PAKISTAN

Countering the Asia-Pacific Quad Military Alliance

  0 comments   |     by Ulson Gunnar

The US recently included India in its shifting Asia Pacific policy, as part of its Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (often referred to as the “Quad”). The Quad also includes Australia and Japan along with the United States itself. The nascent alliance is openly arrayed against China, with member states openly declaring their intent to contribute toward containing Beijing’s activities in the

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Whispers of an Unwinnable War with Pakistan

  0 comments   |     by Harish Khare

Irrespective of these political juveniles, we seem to have developed a magnificent obsession with force, violence and aggression. This is becoming a cultural norm in “New India”. We are itching to punch above our weight. We want to prove – to ourselves and to others – that in New India we have strong leaders who are not afraid of a good fight. This obsession with violence has segued into a

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Malala: Why so many in Pakistan hate what she symbolizes?

  0 comments   |     by Saeed Afridi

Abir Fatima wrote: Come Malala, stay with us in Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa province of Pakistan and complete your qualification under the fear of terrorism, sectarianism and sexual harassment. We are also studying here where there is no security but we have more passion than you. Please do not run from your roots. Do not fear. Let us know you really deserve the noble prize. If you are truly worthy of it

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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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Under Khan, will any Progress be Made in Improving Relations with India?

  0 comments   |     by Munr Kazmir

Imran Khan has not officially been sworn in as the new prime minister of Pakistan but he is already making a major impact. There have been longstanding tensions between Pakistan and India, which was one of the biggest issues the incoming prime minister will be tasked with handling. And he took a major step in doing so a few days ago. Khan reached out to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi after

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Election Results Could be Good for Pakistan, Bad for US

  0 comments   |     by Graham E. Fuller

A bold new political face has come to power in the recent Pakistani elections, possibly offering the US a new opportunity in that country. Sadly the opportunity will likely be squandered—again. There’s something about Pakistani and US interests that seem doomed to collision course—mainly because Pakistan’s national interests are rarely what the US thinks they should be. Pakistanis themselv

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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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Pakistan’s “Greylisting” as a Terror Sponsor Should be

  0 comments   |     by Adam Garrie

Pakistan’s “Greylisting” as a Terror Sponsor Should be a Catalyst for Intensified Relations with China, Russia and Iran Pakistan’s war on terrorism: A misunderstood history At an international level, Pakistan’s role in fighting terrorism continues to be not only misunderstood but totally misrepresented. As a perennial victim of both terrorist spillover from the instability of neighbour

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Turkey’s Vital Lessons for Pakistan - By Adam Garrie

  0 comments   |     by Adam Garrie

Turkey’s largely developed and currently growing economy contrasts sharply like that of Pakistan while the human development gap in Pakistan also remains high while in Turkey it is relatively low. However, from a perspective of handling various crises which have recently emerged, Turkey has been dealing with many of the same things Pakistan is either dealing with at present or will clearly have

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Bangladeshi Regional Migration Could Plunge South Asia Into War

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko

Whether part of a preplanned strategy or not, large-scale migration flows often destabilize the destination country, and India and Myanmar are bracing for the geopolitical consequences of the Bangladeshis within their borders acquiring a firmer sense of identity separateness from their hosts. Ivy League researcher Kelly M. Greenhill’s revolutionary concept about “Weapons of Mass Migration”

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