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Attack in Iran raises spectre of a potentially far larger conflagration

  0 comments   |     by Dr James M Dorsey on 17, October 2018

An attack on a military parade in the southern Iranian city of Ahwaz is likely to prompt Iranian retaliation against opposition groups at home and abroad. It also deepens Iranian fears that the United States. Saudi Arabia and others may seek to destabilize the country by instigating unrest among its ethnic minorities. With competing claims of responsibility by the Islamic State and the Ahvaz Natio

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Election Results Could be Good for Pakistan, Bad for US

  0 comments   |     by Graham E. Fuller on 12, October 2018

A bold new political face has come to power in the recent Pakistani elections, possibly offering the US a new opportunity in that country. Sadly the opportunity will likely be squandered—again. There’s something about Pakistani and US interests that seem doomed to collision course—mainly because Pakistan’s national interests are rarely what the US thinks they should be. Pakistanis themselv

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After Key China-Russia-Iran-Pakistan Meeting

  0 comments   |     by Mapping the Taliban on 11, October 2018

Last week saw a historic meeting in Islamabad between the intelligence chiefs of China, Russia, Pakistan and Iran. While the details of the meeting were not disclosed beyond statements implying that counter-terrorism was a dominating theme, it is a safe assumption that the war in Afghanistan was a major topic of discussion. Today, following on from the intelligence shared between national partners

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Pakistan’s “Greylisting” as a Terror Sponsor Should be

  0 comments   |     by Adam Garrie on 10, October 2018

Pakistan’s “Greylisting” as a Terror Sponsor Should be a Catalyst for Intensified Relations with China, Russia and Iran Pakistan’s war on terrorism: A misunderstood history At an international level, Pakistan’s role in fighting terrorism continues to be not only misunderstood but totally misrepresented. As a perennial victim of both terrorist spillover from the instability of neighbour

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Why Pakistan Should Ditch Washington

  0 comments   |     by Brian CLOUGHLEY on 05, October 2018

To the despair of State Department professionals (who are very professional indeed), the art and craft of US diplomacy have taken a very nasty knock since the appearance of Donald Trump on the world stage. To be sure, the practice of sending rich political donors to prime ambassadorial posts such as Berlin, Tokyo and London has been the norm for decades, but some of Trump’s appointees have stret

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Russia-Pak Media relations -The first ever Pakistan media delegation visited Russia

  0 comments   |     by Adeela Naureen on 03, October 2018

The first ever Pakistan media delegation visited Russia from 9th to 16th September 2018 to interact with their counter-parts and share experiences. The delegation comprised big media stars like Rameeza Majid Nizami, Fahd Hussain, P.J Mir, Hafiz Tariq Mehmood, Mona Alam and Atif Sajjad. Although the time was short to grasp the essentials, it became epoch making in th

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Jerusalem – The Straw that Breaks the Empire’s Back?

  0 comments   |     by Peter Koenig on 22, September 2018

When President Trump on 6 December 2017 declared unilaterally Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to where the US Embassy shall relocate, he violated UN Resolutions, international law, common sense and went against all diplomatic efforts to eventually bring peace to the region, not to speak about 130 countries that have already voiced opposition to such a decision. And this, before the Peace

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Trumps Diplomatic Vandalism By recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

  0 comments   |     by admin on 08, September 2018

By recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the facade of US neutrality on the Palestine –Israel issue has been lost. Trumps shifting US embassy to Jerusalem is a body blow to Palestinian cause. In so doing United States has taken sides and granted sovereignty of entire Jerusalem to Israel.  The consequences of this

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Similarities between Palestine and Kashmir - The problems of Kashmir and Palestine

  0 comments   |     by admin on 07, September 2018

The problems of Kashmir and Palestine both date back to 1947. While Palestine is well known globally, Kashmir is virtually an unknown entity. Ken Stone of the Canadian Peace Alliance thinks it ought to be brought into mainstream. The similarities are striking. United Nations (UN) in 1948 promised self-determination both

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Russia & China line up to play the Pak-US spat While the US decision to suspend all security

  0 comments   |     by Salman Rafi Sheikh on 06, September 2018

While the US decision to suspend all security aid to Pakistan hasn’t come as a surprise, Pakistan is not the only country that has seen considerable deterioration in bi-lateral relations with the US. Since the arrival of Donald Trump in the White House, a number of countries have slipped away from the US’ global axis, thanks to Trump’s decision to di

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