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Turkey Downs Russian Fighter to Draw NATO and US Deeper into Syrian Quagmire

  0 comments   |     by Mike Whitney on 26, November 2015

Turkey Downs Russian Fighter to Draw NATO and US Deeper into Syrian Quagmire By Mike Whitney November 25, 2015 On Tuesday, Turkey shot down a Russian warplane that was carrying out military operations against jihadi groups in Northern Syria. The downing of the Su-24 fighter jet is part of a broader plan by the administration of Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan to topple the secular govern

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From Pol Pot To ISIS: The Blood Never Dried

  0 comments   |     by John Pilger on 24, November 2015

From Pol Pot To ISIS: The Blood Never Dried By John Pilger In transmitting President Richard Nixon's orders for a "massive" bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, "Anything that flies on everything that moves". As Barack Obama wages his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and Francois Hollande promises a "merciless" attack

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US grapples with Pakistan’s Sharifs

  0 comments   |     by Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar on 24, November 2015

US grapples with Pakistan’s Sharifs By M K Bhadrakumar The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. On the very same day that the United States Vice-President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry received the Pakistani army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif in Washington (here and here), Prime MInister Nawaz Sharif also received a VIP — a top Kremlin offi

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Doval Doctrine vis a vis ETIM

  0 comments   |     by Reema Shaukat on 04, November 2015

Understanding the geographical dogmatic realisms of the post-Cold War scenario, China and India accepted normalization towards each other after a brief border skirmish in 1962 but an infinite distrust over a long standing territorial dispute and now other issues of extremism are a matter of great concern for China. A top Chinese delegation led by Vice President of China, Mr.Li Yuanchao w

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India –Pakistan: Hyphenated

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 04, November 2015

The Pakistan army chief’s speech on Sept 6, Defence Day, highlighted the security threats which Pakistan continues to face from India 50 years after the 1965 war. That war lasted 17 days. If, God forbid, war was to break out today, it may last only 17 hours. Cross-border exchanges or incursions could easily escalate to general conventional warfare. This, in turn, could rapidly cross the n

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Indian diplomacy takes a major Hit in Nepal

  0 comments   |     by Lt General Ashok K Mehta (Former Indian army offic on 04, November 2015

A country that refuses to learn from past mistakes is fated to remain on the learning curve. This is India’s misfortune. The Indian mistake today in being intrusive toward its tiny northern neighbour Nepal bears similarity with the disastrous policy failure it experienced vis-à-vis its small southern neighbour Sri Lanka. This was reiterated by an eminent Indian analyst, diploma

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Sikh militancy: Khalistan leaders glorified

  0 comments   |     by Gautaman Bhaskaran on 04, November 2015

Cinema has, since time immemorial, been used as a political weapon. Hitler and Mussolini had movies made to propagate fascism, and the Venice Film Festival, the oldest such event in the world which started in 1932, served as an effective mouthpiece for these two dictators. In India, the Dravidian political parties actually came under the limelight in the southern Indian State of Tamil Nadu

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The Naxalite Insurgency in India

  0 comments   |     by Kristian A Kennedy on 04, November 2015

16 of India's 28 states – mostly in the east and the centre – are affected by insurgency to a greater or lesser degree. It is an often ignored fact that 66.6% of Indian landmass is not in Indian control where the writ of the state is shaky and in places negligible or nonexistent.  There may be as many as 150,000 militiamen and full-time fighters in total and India's Prime M

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The Root of India-Pakistan Conflicts

  0 comments   |     by Mr Malik on 04, November 2015

Reply to Rajiv Malhotra by Malik Rajiv Malhotra wrote a detailed article on this subject. His basic argument was that contrary to a common perception that Kashmir is the root cause of Indo –Pakistan conflict had tried to demonstrate that the ‘Kashmir issue’ is itself the result of a deeper root cause, which is a clash of two worldviews: pluralism&

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Pakistan’s stand corroborated

  0 comments   |     by Malik Muhammad Ashraf on 04, November 2015

The Afghan rulers need to understand that Pakistan had probably the biggest stake in peace and stability in Afghanistan and would be the last country to even entertain the thought of destabilizing it. The US finally seems to have accepted the Pakistani claims that the operation Zarb-e-Azb was an indiscriminate effort against the terrorist outfits. The US top commander in A

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