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Global petrol price hike reflected in Pakistan; creates difficulties for citizens

News Analysis | The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)’s President Ghazanfar Bilour has termed the most recent surge in petroleum prices...

8 ways Iran could respond to Trump

Syed Saddam Hussein | There is nothing permanent in the arena of global politics. Few developments could illustrate that better than the US withdrawal of...

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....

Russia-Iran ties surge under US pressure

M K Bhadrakumar | A commentary entitled Tehran, Moscow boosting strategic relations, appearing last week in the Iran Daily newspaper, which is close to Supreme...

Former FBI director’s book parallel with Pakistani Politics

Ikram Sehgal | James Brien Comey Jr served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for four years till fired by President Donald...

Military ‘terrorization’ of borders

Jacob G Hornberger | Immigration statists are celebrating today! Their icon, President Trump, has granted them their long-held wish. He has just announced that he...

PM Abbasi supports Muslim leaders in declaring Al Quds as capital...

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed his dissatisfaction with the response of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) in demonstrating solidarity with...

Trump pressurizing East Asia to accept US policies in region?

Dr Zafar Jaspal | President Donald Trump is on his East Asia trip. The primary objective of the tour is trade and investment. However, the...

General Kelly: “Controlling Trump is not my job”

News Desk| White House Chief of Staff, General John F Kelly said he is neither frustrated nor planning to quit his job. The former Marine...

What does CIA want from President Trump on JFK assassination? 

Jacob G. Hornberger | There are now two weeks left before the National Archives releases CIA records relating to the President Kennedy assassination, records that...

Gulf states enhancing ties with Israel after USA fails to end...

 James M. Dorsey | A cornerstone of the Trump administration’s approach to Israeli-Palestinian peace, involving a restructuring of relations between erstwhile Middle Eastern foes appears...

Killing and dying for minerals

Jacob G. Hornberger | “President Trump, searching for a reason to keep the United States in Afghanistan after 16 years of war, has latched on...

Trump’s Italian mafia style warning to ‘Rogue’ states

Ousama Khursheed |  There’s a custom within the Italian mafia that has gained notoriety and widespread recognition due to its frequent use in mass media....

Should Abbasi have held his meeting with Vice President Pence?

News Analysis |  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met US Vice President Mike Pence on the fringes of the ongoing session of the United Nations...

Haley says that Pyongyang will be destroyed if it doesn’t change...

News Analysis |  US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley has warned North Korea of destruction if it does not stop its reckless behavior because...

Trump’s Pearl Harbor strategy for war in Korea

Jacob G. Hornberger | By proposing a total oil embargo on North Korea, President Trump is taking a page out of former President Franklin Roosevelt’s war...

The war of words continues as the future of the Iran...

News Analysis |  Top Iranian and US officials exchanged heated words on Sunday over the controversial nuclear deal signed in 2015 in a bid to...

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...

We will ‘sink’ Japan and reduce the US to ‘Ashes and...

News Analysis | In an outrageous threat to the US and its ally Japan, Pyongyang has threatened to sink Japan and reduce the US to...

Afghanistan: Trump & his Generals playing “double game”?

M K Bhadrakumar | The Associated Press has carried an exclusive report regarding the intensive, ongoing political dialogue between the Afghan government and the Taliban behind the...

The illegality of Trump’s ‘Afghanistan war’

Jacob G. Hornberger | When President Trump attributed his flip-flop on Afghanistan to his team of military generals, who informed him that a withdrawal from...

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,...

USA wants strong defense ties with India: Will military pressure mount...

News Analysis | The Trump administration has told the US lawmakers that defense ties with India are indispensable to the bilateral ties between the two...

Interventionism and the Korean crisis

Jacob G. Hornberger | If the war ends up breaking out in Korea, President Trump, the Pentagon, and the CIA will be announcing that it was...

BRICS potentially strengthens Trumps’ hand in tackling Pakistani support of militants

James M. Dorsey | Pakistan, already furious and reeling from US President Donald J. Trump’s threat to sanction it for supporting militants, has been dealt...

Pakistan Is Uniting China, Russia, and Turkey against Trump’s Afghan strategy

Andrew Korybko | The Pakistani Foreign Minister’s plans to travel to China, Russia, and Turkey in hashing out a multipolar response to Trump’s recently announced Afghan...

The U.S. deep state recklessly edging its way towards balkanization of...

Zara Ali | If we are looking for the unabashed bottom line of the latest version of the U.S. strategy on Afghanistan, or shall we...

Washington wants decisive action from Pakistan

News Analysis | The US on Wednesday reiterated the need for Pakistan to act against alleged sanctuaries present on its soil. This was asserted by...

Pakistan all-set to pull the plug on the US

News analysis | The National Security Council (NSC) instituted a working committee to finalize new rules of engagement with the US after that country slammed...

“Pakistan will not be bullied” – Lt. Gen. Tariq Khan

Lt. Gen. Tariq Khan | The US finds it does not know how to dismount the tiger. The US is finding the War in Afghanistan...

Trump’s Afghan War & his “New Strategy”- Gen. Jehangir Karamat

General Jehangir Karamat | The long awaited US policy for Afghanistan and South Asia was announced in a clearly articulated and carefully delivered speech by...

PM Abbasi says Afghan war cannot be fought on Pakistani soil

News Analysis | Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the Afghan war should be fought in Afghanistan; Pakistan will not allow anyone to...

COAS tells his Afghan counterpart, “your war must not spread out...

News analysis | Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday said Pakistan would not allow the Afghan war to spill into...

The US whips up tensions in South Asia; Delhi’s NSG membership...

News analysis | The Trump administration is looking at options to support India's membership of the coveted Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Officials in the White...

Who are Afghan Taliban and why the US won’t be able...

K. Hussain Zia | The Afghans are not a nation as such but a composition of numerous tribes. These form loose groupings based on ethnicity....

Real US intentions in Afghanistan? Dr. Moeed Pirzada’s podcast with Stimson...

News Desk | Dr. Pirzada, prominent Pakistani TV Anchor and political analyst, argued that real intentions of US appear to maintain a "strategic foothold" a...

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