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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

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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Myanmar’s controversial port project gets government green light

  0 comments   |     by Larry Jagan

Myanmar has finally taken the bull by the horns and is serious about finalizing the Kyaukpyu port — the first stage in the Kyaukpyu SEZ project. The Myanmar government has been under increasing pressure from Beijing to sort out the details of the project, which has been seriously stalled for years. This project is key to China’s strategic push into the r

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor - Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders

  0 comments   |     by Imran Chowdhury

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is formed, this will be the second split of Bengal since 1905. Its political signific

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Trump’s Talk of Isolating Iran Speaks More to US Global Isolation

  0 comments   |     by Finian CUNNINGHAM

The Trump administration re-imposed tough sanctions on Iran this week, but the move risks further isolating Washington, not

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Complex equations PAKISTAN and China have enjoyed a close and trouble-free relationship

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram

The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the UN. PAKISTAN and China have enjoyed a close and trouble-free relationship for almost 60 years. Their respective strategic interests have been fully aligned. China helped Pakistan moderate the military threat from India. Pakistan helped China keep India at bay. However, pr

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Reviving Nepal’s independent foreign policy The long political transition

  0 comments   |     by Gaurab Shumsher Thapa

The long political transition in Nepal has come to an end with the successful completion of local, provincial and federal elections. A new phase of history beckons Nepal as it has adopted federalism under the new constitution promulgated in 2015. The achievement of economic prosperity has now been prioritized as the prime national agenda. Nepal’s role in inter

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Cracking the Afghan-Pak nut It is Nothing Short of a Challenge for Pakistan to Reconcile

  0 comments   |     by Salman Rafi Sheikh

It is nothing short of a challenge for Pakistan to reconcile its western neighbour, a neighbour Pakistan has almost ne

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Bhutanese dilemma: To be or not to be with India The Bhutanese are in a dilemma

  0 comments   |     by P K Balachandran

The Bhutanese are in a dilemma: Should they continue to be tied to India economically and in the conduct of foreign policy or should they be independent in every way as a sovereign country and a member of the United Nations? To put the question more bluntly, should Bhutan be continually tied to India’s apron strings or be free to negotiate with China formore f

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Bringing up Modi, diplomatically CONSIDER the past and you shall know the future

  0 comments   |     by Latha Jishnu

The writer is a journalist based in New Delhi. CONSIDER the past and you shall know the future, says a Chinese proverb. That is something the Narendra Modi government did not keep in mind when it The architect of the salvage mission is new foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale, a seasoned China hand, who appears to be wel

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RAW assigned to scuttle China-Pakistan Corridor

  0 comments   |     by Asif Haroon Raja

India never reconciled to the existence of Pakistan and kept hatching conspiracies to undo it. RAW was specifically created in 1968 to subvert the people of former East Pakistan and prepare grounds for creation of Bangladesh. India was the first country in South Asia to introduce the concept of cross border terrorism in 1971. RAW had established 59 training camps al

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