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Maleeha Lodhi slams India for seeking permanent UNSC membership

News Analysis | Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s permanent representative at the United Nations, reiterated Pakistan’s principled stance on UN Security Council reform on Wednesday. She said...

JuD approaches LHC against ban by the federal government

News Analysis | Hafiz Saeed’s party Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) has approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) against government’s ban on their welfare activities. The government banned...

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...

Pakistan to be placed on FATF’s grey list in June: Confirms...

News Analysis | Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal told media personnel during a press conference on Wednesday that Pakistan is to be placed...

Ahsan Iqbal vows to ban JuD and FIF ‘again’

News Analysis | Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has vowed to ban Hafiz Saeed’s Jamatud Dawa (JuD) and its welfare wing the Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) while...

Pakistan manages to stay off terror financing watch list for three...

News Analysis | The Financial Action Task Force (FATC) member states failed to reach a consensus in Tuesday's meeting to put Pakistan on the global...

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...

Bilateral trade with Afghanistan reduced to $500M

News Analysis | The bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been reduced by almost 2 billion dollars in the past few years. President of...

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...

US drone strike kills chief of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar in Afghanistan

News Desk | The chief of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), has been killed in a US drone strike, a spokesman for the group confirmed to AFP on Thursday. “Chief of our...

US sets condition for India’s UNSC seat

News Analysis | US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, seemingly enticed India with a permanent seat in the UN Security Council. She said that...

Security Council Expansion; opportunities & risks: Exclusive interview with Ex-Brazilian Foreign...

News Desk | GVS Managing Editor sat down with Antonio Patriota, the former Brazilian Foreign Minister and former Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United...

The Gulf crisis: Fighting it out down and dirty

James M. Dorsey | In the three-month old Gulf crisis, nothing is too expensive or too down and dirty when it comes to buying influence,...

Haley says that Pyongyang will be destroyed if it doesn’t change...

News Analysis |  US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley has warned North Korea of destruction if it does not stop its reckless behavior because...

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...

Delhi feels threatened by hapless Rohingya refugees

News Analysis | The Indian government has told its Supreme Court that Rohingya refugees are a threat to the country's national security. The top court...

Pyongyang does what it says: One more missile flies over Japan!

News Analysis | A day after threatening to sink Japan, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Friday....

Proud Moment for Pakistan: Gilgit-Baltistan praised internationally for conserving the Snow...

News Desk | Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Authority is among the 15 organizations worldwide that would be awarded an Equator Prize in 2017. The...

We will ‘sink’ Japan and reduce the US to ‘Ashes and...

News Analysis | In an outrageous threat to the US and its ally Japan, Pyongyang has threatened to sink Japan and reduce the US to...

It is “we will do more” vs “we will inflict you...

News Analysis | North Korea and the US are edging towards a dangerous clash. A day after the UNSC slapped Pyongyang with sanctions, both countries...

Jihadi vows of support for Rohingya add to problems of Pakistan...

James M. Dorsey | A call for action to help Rohingya Muslims by prominent US Treasury-designated Pakistani militant Masood Azhar puts both Pakistan and China on the...

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...

Pyongyang warns Washington of ‘pain and suffering’

News Analysis | North Korea has warned the US of dire consequences if UNSC ratifies punitive sanctions against the country on Monday, adding further fuel...

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...

Xiamen Declaration Review: What’s In It, What’s Not, And Why

Andrew Korybko | Xiamen Declaration that emerged from this week’s BRICS Summit in China is important both for what it includes, but also what it doesn’t. There...

Tensions with China: General Rawat wants to prepare for a two-front...

News Analysis | The Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat has once again said that the army must be prepared to fight a two-front war...

BRICS potentially strengthens Trumps’ hand in tackling Pakistani support of militants

James M. Dorsey | Pakistan, already furious and reeling from US President Donald J. Trump’s threat to sanction it for supporting militants, has been dealt...

Can BRICS help India and China mend ties?

News analysis | After the amicable resolution of a border standoff, India and China will face-off at the BRICS Summit next week in eastern China....

Provocative signalling by US may compel Kim to press the button

News Analysis | The US has started to sift through various punitive policy options to confront North Korea's overt nuclear showmanship. Defense Chief, James Mattis warned Pyongyang...

Trump & Modi’s Afghan deal: Stupid and bound to fail

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan is encountering internal and external challenges. The transnational terrorist organizations with the support of Indian intelligence and collusion of...

The US territory of Guam is the next target; says Pyongyang

News analysis | The North Korean state media, KCNA has said that Tuesday's missile launch over Japan was a prelude to military operations aimed at...

Missile flies over Japan; the Korean Peninsula at a tipping point

News analysis | South Korea has carried-out a bombing drill on the Northern border with North Korea after that country fired a missile over Northern...

Violence escalates in Myanmar: Will Rohingya Muslims continue to face persecution?

News Analysis | Militants belonging to Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar staged a coordinated attack on 30 police posts and an army base in Rakhine...

Pakistan can pull the plug on the US

News Analysis | Pakistan has started to mull over options to confront the new US South Asia strategy which has ramped-up pressure on it. The...

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”...

OIC resolution: will India face kickbacks in Kashmir?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | India will surely reject – if South Block has not done it already – the resolution passed by the Organization of Islamic...

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