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Is the attack on Iqbal a repercussion of governments’ dubious policy...

News Analysis | Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal survived an assassination attempt at the end of a corner meeting in his constituency NA-117 Narowal. Iqbal came...

China concerned over its depleting influence on North Korea

News Analysis | As North Korea precedes with its audacious, by its own standards, diplomatic moves, China feels that it is a deliberate move on...

TAPI: A Dreamer’s Pipe-dream becoming reality?

Marvin G. Weinbaum & Samad Sadri | Global demand for energy is increasing and natural gas consumption is growing faster than for oil and coal. In...

Trump-Macron bromance turns into tough love

M K Bhadrakumar | The 3-day state visit of the French President Emmanuel Macron to the United States has turned out to be a disaster...

Pakistan’s foreign policy: A tale of blunders and missed opportunities

Hamza Liaquat |   The recent FATF episode and vulnerability of Pakistan to international isolation is evident by unexpected moves of the iron brother of Pakistan,...

Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

James M Dorsey | It’s the pot calling the kettle black. As Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of seeking to encircle it with its support for...

How risky is Trump’s Iran policy?

By James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump’s inclination to withdraw from a three-year old international agreement that curbs Iran’s nuclear program is...

BJP discrimination continues as Muslim dies in police custody

News Analysis | Tension prevails in India's northeastern state of Assam after violent protests engulfed the town of Dhula, some 100 km away from the...

Pakistan must employ strong defence policy to deal with US

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Since the (in-)famous President Donald Trump tweet, the Pakistani ruling elite has been ensuring the nation that they are vigilant...

Morality police in Iran taking softer line on Islamic codes: chief

AFP | Iranian police are taking a softer approach to breaches of Islamic rules, opting for education over punishment, Tehran's police chief said on Wednesday.  "According...

Salman Khan thanks UAE government for filming Tiger Zinda Hai: Movie...

News Desk | Salman Khan says, he felt an extreme pleasure in filming for his upcoming movie 'Tiger Zinda Hai' in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He...

China and Philippines agree to avoid force over South China Sea:...

Jumel G. Estrañero | Statements in international negotiation are challenging to decipher from within. On November 16, China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid...

Can technology ensure speedy justice in Pakistan?

Saud Bin Ahsan | One of the main functions of law in society is the administration of justice. With democracy gaining strength in Pakistan, the...

Potential discussion points between PM Abbasi & US vice president on...

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is likely to meet US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the United Nations General...

Pakistan, Turkey agree to increase cooperation over peace efforts in Afghanistan

News Analysis | Pakistan and Turkey have agreed that a military-heavy policy cannot solve the seemingly intractable Afghan problem. Both countries have reiterated the need...

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: A tale of fear and resistance to change...

Maria Bastos | This Summer turned out to be a rather prolific period for Pakistan's foreign policy. However, there was no discernible change. Think of...

The US failed Afghan policy – What should Pakistan do? Part-III

Asif Haroon Raja | Pakistan’s Strengths Today, Pakistan is in much stronger position since it has overcome the threat of India’s Cold Start doctrine by developing...

The US failed Afghan policy – part 2

Asif Haroon Raja | The US has all along pursued a highly militarized and aggressive foreign policy of intimidation, annexation, and capture of resources of...

The US failed Afghan policy – Part I

Asif Haroon Raja | It took Donald Trump and his team 8 months to formulate Afghan policy, which was hailed by India and Afghan Government...

Trump & Modi’s Afghan deal: Stupid and bound to fail

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan is encountering internal and external challenges. The transnational terrorist organizations with the support of Indian intelligence and collusion of...

Pakistan suspends talks with the US amid mounting tensions

News analysis | Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said that Islamabad has suspended talks and bilateral visits with the US in protest to the anti-Pakistan tirade...

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...

Delhi, Kabul hail Trump’s new South Asia policy

News Analysis | Afghanistan and India have welcomed the path laid by the US for fighting the simmering war in Afghanistan. US President Trump's speech...

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....

Madrasa Reforms: Lynchpin of Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism

Jamal Hussain | Any critique about madrasas in Pakistan must be handled with care, given the sensitivity of the public about an institution considered by...

Let us save our country for future generations!

Farid A. Malik | Nehru and his pundits had set a six months deadline for the reunification of the Indian Sub-Continent which they considered ‘Dharti...

Terrorists are the real Social Media criminals we should be tackling!

Abdul Rahim | After every terrorist attack we launch an anti-terrorism operation, and how this shapes the politics on terrorism is now a national dilemma....

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...

Regional rivals India and China now compete for another title

India's air quality now rivals China's as the world's deadliest, according to a new study published on Tuesday amid warnings that efforts to curb...

Trump at China’s request says will honor ‘One China’ policy

U.S President Donald Trump reaffirmed Washington's 'One China' policy in his first conversation with Xi Jinping, an apparent effort to ease tensions after angering...

Dollar collapses in one week of Trump in office

John Geddie Investors' hopes for a fiscal boost to the world's largest economy under Trump have been tempered by controversial and protectionist policies that have...

Pak-Afghan ties: Any way to end the blame game?

Abdul Rahim | This week the British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Dominic Jermey, traveled to Islamabad especially to try and lessen the vocal tensions between Afghanistan...

Will Trump continue ‘Pivot to Asia’ policy to contain China?

Abdul Rahim | The U.S’s Pivot to Asia The inauguration of President Trump will restructure U.S foreign policy with a greater emphasis on controlling a ‘rising...

Should General Raheel have regrets?

Jaweria Waheed In Pakistan’s history apparently no military chief was as non-controversial as Gen. Raheel Sharif. He successfully carried on the legacy of the family...

Pakistani Media: Prisoner of Cross-Media Ownership?

By: Zainab Assad I am a student of journalism and currently studying in one of the most prestigious women colleges of Pakistan. I often scare...

Why Nawaz Sharif’s foreign policy is a complete disaster?

Most political commentators could see it coming that India will use Heart of Asia platform to further promote her agenda of isolating Pakistan internationally...

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