PAKISTAN

New regional configurations taking lead in Afghanistan war

  0 comments   |     by Salman Rafi Sheikh

About two weeks ago Pakistan reportedly hosted spy-chiefs of Russia, China and Iran to formulate a joint policy and a platform for extended co-operation in Afghanistan against the rising threat of the Islamic State in Khorasan (IS-K) in Afghanistan. Whereas the fact of Pakistan hosting these talks highlights Pakistan’s own pivot to regional powers against the

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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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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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COMEY'S BOOK AND PAKISTAN'S LEADERS IKRAM SEHGAL

  0 comments   |     by IKRAM SEHGAL

James Brien Comey Jr served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for four years till fired by President Donald Trump on May 9, 2017. Trump initially claimed this was because of Comey's mishandling of the investigation into the private email of Hillary Clinton. The overriding perception prevailing is that the real reason was Special Counsel (a

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Russia-Pakistan Military Relations Are on the Path to a Strategic Partnership

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko

The statements made by the Russian and Pakistani Defense Ministers after their interaction at this year’s Moscow Conference on International Security show that the military relations between the two Great Powers are on the right track and moving them closer to clinching a long-awaited strategic partnership.

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COMEY'S BOOK AND PAKISTAN'S LEADERS - James Brien Comey Jr served as Director

  0 comments   |     by IKRAM SEHGAL

James Brien Comey Jr served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for four years till fired by President Donald Trump on May engaging others to give false testimony and prompting people to falsify documents. Using extremely objectionable language against the superior judiciary and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on numerous occasions, their

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Russia-Pakistan Military Relations Are on the Path to a Strategic Partnership

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko

The statements made by the Russian and Pakistani Defense Ministers after their interaction at this year’s Moscow Conference on International Security show that the military relations between the two Great Powers are on the right track and moving them closer to clinching a long-awaited strategic partnership.

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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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Pakistan's pivot to Russia In August last year, US President Trump unveiled

  0 comments   |     by Kamran Yousaf

In August last year, US President Trump unveiled his much-awaited strategy for Afghanistan and the wider South Asian region. Trump singled out Pakistan for not doing enough to curb terrorism and threatened to halt security assistance if it continued to play a “double game.” The diatribe and visibly more hostile approach by the Trump administration created ripples in Pakistan. Author

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India not yet ready to confront truth on Kashmir - UN human rights report on Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Jawed Naqvi

INDIA’s summary rejection of the UN human rights report on Kashmir has predictably found allies in the opposition parties, chiefly the Congress. This is partly because the Congress party is crammed with nationalists who are difficult to differentiate from the ruling Bharatiya Jana

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