakistan relations. Strategic circles in Washington have unleashed a...

Ghani offers peace negotiations to Taliban without any conditions

News Desk | Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has taken a major U-turn in his stance against the Taliban and offered them peace negotiations without any...

US Afghan strategy won’t work: Laments ex US Army Colonel

Jamal Hussain | A point paper by Lawrence Sellin, titled “U.S. Afghan strategy will be governed by events in Balochistan” has been published by the...

Pakistan warns US of backlash of potential Afghan offensive

News Analysis | According to sources, the United States plans on launching a two pronged offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan that would force them...

Trump tweets accusing Pakistan: Is there a method to his madness?

Jamal Hussain | “Pakistan gave us only lies and deceit,” tweeted Donald Trump the US President as a New Year’s gift to its most allied...

Saudi king, Turkey PM discuss Jerusalem status at talks

AFP | Saudi King Salman and Turkey's premier on Wednesday discussed boosting ties and the status of Jerusalem, in a first high-level meeting since the...

US-Pakistan military alliances: Lessons for USA

Jamal Hussain | Introduction The history of Pakistan – USA military alliances goes back to 1954 when as a member of CENTO and SEATO Pakistan became...

Pakistan’s contributions for the uplift of Afghan people

Afrah Jamal | Pakistan and Afghanistan have history. And it is not all good. They have a shared border – though its legality has been...

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