Monthly Archives: April 2018

White Swans

Today, technology and the free market are where future White Swans may lurk because politics seem to be a no-White swan zone By Harlan K Ullman Black Swans are wildly unexpected bolts from the blue that in today’s parlance are

Top US offical on quiet Pakistan visit to improve ties

By Baqir Sajjad Syed A senior United States National Security Council official has been quietly visiting the federal capital amid reports that both sides are giving ‘behind-the-scenes’ efforts aimed at fixing the strains in ties more chances to avoid a

Indian hegemonic design with increasing defense budget and its implications ‘Bringing India to negotiating table is only sensible option for regional peace,

The 1973 Constitution of Pakistan should be taught in schools so that the children learn at a tender age what their rights and duties are and what the core principles on which the Constitution is based are. “The schools in

My views on reviews

By Shafique Ahmed Shafique Name of book : Bolti Aankhain Author : Khawaja Rahmatullah Jari Pages  :168 Price  :Rs.600/-(10 US dollar) Publishers  : Hedayet Publications, Jari Manzil,A-106, Sector 14-B Shaadmaan Town, North Nazimabad, Karachi. The poet of the book under

North Korea experts tear into Bolton

‘He’s never met a country he hasn’t wanted to destroy’  By Nick Visser & Jesselyn Cook The shake-up also comes just two weeks after Trump accepted an invitation to meet with Kim Jong Un. President Donald Trump’s appointment of John

Quad 2.0 – Facing China’s belt and road?

By Tan Ming Hui, Nazia Hussain The short-lived multilateral Quad of four democracies appears to be earning a new lease of life, partly due to a combined push by the US and Japan. Is this in response to China’s growing

Nepal’s sovereignty and its bigger neighbor

Because of India’s hegemonic policies in South Asia,Nepal remains subject to its exploitation as a client state By Col (R) Muhammad Hanif Nepal is a Hindu state, which lies along the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountain ranges. It is

‘Secular’ is a French word for ‘anti-Muslim’

French President Emmanuel Macron can’t achieve his economic policy goals with policies that alienate Muslims By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry When France’s National Assembly passed a rule last month banning members of parliament from wearing or displaying religious symbols, many shrugged that it

Why India needs to strengthen its nuclear deterrent

By Brig (R) Vinod Anand While China has opposed the recently announced US Nuclear Posture Review of 2018 it has not been remiss in developing its nuclear arsenal both quantitatively and qualitatively. Towards the end of January China tested a

The Andaman and Nicobar IslandsIndia’s Eastern Anchor in a Changing Indo-Pacific

By Darshana M. Baruah War on the rocks The Andaman and Nicobar Islands provide significant surveillance and monitoring advantages to India’s navy. If India can chart out a role for the islands in its maritime domain awareness project, it can