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Korean “peace pipeline” gains traction

M K Bhadrakumar | The two “peace pipelines” – one carrying Iranian natural gas via Pakistan to India and a second transporting Russian gas via...

Trump set to announce Iran sanctions move that may kill nuclear...

AFP | President Donald Trump will confirm on Tuesday whether he will make good on a threat to re-impose US sanctions on Tehran and thereby...

Netanyahu shows documents relating to Iran Nuclear ambitions; Tehran brushes off...

News Analysis | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, unveiled a database of files which he claimed to have been containing crucial information about...

Seven decades of danger and detente between two Koreas

AFP | North and South Korea will hold their third summit Friday, stirring hopes of peace following years of tensions over the North's nuclear and...

Has Kim finally decided to give up nuclear ambitions?

Sufian Qazi | Kim Jong-Un’s recent visit to China, his first official errand since he consolidated power in 2011 after the death of his father,...

US sanctions Pakistani companies to set stage for NSG Meeting in...

US has, this week, added 7 Pakistani companies to the “Entity List” maintained by its Department of Commerce, in an action that is widely...

New sanctions on Russia for ‘election hacking’

News Desk | The US has slapped new sanctions on Russia. The move is justified in Washington as retaliation against what the United States says...

Plight of rice exporters: Pakistan needs a new bank that deals...

News Analysis | Pakistan is an agriculture based economy since the majority of the population is, directly or indirectly, employed in the agricultural industry. It...

Trump announces ‘heaviest ever’ sanctions on North Korea

AFP | US President Donald Trump has rolled out fresh sanctions against North Korea-linked shipping assets, hailing the package as the "heaviest sanctions ever" levied...

Iran’s ambassador says US sanction delaying IP project

News Analysis | On February 22, 2018 Iran’s ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost, while speaking at a seminar on “Contemporary Relations between Pakistan, Iran and...

North Korea calls UN chief ‘henchman’ of the US

AFP | North Korea on Thursday accused UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of being a "kind of henchman who is representing the United States" after the...

Is Pakistan close to a Free Trade Agreement with the EU?

News Analysis | In a triumphant juncture for Pakistan, especially in the face of Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) sanctions, the European...

How the US destroyed Afghanistan

Jacob G Hornberger | Imagine a suicide bomber blowing himself up in New York City and killing 95 people. It would be big news on...

UNSC sanctions team informed about Pakistan’s actions against terrorism

News Analysis | The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions monitoring team arrived in Pakistan on Thursday for a two-day visit. The UNSC team will...

Pakistan has suffered the most in the war against terrorism: PM...

News Analysis | Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said that Pakistan has suffered the most in the war against terrorism. He...

What can Pakistan learn from Netanyahu’s visit to India?

Junaid Ali Malik | Every country has the right to maintain strong relations with the other, and this is what India and Israel are doing....

US lawmakers aim to tighten terms of Iran nuclear deal

AFP | A bill was introduced in the US House of Representatives on Thursday aimed at tightening the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, despite...

Our Trump Card

Ikram Sehgal | Because of US sanctions economic assistance has been suspended before, military sales terminated, etc. Reacting to US President Donald Trump's New Year...

What changes will the Iran protests lead to?

Nader Habibi | A series of urban uprisings in Iran that began on Dec. 28 in its second-largest city shocked the country’s Islamic regime, as well...

Russia could benefit If Trump gets the EU to sanction Iran...

Andrew Korybko | Russia Could Benefit If Trump Gets The EU To Sanction Iran For Cracking Down On The "Green Revolution 2.0" Color Revolution Attempt The...

Could the US be responsible for anti-government protests in Iran?

James M Dorsey | In supporting recent anti-government protests in Iran, both Iranian hardliners and the US State Department may want to be careful what...

North Korea set to launch satellite: report

AFP | North Korea is preparing to launch a satellite, a Seoul newspaper said Tuesday, as outside observers warn that the nuclear-armed regime's space programme...

America’s Waterloo: ‘Scapegoating’ Pakistan for Failures in Afghanistan

Adnan Qaiser | French statesman, Georges Clemenceau had notably observed, “War is too important to be left to the generals.” Since no general ever happily...

Will Lebanon pay the price of Saudi Intervention?

James M Dorsey | The proof will be in the pudding when Prime Minister Saad Hariri returns home in the coming days to a country...

No bear ‘hugs’ but Trump calls Xi Jinping “a very special...

Reuters | U.S. President Donald Trump called on China to do more to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue and said bilateral trade had been...

Iran’s President hits back at Trump: US Allies reject America’s “unilateralism”

GVS Special Report| Iran's President, Hasan Rouhani on Friday lashed at US President Donald Trump, telling the world that "Iran Nuclear Deal" is non-negotiatiable and...

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...

The Iran deal is living dangerously despite sanctions relief

News Analysis | Despite growing concerns and speculations over the future of the Iran nuclear deal, the Trump Administration extended waivers on a set of sanctions...

Kim roars again as Trump looks at military options

News Analysis | North Korea's top man, Kim Jong Un has pledged to continue efforts to achieve the country's nuclear goals which are aimed at...

Pyongyang slapped with sanctions: Will they work this time?

News Analysis | The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously approved sanctions on North Korea following its sixth nuclear test last Sunday. The resolution was...

Sanctions are an act of war

Jacob G. Hornberger | If the Pentagon suddenly bombed North Korea, killing thousands of North Korean citizens, that would clearly be considered an act of war....

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...

Iran disallows UN inspections of its military sites as tensions simmer

News analysis | Iran has rejected the US demand of a UN inspection campaign of Iran's military sites, calling it wishful thinking and "merely a...

Trump’s hawkish diplomacy may compel Tehran to go nuclear

News Analysis | Iran's atomic chief on Tuesday stated that the country needs only five days to shift its uranium enrichment above 19% that is...

Will an assertive Iran turn out to be Trump’s greatest challenge?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The White House readout of US President Donald Trump’s phone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday highlighted that the latter “thanked”...

Tehran takes exceptions to new sanctions

News Analysis | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to end his country's isolation in his second term. He was sworn in today just a...

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