PAKISTAN

Mapping U.S. PK Relations: Present and Future

  0 comments   |     by C. Christine Fair

Officials and voters in the United States often cite a "trust deficit" to explain the perennially tumultuous, frequently tortured, and always tenuous relationship between the United States and Pakistan over the last ten years. Many are wont to point out how the United States "failed Pakistan " throughout its history beginning in 1962 when it armed Pakistan 's neme

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On the road in the Karakoram

  0 comments   |     by PEPE ESCOBAR

The greatest geological and geopolitical road trip on earth symbolizes the mighty ambitions of the CPEC project The Khunjerab Pass, starting point of the China-Pakistan Economic C

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Pakistan Must Stand Firm against USA pressure

  0 comments   |     by Asif Haroon Raja

War on terror initiated by USA was a ruse to denigrate Islam and crush Jihadis and anti-American Muslims, redraw boundaries of Middle East and to plunder the resources of the Muslim world. The US and its real allies have succeeded in installing puppet regimes in Kabul, Baghdad and Tripoli and in destroying these countries. Although the US and its allies have made seve

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Pipeline from Iran

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While previously relying on relatively mild signalling and posturing in trying to lure Pakistan away from the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project, the United States has now come right out and said it: it wants Pakistan to drop the project altogether.  Pakistan also needs to draw a very clear distinction between UN sanctions and those imposed by the US. Pakistan is

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Can we solve Siachen without solving the J&K dispute?

  0 comments   |     by Shivam Vij

Myra MacDonald is a London-based journalist with Reuters and a long-time observer of South Asia. She tracks the turning points in Pakistan politics at the Pakistan: Now or Never. MacDonald is best known for her book on the Siachen conflict, Heights of Madness: One Woman’s Journey in Pursuit of a Secret War. Published in 2007, the research for the book took her t

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Obama should take the road not taken in AF

  0 comments   |     by M K Bhadrakumar

The Union of Ten Nations of ECO is the future of the 'Heartland' that would determine who has commanding influence over the world .Now that the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan is drawing near with no deal made with the Taliban, there is nervousness in Delhi and Washington DC This article by a former Indian diplomat outlines the options for va

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Gwadar Terminal: Reaching the Critical Mass

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The entire Gilgit–Baltistan energy corridor from Xinjiang funnels over the Khunjerab Pass and terminates on the seaports of Gwadar, Pasni and Ormara. Of these outlets, the China–Pakistan axis is working feverishly to develop Gwadar as the hub of a new land-cum-sea-based silk route to Xinjiang and western China. This fishing village of Gwadar had a populati

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India’s Pakistan Strategy

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram

Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s  speech has documented where he boastfully narrates how Indian agencies eroded the Kashmiri freedom struggle through corruption and intimidation; forecasting the separation of Balochistan; and expressing glee at the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s beheading of Pakistani soldiers in Fata. INDIA’S am

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Stop Surveillance and Harassment of Kashmiri

  0 comments   |     by PUDR

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights expresses its outrage at the harassment and arrest of Kashmiri students in Mewar University, Rajasthan, and other educational institutions, amidst an intensifying surveillance of Kashmiris across the country. On 14th March, 2016, a rumour was spread on WhatsApp that “Kashmiri students are cooking beef”, in their hos

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India’s juvenile volte face

  0 comments   |     by P K Balachandran

It was the “political survival instinct” of the rapidly weakening BJP which made the Indian government suddenly call off the foreign ministers-level talks with Pakistan which were to be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York next week. India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart S M Qur

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