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Pakistan gets cozy to China and Russia as US play blames...

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan’s reluctance to comply with the United States misdirected directives in Afghanistan enraged the Trump administration. It is accusing, maligning and...

Will Chinese negotiations with Baloch militants help CPEC security?

News Analysis | China has been negotiating with Baloch militants for above five years to secure its $60 billion investment in the infrastructure development project...

US warns of ‘critical time for humanity’ at Munich Security Conference

News Analysis | Dozens of the world’s political and military officials, politicians, journalists and security experts attended the 54th three-day (FEB 16-18, 2018) Munich Security...

Saving Pakistan from border incompetence

Junaid Ali Malik | COAS Qamar Bajwa attended the 54th Munich Security Conference in Germany. While presenting the viewpoint of the state of Pakistan in...

Trump and Modi discuss South Asian politics over phone call

News Desk | On 8th February 2018, the White House reported that the leaders of the world’s two largest democracies Trump and Modi discussed the...

US drone strikes continue despite NA Speaker saying Pak-US relations have...

News Analysis | On February 8th 2018, Pakistan’s National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq chairing an in-camera meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security stated...

Pentagon hides data on how much Taliban controls in Afghanistan

AFP | A US government watchdog said Tuesday the Pentagon has barred it from disclosing how much of Afghanistan is under Taliban control -- a...

Angelina Jolie urges UN to solve Syrian crisis

AFP | UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie urged the UN Security Council to "find a way" to solve Syria's nearly eight-year war during a tour...

The FATA conundrum

Merwah Qureshi | FATA is the region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan from the north and the west, Baluchistan from the south and KP from the...

Indian Supreme Court rejects final bid to ban ‘Padmaavat’

AFP | India's top court Tuesday rejected a final bid by two states to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which sparked...

Sharif appears before the accountability court amid tight security

News Analysis | Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (Retd.) Safdar appeared before the accountability court today amid tight security...

Ban imposed on religious service at unauthorized churches

News Analysis | On January 15th 2018, the authorities decided to ban service in unauthorized churches in Abbottabad. The security officials stated that this decision...

IS operating in Kabul under noses of US forces

AFP | Middle-class Afghans turned jihadists have assisted the Islamic State group's expansion from its stronghold in Afghanistan's restive east to Kabul, analysts say, helping...

US suspends Pakistan’s security aid despite years of sacrifices

News Analysis | The United States on Thursday suspended all military aid to Pakistan. US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, in a news briefing, announced...

Azad Jammu and Kashmir vs. Indian Occupied Kashmir: The difference

Mohsin Shahid | It was 2004, a year before the devastating earthquake in Pakistan, when there was a murder in Dherkot, district Bagh in Azad...

Over 60 killed in fresh Saudi backed airstrikes in Yemen

 AFP | Fresh air strikes and clashes in Yemen have killed over 60 fighters as Saudi-backed pro-government forces push an offensive against Huthi rebels, security...

CPEC: Pakistan’s quest for energy security

 Asia Maqsood | Sufficient supply of energy is central to industry, transport, infrastructure, information technology, agriculture and households. Besides, economic growth and higher standard of...

Taliban kill six in deadly suicide attack on Afghan police compound

AFP | A suicide bomber drove an explosives-packed Humvee into a police compound in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least six officers and destroying a...

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...

Uber paid hackers $100,000 to hide security breach

Reuters | Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million...

Google takes further action against extremist videos on YouTube

Reuters | Alphabet Inc’s Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate,...

Chabahar – Some Indian myths and the reality

M K Bhadrakumar | The first shipment of wheat on Sunday from Kandla port to Afghanistan via Iran’s Chabahar Port is cause for celebration in India. A...

ISIS threatens to kill the future King of Britain

News Desk | ISIS jihadists have threatened to kill Prince George. A picture of the little prince entering his Battersea school captioned "Even the royal...

How tiny Qatar’s wealth saved it from starvation ?

James M Dorsey | Food security has taken on a new dimension almost five months into the Gulf crisis that pits a UAE-Saudi alliance against...

The dimensions of the Indo-US strategic relationship

Saleem Akhtar Malik| Conceived in 2009 as the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, the mechanism has been the primary forum to advance “shared objectives in regional security,...

After India & Afghanistan, Iran commits act of aggression against Pakistan

News Analysis | Iranian troops fired at least 11 mortar shells into bordering town near Panjgur district in Balochistan causing no casualty in a new...

Economy & security: Two sides of the same coin

Ikram Sehgal | A strong connection between the country’s prosperity and military power or put simply, economy and security are two sides of the same...

Why Riyadh is so interested in joining CPEC?

News Analysis | Riyadh will soon invest in the Gwadar Port and become part of the mega-project, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This was...

Only cooperation with China will make India ‘Great’

M K Bhadrakumar |  The ‘Ministerial Trilateral’ between the US, Japan, and India on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York on Monday turned out to...

BRICS declaration and the appalling crudity of India’s strategic discourses

M K Bhadrakumar | The BRICS statement naming the terrorist groups active in the South and the Central Asian region was brilliant news insofar as India and China...

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