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Peace is difficult

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram

THE recent military crisis with India was a baptism of fire for Prime Minister Imran Khan and the PTI government. In the event, the Pakistani leader emerged as a responsible statesman while Modi exposed himself as a rash warmonger. The Pakistani prime minister has

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Brutal truths about US’s failure in Afghanistan are being drowned...

  0 comments   |     by Andrew J. Bacevich

It has become a journalistic game of sorts: Keeping a running tally of President Trump’s half-truths, untruths and outright lies. That game is not without entertainment value. Yet arguably at least as interesting and perhaps more instructive are the genuine truths that go essentially unnoticed, not only in the media, but also among elected officials and the gene

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Is Chabahar becoming India’s ‘Achilles heel’?

  0 comments   |     by Salman Rafi Sheikh

Notwithstanding the potential and the role that Iran sees the Chabahar port will play in somewhat helping her escape the US sanctions, the port’s business potential continues to remain under-utilised and under-productive, causing Iran to worry about its future, leading it to seek out other countries that might invest in the port to meet its true potential. In la

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US, India, Japan lack Beijing’s financial muscle to challenge China at Indo-Pacific

  0 comments   |     by South Asian report

Australia, India, Japan and the US lack the financial muscle to challenge China’s vast infrastructure funding initiative in the Indo-Pacific, and should rather focus on alternative strengths according to London-based think tank the Henry Jackson Society (HJS). In a report released on Wednesday (AEDT), the HJS highlights shortcomings in the four countries&rsquo

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Afghanistan and the Long War The United States does not trust

  0 comments   |     by George Friedman

The United States does not trust the Taliban or many of those Pakistani officials speaking to and for the Taliban. But the United States also knows that the future of Afghanistan is of fundamental interest to Pakistan. Instability or Indian influence in Af-pak is not in Pakistan's interest. Therefore, the Pakistanis will play a leading role in Afghanistan as they

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Trump-Modi-Netanyahu

  0 comments   |     by admin

This trio has distinct similarities. Modi leads the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, and is an avid Muslim hater where India is home to about 191 million Muslim citizens. Similarly the Trump campaign was characteristically anti-Muslim, which enthused many Hindus in India and the United States to sustain Trump’s bid for the presidency with the anticipa

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U.N. Rights Chief calls for Drone probe

  0 comments   |     by Jefferson Morley

The U.N.’s human rights commissioner called for an investigation of civilian casualties in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan yesterday; as Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said the aerial attacks would continue. “Drone attacks do raise serious questions about compliance with international law,” the U.N.’s Navi Pillay told a news conference in

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U.S. and Pakistan: Afghan Strategies

  0 comments   |     by George Friedman

It is becoming apparent that the United States is exploring ways to accelerate the drawdown of its forces in the country. It is also clear that U.S. relations with Pakistan are deteriorating to a point where cooperation — whatever level there was — is breaking down. These are two intimately related issues. Any withdrawal from Afghanistan, particularly an

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NATO Escalate World’s Deadliest War On Both Sides Of AG-Pk Border

  0 comments   |     by Rick Rozoff

The United States and its military allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have entered the third month of war in Afghanistan this year, which President Barack Obama in December of 2009 announced as the year in which American and other foreign occupation forces would be reduced preparatory to their full withdrawal. Within months of the U.S. head of state

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Taliban announce surprise talks with US in Pakistani capital

  0 comments   |     by SAM Staff

The Taliban has said it will meet envoys from the United States for talks next week in Pakistan, even as another round of negotiations is scheduled in Qatar by the end of this month. The unexpected move on Wednesday was followed by a US State Department spokesperson saying in a statement that Washington had “noted” the announcement but had not “rec

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