Pakistan fighting on two fronts With FATF & against FATF

Pakistan enters the second phase of FATF scrutiny and we don’t seem to be doing any good. The absence of a body to implement the measures dictated by FATF is the main More »

China hits back at US for criticizing corridor project with Pakistan

China and Pakistan have urged the United States “to sift fact from fiction” before questioning their bilateral infrastructure development program, which Beijing is funding under its global Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) More »

Belt & Road Pakistan seeks Iran, Saudi help for Belt and Road projects

Beijing-friendly minister hired as Islamabad scrambles to revive By Farhan Bokhari & Adnan Aamir After months of uncertainty over the future of China’s largest investment in Pakistan, part of China’s Belt and More »

No method to PTI madness

By Abbas Nasir There is method to the madness of those who wield real power: they maximise their own clout but at a carefully calibrated cost; then there is just madness. It More »

China spurns US fears of Pakistan’s CPEC debts

Chinese ambassador reacts strongly to Alice Wells’ C-Pack statement ‘Where was the US when Pakistan needed it? A top Chinese diplomat has angrily spurned US criticism of his country’s multibillion-dollar infrastructure push More »

 

No more pro-India voices in the Valley

In one stroke, the BJP government decimated the pro-India constituency in Kashmir in early August when it ended, through the parliamentary route, Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. This was not just about downing the shutters of pro-India parties like the

India’s Modi has had a free pass from the west for too long

By Gideon Rachman The world’s democracies are desperate to believe in India. From Washington to Tokyo, and from Canberra to London, the country is viewed as an indispensable counterbalance to China. The two Asian giants are the only countries in

Exclusive! ‘India must be on guard against Tamil separatists’

‘India’s friendship and support is very important to Sri Lanka. It is a matter of regret that India appears to have thought otherwise.’ ‘Sri Lanka’s relationship with China has always been of an economic nature.’ ‘The docking of Chinese submarines

Asia’s Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

The RCEP Train Left the Station, and India, behind India’s Refusal on RCEP Causes Far-reaching Geopolitical Implications By Pepe Escobar India officially refused to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) following several days of heated negotiations on the issue

India’s SC endorses right-wing vision relegating Muslims to second-class citizens

By Rana Ayyub Like many Indians, I was glued to the television set on Saturday, awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision about the site of the Babri Masjid, an important mosque and monument of faith for Indian Muslims demolished in 1992

Uncovered 265 coordinated fake local media outlets serving Indian interests

Over 265 fake local news sites in more than 65 countries are managed by an Indian influence network Here’s the story of how we uncovered this network designed to influence the EU and the UN by repeatedly criticising Pakistan In

Europe’s gas alliance with Russia is a match made in heaven

By M. K. Bhadrakumar Amidst the excitement over the killing of the ISIS Chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, a development of much impact on international security passed by when Denmark made the innocuous announcement on October 30 that it would permit

Moscow’s Russia – Pakistan banking proposal hints at big things to come

By Andrew Korybko Yuri M. Kozlov, the Russian Trade Representative in Pakistan, suggested that Russia and Pakistan establish a “reliable and mutually acceptable banking system”, which strongly hints at Moscow’s desire to improve its commercial trade ties with Islamabad in

The Chinese Air Force’s long march

In a war with India, the PLA would deploy all its capabilities for full-spectrum war — cyber, long-range missiles and convention power. India must be ready to meet this threat By Ajai Shukla When Mao Zedong declared the founding of

Who stands to gain from unrest in Iran?

By M. K. Bhadrakumar I once had an animated conversation with the Middle East correspondent of a leading Indian newspaper regarding the resilience of the Iranian political system. The year was 2001. The conversation took place in the backdrop of