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Afghanistan: Peace at hand?

  0 comments   |     by Conn Hallinan

The news that the Americans recently held face-to-face talks with the Taliban suggests that longest war in US history may have reached a turning point, although the road to such a peace is long, rocky and plagued with as many improvised explosive devices as the highway from Kandahar to Kabul. That the 17-year old war has reached a tipping point seems clear. The Taliba

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Attack in Iran raises spectre of a potentially far larger

  0 comments   |     by Dr James M Dorsey

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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After Key China-Russia-Iran-Pakistan Meeting

  0 comments   |     by Mapping the Taliban

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

  0 comments   |     by Adeela Naureen

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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Endangering peace in South Asia The vibes in south Asia are pretty clear now

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The vibes in south Asia are pretty clear now; a nationalist, jingoistic and intelligence-led mindset in New Delhi has turned Afghanistan into the centerpiece of its policy on Pakistan. Regardless of how they position themselves henceforth, the world should not be surprised if the current simmering tensions blew into armed hostilities. The string of statements f

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Iran eyes CPEC with growing interest after port visit

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KARACHI: Iran’s Minister for Roads and Urbanisation Abbas Akhoundi expressed keen interest in exploring avenues available under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The minister is leading a high level Iranian delegation which visited Karachi Port Trust (KPT) on Friday. Akhoundi also showed interest in transshipment

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Trump’s Pakistan Crisis is an Opportunity for Putin

  0 comments   |     by Shahid Raza

So the first thing the Republican US President Donald Trump did to start his new year was to open a cannon of insults against Pakistan, an old American ally from the Cold War days. The tirade of insults

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Why Russia Is Getting Closer To Pakistan And Abandoning India?

  1 comments   |     by Polina Tikhonova

Why Russia Is Getting Closer To Pakistan And Abandoning India?

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The Pakistan Army and Iran: a new dawn or a messenger for the Saudis?

  51 comments   |     by Kemal Alam

The Pakistan Army has been drawing closer to Iran under its new chief General Qamar Bajwa. Is Pakistan moving out from under Saudi Arabia's orbit? Last week something quite remarkable happened with regards to Pakistan’s defence diplomacy –Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa

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Here’s why the US spreads falsehoods about Iran

  0 comments   |     by Eric Zuesse

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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