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Trump walks out of ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’

News Analysis | US President, Donald Trump, finally announced to pull out of the Iran Nuclear deal signed in 2015 by his predecessor, Barack Obama....

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...

U.S drone strike killed 20 militants linked with TTP

News Analysis | In the eastern province of Kunar, Afghanistan, a US drone strike targeted a training camp of militants who are believed to be...

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...

Vietnam and Afghanistan Wars: Does History Repeat itself or Rhyme?

Jamal Hussain | History repeats itself,” the original adage was reportedly modified by Mark Twain to read “History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.”  A...

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

AFP | US President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he would keep Guantanamo Bay open, breaking from his predecessor Barack Obama's lengthy and ultimately failed efforts...

Rap icon Jay-Z attacked by Trump in vicious tweet

AFP | Jay-Z is leading nominations Sunday for the Grammys, was feted Saturday by music industry heavyweights -- and, in between, was taken to task...

Will Trump still be president by the end of the year?

Sidra Khan | When Donald Trump announced his intention to run for the office of the President of the United States in late 2015, which...

Has Trump’s ‘America First’ security strategy been successful?

AFP | President Donald Trump used the launch of his first National Security Strategy on Monday to laud the benefits of cooperation with Russia, a...

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...

Is India eyeing to become a new power in Asia Pacific?

M K Bhadrakumar | Static diplomacy, like stale fish, stinks. Therefore, it is gratifying to see the delightful vagueness of the formulation in Prime Minister...

China: Getting rich whilst looking after the poor

Farid A Malik | After the demise of the British Empire, it seems the sun is about to set on the capitalist Kingdom of United States of...

After Six Years and Half a Million Dead, We’re Back to...

Daniel McAdams | Today Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, "Assad must go." Forget the ISIS pretext for US bombing and occupation of Syrian territory. We...

US airstrikes are killing more civilians than terrorists

Steven Feldstein | When President Donald Trump took office in January, it was unclear whether the bombast from his campaign would translate into an aggressive new...

The most powerful man in the world | Vladimir Putin

The Power of Putin - Documentary 2017 | CNN Russian chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov, a harsh critic of Putin, has noted that the entire structure...

Why introverts make the best public speakers

Matt Pocock | ‘The majority of my students had never heard a politician speak like Barack Obama; with clarity, dignity, focus, passion, humanity, and authenticity. A...

A master plan to balkanize Pakistan – Part I

Asif Haroon Raja | The drama of 9/11 provided a ready-made excuse to George W. Bush and his team of Neocons to wage wars against...

America: Victim of the God of Environment

News Analysis | After hammering Northern Cuba, Hurricane Irma has turned towards Florida and is expected to batter the state with surging waves, heavy rain,...

Four more years of Bush-Obama

 Jacob G. Hornberger | Mark my words: The next time there is a terrorist attack by some Muslim here in the United States, Donald Trump, the...

Why I voted for Trump and why I will do that...

Kristin Ryan | June 16th, 2015 was the day American politics changed forever. It all began with that infamous escalator ride in NYC at the...

How should Pakistan respond to Trump’s Afghan policy?

Abdul Rahim | On August 21, 2017, President Trump announced Afghan policy and warned the U.S enemies that “no place is beyond the reach of...

Will Trump’s ‘new’ Afghan strategy be successful?

Nasir Azeem | The Foreign Policy of every state on the world map is always carved out to protect its national interests. But what is...

Saudi-UAE moves hint at willingness to engage with Iran

James M. Dorsey | Recent moves by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates suggest that the two Gulf states may be looking for ways...

The Afghan end game – military action or political activism?

Dr. Muhammad Ali Ehsan | The big question that has been asked by the strategists for over a decade and a half now is –...

New Afghan Policy – Implications for Pakistan

Dr. Muhammad Ali Ehsan | Pakistan is eagerly awaiting the announcement of the Trump administration’s new Afghan policy – likely to be made public shortly....

Pakistan-US ties: A reality check

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | The transformation in the global politics, cementing Indo-US strategic partnership and deteriorating situation in Afghanistan are shaping Americans perception about Pakistan’s...

Putin’s Russia on top yet again

M K Bhadrakumar | Russia and the United States could be hurtling toward a showdown following Moscow’s decision on Friday to retaliate, finally, against President Barack...

Saudi Silliness: Fracas with Qatar and Sectarian Injunction

Adnan Qaiser | In my paper in spring 2017: ‘Radical Islamism: Understanding Extremist Narrative and Mindset,’ I had postulated that all Middle East’s ills lie...

The only solution to america’s healthcare woes

Jacob G. Hornberger | When President Franklin Roosevelt revolutionized America’s economic system by enacting Social Security, he knew that it would be a permanent change....

USA-Russia-China triangle

M. K. Bhadrakumar | For long-time observers of the US-Russia-China triangle, this week presents a fantastic panorama. Much as the G20 summit in Hamburg on...

The three-way tug of war in Syria: Who are the important...

Nauman Sadiq | In order to simplify the Syrian theater of proxy wars, it can be divided into three separate and distinct zones: the Syrian...

ISIS leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi killed: Who will be his successor?

Nauman Sadiq | The Russian Ministry of Defense has claimed that according to information, which is being checked through various channels, the Islamic State’s leader Abu-Bakr...

Bombs for the Taliban: Is the US prolonging the Afghan war,...

News Analysis | Amid increasing turmoil in Afghanistan, top US officials, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have given a good...

The Gulf tightening its noose: What are Qatar’s real options?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, by breaking off not only diplomatic but also economic relations with Qatar, are likely...

With rising trouble in Afghanistan, US Congressman calls to ‘strike’ Pakistan

News Analysis | Adam Kinzinger, a Congressman from Illinois has asked President Trump to resume air strikes inside Pakistan at alleged terrorist hideouts, which are...

Indo-Pak nuclear race: Will things continue the same forever?

Dr. Zafar N. Jaspal | India-Pakistan strategic competition and Great Powers' interest in the region have made the South Asian strategic environment complex and unpredictable....

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