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CPEC: A Paucity of Planning by Pakistan

Arif Rafiq | As Pakistan’s macroeconomic situation deteriorates, this summer will feature a moment of reckoning, as both the caretaker and new government will not...

Amid rising macroeconomic instability, IMF cuts down Pakistan economic growth to...

News Analysis | IMF has downgraded Pakistan’s economic growth from an estimated 5.6 % in FY2018 to 4.7 % in FY2019, according to International Monetary...

Dr Shakil Afridi’s release might be a fresh contention between Pak-US...

News Analysis | A Central Investigation Agency (CIA) attempt to rescue Pakistani doctor, Shakil Afridi, who had helped US authorities track down al-Qaeda founder, Osama...

Germany’s Syria Strategy

Trivun Sharma | On Saturday 14th April, US President Donald Trump made headlines with his decision to strike Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons...

Nawaz’s demand to broadcast accountability court proceedings is a political gimmick

News Analysis | Disgruntled former three-time Prime Minister (PM) and Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N’s) ‘Quaid for life’ Nawaz Sharif has demanded that the hearing of...

US to hold Islamabad accountable for its actions: White House

News Analysis | President Donald Trump is not satisfied with the progress made by Pakistan in the fight against terrorism and the US is holding...

Potential issues of Afghanistan’s inclusion in OBOR

News Analysis | China is ready to include Afghanistan into its billion-dollar Belt & Road (B & R) initiative despite Afghanistan’s geopolitical uncertainty including the...

Trump’s military-centered strategies undermines every opportunity of peace-building in Afghanistan

Hidayatullah Sherzad | Following a wave of late barbaric and heinous attacks claimed by the Taliban in Afghanistan, US President Donald Trump made it clear...

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...

Is Nawaz really a threat to democracy?

News Analysis | Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders have accused ousted Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif of attempting to derail democracy. PPP senior leaders criticized...

Supreme Court sets ten-day deadline to capture SSP Rao Anwar

News Analysis | The Supreme Court of Pakistan has today ordered all-state institutions including intelligence agencies to facilitate the Sindh Police in tracking down the...

US Afghan strategy won’t work: Laments ex US Army Colonel

Jamal Hussain | A point paper by Lawrence Sellin, titled “U.S. Afghan strategy will be governed by events in Balochistan” has been published by the...

“We fight for our national interests and principles, not for aid”,...

News Analysis | “Afghanistan and its partners, especially the US, need to address the challenges inside Afghanistan rather than shift the onus for ending the...

Why US created Afghan transit route?

M K Bhadrakumar | The US President Donald Trump made a significant diplomatic breakthrough in the Afghan war by getting Kazakhstan President Nurusultan Nazarbayev to...

UK appoints ‘minister for loneliness’

AFP | Britain appointed a "minister for loneliness" on Wednesday to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May described as "the sad reality of modern life"...

India-ASEAN Summit: India Showcasing The “Act East” Strategy”

Andrew Korybko | Next week's India-ASEAN Summit is expected to showcase New Delhi's "Act East" strategy of engagement with the regional bloc as Prime Minister...

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...

Pakistan gave 100% results with less than 1% funds: DG ISPR

News Analysis | Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday said that Pakistan has achieved peace on its soil...

Pakistan warns US of backlash of potential Afghan offensive

News Analysis | According to sources, the United States plans on launching a two pronged offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan that would force them...

US promises more action against Pakistan

News Analysis | The White House on Tuesday afternoon announced that further action would be taken against Pakistan. This was announced by US Press Secretary...

Our top ten stories of year, GVS 2017

GVS Top Stories | Global Village Space (GVS) had a very successful opening year in 2017. We were off the mark from day one! Though,...

What foreign policy will the US adopt in the east next...

M K Bhadrakumar | The leitmotif of the US foreign policy in 2018 is going to be a last-ditch attempt to “contain” Russia’s resurgence on...

Afghan safe havens – for poppies, politicians & power brokers

Afrah Jamal | The upgraded version of Afghan policy released in August 2017 was followed by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to the...

Deconstructing US South Asia & Afghanistan Strategy

Zahid Mehmood | What if words do the job better than actions for you? What if words justify your preeminent position in the system by...

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...

What is the difference between Qatari and Saudi Wahhabism?

James M Dorsey | A multi-domed, sand-colored, architectural marvel, Doha’s biggest and national mosque, symbolizes Qatar’s complex and troubled relationship with Saudi Arabia. Its naming...

Congress delinks LET from Coalition Support Fund certification

News Analysis | The US Congress has removed the name of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) from the certification clause in the National Defence Authorisation Act 2018. The...

Afghan quagmire: Options for Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Afghanistan’s instability is perilous for Pakistan. The weak authority of President Ashraf Ghani led Unity-Government in the country is advantageous for...

Islamabad-Kabul ties: too many fences to mend!

News Analysis | On Tuesday, the Foreign Office (FO) strongly condemned the attack on a check-post on the Af-Pak border in the Bajaur Agency. After...

Reality behind Nisar’s “No divisions in PML-N” statement

GVS Analysis | Ex-Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar claimed during a press conference that there are no forward blocks in the PML-N nor will there be...

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...

What should India expect from Tillerson?

M K Bhadrakumar | The visit by the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on October 24 will be hugely consequential for India’s relations with...

Why the world should take India’s surgical strike hysteria seriously?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Indian ruling elite has adopted the multi-dimensional strategy to bully Pakistan. Although, its hysterical warmongering rhetoric does not intimidate...

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...

Philippine strategy to combat homegrown terrorism

Jumel G. Estrañero | While the urban warfare drills were pushed through between U.S. and RP during 10 days of military exercises that wrapped up...

PIA will suspend flights to New York: Will it help?

News Analysis l Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to suspend its flight operations to New York, by December 2017. Though the plan is still...

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