UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

TRUMP'S AFGHAN POLICY

  0 comments   |     by Senator Mushahid Hussain

Trump’s Afghanistan policy President Donald Trump’s much touted Afghan strategy — which is a U-turn on his original views — is essentially a facelift of a tried, tested and failed formula. It is a surge, of sorts, backed by a rap on the knuckles for Pakistan (which remains an abiding and favorite scapegoat for US failures in Afghanistan). It is a sop to

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What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?

  0 comments   |     by Barin Sultani - Michael Kugelman

Over the past few weeks, the northern Afghan province of Kunduz — until recent years a region relatively unaffected by the Taliban insurgency — has been the site of heavy clashes between the Taliban and Afghan security forces. The Taliban recently seized control of Qala-e-Zal, a western district of Kunduz, and are also making advances on the province’s eastern

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The Six Day War – The Breaking of the Middle East

  0 comments   |     by A Book Review by Jim Miles

The Six Day War – The Breaking of the Middle East. Guy Laron. Yale University Press, New Haven/London, 2017. Between a short Introduction that attempts to construct the underlying social science rationale for the outbreak of the Six Day War and a short epilogue that simply highlights the major trend of the Six Day War lies what appears to be a well researched and informat

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PULLING THE PLUG ON AFGHANISTAN

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal

PULLING THE PLUG ON AFGHANISTAN by IKRAM SEHGAL Recent reports coming out of Washington suggest that the proposal by US National Security Adviser (NSA) Mr. MacMaster for a moderate rise in the number of US troops

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Trump, Israel and Saudi Arabia: Targeting Iran - Hope for Peace

  0 comments   |     by Dr Chandra Muzaffar

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s visit to West Asia, is there even a faint glimmer of hope for peace in the most conflict-ridden region of the world? Or, has his visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel from the 20th to the 23rd of May 2017 only strained the region’s undercurrentsof friction and tension?  Some reflections on areas of conflict in West Asia m

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The Refracted Relationship - US Goals and Priorities Change

  0 comments   |     by The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the

THERE are significant reasons for the maintenance of close and cooperative relations between Pakistan and the US. Unfortunately, Washington has almost always conducted its relations with Pakistan as a function of America’s other strategic or tactical priorities of the moment. Since US goals and priorities change periodically, at times rapidly, Pakistan-US ties have often resembled

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America’s Longest War Drags On In Afghanistan - US National Security

  13 comments   |     by James Cogan

The US national security advisor, Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, was in Afghanistan over the weekend, speaking with President Ashraf Ghani and General John Nicholson, the US military commander in the country. The aim of the talks, the Military Times reported prior to McMaster’s arrival in Kabul, was to “assess whether more military personnel are needed to break the stale

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Trump.Israel and Saudi Arabai

  0 comments   |     by Dr Chandra Muzaffar

Trump, Israel And Saudi Arabia: Targeting Iran  Dr Chandra Muzaffar

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US Paper Asks India to End Rights’ Violations in Kashmir

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WASHINGTON: Pressure is mounting on India over human rights abuses in Kashmir. After a recent US State Department report on Human rights violations by Indian forces in Kashmir, top US newspaper the New York Times has also warned that Indian democracy may lose its credibility in the face of abuses in Kashmir. In its hard-hitting editorial, the US paper said the Indian army “reached

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What’s CPEC, and How Does the Future of the Multipolar World Depend on It?

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko

What’s CPEC, and How Does the Future of the Multipolar World Depend on It? By Andrew Korybko Andrew just returned from Pakistan’s National Defence University where he was lecturing on the geostrategic significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and he’s eager to share

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