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Russia & China line up to play the Pak-US spat While the US decision to suspend all security

  0 comments   |     by Salman Rafi Sheikh

While the US decision to suspend all security aid to Pakistan hasn’t come as a surprise, Pakistan is not the only country that has seen considerable deterioration in bi-lateral relations with the US. Since the arrival of Donald Trump in the White House, a number of countries have slipped away from the US’ global axis, thanks to Trump’s decision to di

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The Legacy of Infinite War Raids by U.S. commandos

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Raids by U.S. commandos in Afghanistan. (I could be talking about 2001 or 2018.)

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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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Trump’s Talk of Isolating Iran Speaks More to US Global Isolation

  0 comments   |     by Finian CUNNINGHAM

The Trump administration re-imposed tough sanctions on Iran this week, but the move risks further isolating Washington, not

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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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Islamophobia Stories are the way that people make sense of the world.

  0 comments   |     by Catherine Heseltine

Stories are the way that people make sense of the world. Stories have such a powerful effect on our minds that people even have a tendency to block out any information they hear that doesn’t fit with the story – the narrative - they believe. Our narratives not only shape the way we see the world, they also shape the way we see ourselves, they allow us to

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London Institute of South Asia (LISA) in The House of Lords

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Address of Saeed Ismat, Chairman, London Institute of South Asia (LISA) in The House of Lords On 20 June 2018 “Discussion and LISA Book Award 2018” "In the name of God,

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LONDON INSTITUTE OF SOUTH ASIA BOOK AWARD 2018

  0 comments   |     by Mr Elias Davidsson

Mr Elias Davidsson book “The Betrayal of India” Revisiting the 26/11 Evidence is an investigative work par excellence; it is monumental, thorough and detailed. It is free of filler and rhetoric and is rich in detail. Author has relied on primary source material that could be of immense value to any future official inquiries local or international. This is

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Scourging Yemen On May 10, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informed

  0 comments   |     by Kathy Kelly

On May 10, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informed the UN Security Council and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that Saudi Air Defenses intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles launched from inside Yemeni territory targeting densely populated civilian areas in Riyadh, the Saudi capital. No one was killed, but an earlier attack, on March 26, 2018, killed one

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China factor in Afghan peace The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister

  0 comments   |     by Samran Ali

The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, Li Baodong, speaking at Tashkent Peace Conference on Afghanistan, extended China’s support to the inclusive political reconciliation process in Afghanistan. He said China saw Afghanistan as an important partner under its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project. Although limited in the past, the Chinese interest in Afghanistan

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