Tag: strategic

Pakistan complicates US’ Afghan mission

M K Bhadrakumar | The horrific terrorist attacks in Kabul during the last fortnight provoked some exceptionally strong remarks from US President Donald Trump. At...

US suspends economic aid to Pakistan

News Analysis | On February 6, 2018 the US House of Representatives joined the Senate to end economic aid to Pakistan through a bill which...

Is India making ballistic missiles to counter military capability of China?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | India’s military hardware shopping spree and advancing of nuclear weapons arsenal are increasing the security dilemma of the Asian nations....

What are the reasons behind growing trend of anti-CPEC coverage in...

Merwah Qureshi | CPEC is the flagship project proposed by China in the main project of her gigantic strategic project of OBOR (One Belt One...

India’s flirtation with the ‘war talk’ has Nuclear war clouds hovering...

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Indian civil and military leadership’s irrational war-mongering could have disastrous consequences for the subcontinent in particular, and the South...

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...

Afghanistan’s Managed Chaos: US Strategic Regional Designs

Adnan Qaiser | Winston Churchill held the view that Americans can be trusted to do the right thing; only after having exhausted all other alternatives....

US continuous drift towards India raises new risks for Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | TRUMP Administration announced its National Security Strategy (NSS) on December 18, 2017. It is aimed at promoting a balance of...

What happened to the foreign fighters that flew to join ISIS?

AFP | An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in...

Survival in the age of information warfare

Afrah Jamal | Pakistani troops recently rescued a US - Canadian family that had been captured in Afghanistan in 2012 and held hostage for 5...

Is CPEC detrimental for Indo-Pak ties?

News Analysis | The multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will deepen China's already formidable presence in the South Asian nation, and "aggravate" tension between...

China to deploy inter-continental ballistic missile by early 2018

M K Bhadrakumar | People’s Daily reported today citing a CCTV program on Sunday that China’s latest inter-continental ballistic missile DF-41 will be deployed in “early...

Philippines and US’s first time meeting: Reality and expectations

Jumel G. Estrañero | The first time is always the first time and this week, a political first time meet-up will be witnessed in the...

US strikes at India-Russia defense ties

M K BhadraKumar | In the post-cold war era, the United States and Russia kept a decent distance vis-à-vis each other while plowing their respective relations...

Why is Chabahar Port no match for Gwadar?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | India launched a new conduit for trade with Afghanistan when it shipped 1.1 million tons of wheat to Afghanistan from...

Tillerson confuses India once again!

News Analysis | U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, while reviewing his 7-day tour to South Asia and the Middle East on Thursday said he...

“China’s Belt & Road” distracting US?

M K Bhadrakumar | While addressing the "Centre for International and Strategic Studies" in Washington last Monday in a speech titled ‘Defining Our Relationship with...

Let’s build a positive ‘transactional relationship’ with the US

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | U.S Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson will visit Pakistan next week to discuss the US vision for the new South...

Are Islamabad & Washington all set to take the relationship to...

News Analysis | Pakistan and the US have agreed to carry forward the positive momentum in ties by enhancing high-level interactions and counterterrorism cooperation. This...

What does strategic relationship with China means for Pakistan?

Jan Achakzai | The 19th National Congress of China’s Communist Party will be held in Beijing. It is very important as new political elite will...

Why is India doing propaganda against CPEC?

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said India is doing propaganda over the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as part of its...

Indian Strategic Miscalculation will be severely punished: Pakistan’s CJCSC

News Analysis | Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Zubair Mahmood Hayat has said that any strategic misadventure and miscalculation by India, at...

Strategic competition among emerging powers in Indian Ocean

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Indian Ocean’s geographical location and resources have not only made it attractive for the economic activities and strategic pursuits...

Anti-terrorism strategic cooperation between U.S. and Philippines

Jumel G. Estrañero | It takes more than military alliances to execute a risky and challenging operation involving terrorists. Some 1,200 Filipino and US forces...

Khawaja Asif talks about Indian hand behind the attack on APS...

News Analysis | Foreign Minister, Khawaja Asif has made a somewhat startling revelation regarding the gory terrorist attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar on...

Iran checkmates ‘Israel & the US’ in the Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar | The announcement in Tehran on Saturday regarding the successful test of a ballistic missile with a range of 2000 kilometers and capable of...

The Abe-Modi summit was really an anti-OBOR summit

Andrew Korybko | The Japanese premier met his Indian counterpart earlier this week during their yearly summit, and while nothing overly noteworthy in and of...

Syria must independently defeat terrorism

Sophie Mangal | Almost ten days have passed since the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the allied forces managed to break the siege of Deir Ezzor city, which...

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...

Is there a Muslim-Buddhist conflict brewing in South East Asia?

Talha Ahmed | Myanmar and Rankine state background The tears of Rohingya Muslims shook the world once more. UN and other human rights organizations are really...

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