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SITUATIONER: IS security strategy working?

  0 comments   |     by Latifi on 28, January 2018

SITUATIONER: IS security strategy working? Ali M. Latifi IN the last seven days, Afghanistan has suffered from three major attacks in the cities of Kabul and Jalalabad that resulted in the deaths of at least 123 pe

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Pakistan doesn’t consider Trump tweets official US policy: Abbasi

  0 comments   |     by The Nation on 27, January 2018

Pakistan doesn’t consider Trump tweets official US policy: Abbasi Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says US President Donald Trump’s tweet rebuking Pakistan over alleged terror safe havens doesn't constitute the official policy of the United States.

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Trump’s grandstanding on national security could end in tragedy

  0 comments   |     by M.K. Bhadrakumar on 24, January 2018

None of the capitals singled out in the Trump administration’s National Security Strategy as being the United States’ prime adversaries – Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, Pyongyang – appear to feel particularly threatened by the fire and brimstone in that document, which was unveiled on Monday. The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov shrugged the matter off, saying he could see trac

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India isolated by One Belt One Road Initiative by M.K. Bhadrakumar

  0 comments   |     by M.K. Bhadrakumar on 19, January 2018

From the Indian perspective, today’s announcement by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that Beijing and Islamabad are open to extending the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan dramatically changes the power dynamic in the region. Wang was speaking at a press conference following the first meeting in Beijing today of the newly created China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Dialogue format a

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Trumps Diplomatic Vandalism-By recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

  3 comments   |     by Saeed Ismat on 07, December 2017

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 move are impossible to predict other than the fact that this

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Afghanistan: 16 years, thousands dead and no clear end in sight

  0 comments   |     by Ben Westcott on 30, November 2017

Afghanistan: 16 years, thousands dead and no clear end in sight By Ben Westcott, CNN      

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Here’s why the US spreads falsehoods about Iran

  0 comments   |     by Eric Zuesse on 27, November 2017

Here’s why the US spreads falsehoods about Iran Iran is not sponsoring terrorism, but the US has vested interests in perpetuating lies on the matter. by Eric Zuesse November 27, 2017, 15:49 While I happened to be researching another subject, a central question in the investigation came to be how

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Saudi Arabia’s coalition crumbles in Yemen.

  0 comments   |     by Alex Christoforou on 27, November 2017

Saudi Arabia’s coalition crumbles in Yemen. by Alex Christoforou November 27, 2017, 19:06 Middle East Eye editor-in-chief David Hearst notes that “All in all, the first military venture to be launched by the 32-year-old Saudi prince as defense m

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Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

  0 comments   |     by M.K. Bhadrakumar on 13, November 2017

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming the country’s new status to Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Friday on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meetings in Washington. The Afgh

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The US-Sino Great Game: Washington embraces Indian position on CPEC

  1 comments   |     by News Analysis on 04, November 2017

US Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis has said that China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is untenable because it passes through a disputed territory. He was alluding to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which passes through the northern areas of Pakistan – claimed by India as part of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir territory. While appearing before th

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