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World is safe from global conflict in 2019

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Is 2019 going to be the year of the Armageddon? The answer is a definitive ‘No’. As 2018 ended, the potential...

US says Saudis still lack credible account of Khashoggi murder

AFP | Saudi Arabia's investigation and handling of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi still lacks full credibility and accountability, a senior US official said...

Afghanistan’s neighbors and the prospect of a US withdrawal

Fatemeh Aman | How can we explain Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw part of the U.S. force currently in Afghanistan, at a time when U.S. officials are...

Jared Kushner: The quiet man at the White House table

AFP |  At a White House meeting with President Donald Trump this week, the two dozen politicians around the polished table enthusiastically took turns to...

US sanctions are ‘economic terrorism’: Rouhani

AFP | Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said US sanctions were "economic terrorism", as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on...

Donald Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices 

AFP | US President Donald Trump on Wednesday ignored criticism that he gave Saudi Arabia a free pass on the murder of a dissident journalist,...

Iran’s master plan to isolate the US

M K Bhadrakumar | The new kids on the block are unaware that not a year had passed since the Islamic Revolution in Iran 40...

US to Saudi Arabia: No more ‘bombings in Yemen’

News Analysis | The United States of America has announced to halt the refueling operation of coalition jets and bombers, the only active part in...

US proposes rule banning asylum for illegal migrants

News Desk | Illegal migrants entering through the southern US border will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule, the Trump administration...

After feeling betrayed, Trump holds cards on Saudi prince

AFP | The killing of a journalist has abruptly transformed Saudi Arabia's crown prince from a partner to a liability in the eyes of Washington...

US defence chief Mattis says Trump is ‘100 percent’ with him

AFP | US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has assured him of his full support, one day after Trump appeared to cast...

US Central Command: We are not seeking war with Iran

AFP | The United States is not seeking conflict with Iran, the general overseeing America's military involvement in the Middle East said Thursday, even as...

Palestinian President condemns US as biased

AFP | Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas tore into the Trump administration Thursday, refusing to accept the United States as the sole mediator in the Middle...

Ivanka Trump: Family separations a ‘low point,’ media not the enemy

AFP | Ivanka Trump distanced herself Thursday from some of her father's most controversial policies and strident rhetoric, saying she is "vehemently against" family separations...

Chorus of condemnation intensifies in U.S. over trade tariff

News Analysis | Massive US tariffs have come into force as condemnation of the Trump administration's move intensifies. Top congressional Republicans joined the collective criticism...

Are China and US marching towards a Trade War?

News Analysis | On Friday, the Trump administration announced wide ranging tariffs imports from China. China has reacted by imposing some tariffs of its own...

Will US succeed in creating rifts between Iran & Iraq?

M K Bhadrakumar| The US project to create a rift between Iraq and Iran backfired just a couple of days of its launch from Riyadh...

US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump. in a step that could embolden Saudi Arabia to move ahead with plans to destabilize Iran,...

Can Pak-US ties be reconfigured amid hardened positions?

News Analysis | According to US officials, President Donald Trump's administration appears ready to harden its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants...

Why is the US attacking the Syrians who are fighting ISIS?

Dr. Ron Paul | Just when you thought our Syria policy could not get any worse, last week it did. The US military twice attacked...

US intrusion in Syria: Killing government forces in the name of...

Daniel McAdams | The United States has carried out strikes against the Syrian forces. Two such strikes were carried out last week as the Syrian...

Identifying the common enemy: Is Trump missing a chance to mend...

News Analysis | Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei has said that the attack on the Iranian Parliament and shrine of the revolutionary Ayatullah Khomeini carried...

Bombs for the Taliban: Is the US prolonging the Afghan war,...

News Analysis | Amid increasing turmoil in Afghanistan, top US officials, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have given a good...

US’ betrayal: What are the options left for Pakistan?

Itfa Khurshid Mirza | Donald Trump’s speech at the Riyadh Summit in Saudi Arabia has become the talk of the town. Choosing Saudi Arabia as...

Implications of US cold shouldering Pakistan by reducing military aid

News Analysis | The Trump administration has proposed giving Pakistan US $800 million as reimbursement for its military and logistical support in counter-terrorism operations in...

The intelligence top brass warns the US of increasing “Afghan Trouble”

News Analysis | On Thursday, the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence was presented with a comprehensive Worldwide Threat Assessment Report. The Director of National...

Israel-Palestine soccer battle puts FIFA in a pickle

James M. Dorsey | The perennial dispute between Israel and Palestine has put world soccer body FIFA in a bind. With FIFA groping on how...

Focusing on ISIS: Are we losing sight of a bigger enemy...

Michael Kugelman | On April 13, the U.S. military dropped a huge bomb on caves and tunnels used by Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan....

Terrorism, conflicts, and humiliation: What else will “Trump’s world” offer?

Stephen J. Adler, Jeff Mason, and Steve Holland | Washington - President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that U.S. ally Saudi Arabia was not treating...

Afghan Army’s biggest set back: Has Trump’s ‘Mother of all Bombs’...

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | In a gruesome attack on the Afghan National Army headquarters, more than 100 people lost their lives. The military formation...

After last week’s visit to the USA: China now going to...

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that the Director of the General Office of the Communist Party of China Li Zhanshu...

What Message does the US National Security Advisor bring to the...

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery| The US National Security Advisor (NSA), General McMaster is on a visit to South Asia, where he will meet top officials...

Who are “Radical Muslims”?

Z. Fareen Parvez | The Trump administration has been using the phrase “radical Islam” when discussing the “war on terror”. From his inauguration address to...

The Art of Making a Deal With the Taliban

Richard G. Olson | WASHINGTON — This year, America’s war in Afghanistan will pass a grim milestone as it surpasses the Civil War in duration,...

Will the United States 3D Policy for Pakistan Work Against China’s...

Abdul Rahim | Former President Barak Obama’s foreign policy strategy of "Pivot to South Asia" is still continuing under President Trump’s administration. Strengthening ties with India,...

How serious is India about restoring connections with Pakistan?

New Delhi, is giving the impression that it may be ready to re-engage with Islamabad, months after the growing tensions between the two nuclear-armed...

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