PAKISTAN

Indo-Bangla relations and the “termite” problem

  0 comments   |     by Afsan Chowdhury

Indian’s ruling party BJP leader Amit Shah has called ‘illegal Bangladeshis’ as “termites” which will be cleaned out from the woodwork of Assam in particular. Its not just the unseemly language coming from a major political leader of the most powerful state around that is disturbing. Its also an indicator of the heightened tension in the

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Imran Khan’s China visit shows Narendra Modi government

  0 comments   |     by Ananth Krishnan

Imran Khan’s China visit shows Narendra Modi government oversold Wuhan summit Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Beijing, China. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan left China without an immediate bailout promise he was seeking for his country&

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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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This Is What Can be Accomplished During Imran

  3 comments   |     by Adam Garrie

Later this week, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will take his first official visit to China. As Pakistan’s neighbour and most important all-weather ally, the visit is of incomparable importance as Pakistan stands on the verge of fulfilling the next stages of inspiring new projects throughout the country, many of which have been jointly initiated with China. Furthermore, international pre

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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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