Category Archives: America

A Trump decree is killing innocent civilians in Somalia

By Jamal Osman Other clues as to US activity in Africa – where the present significant expansion of Special Ops activity surely has nothing to do with copious resources found on that continent – can be found in headlines like:

US military plans new nuclear weapons

Making war with Russia and china more likely, experts say By John Haltiwanger The Pentagon plans to build two new nuclear weapons to keep up with the modernizing arsenals of Russia and China, according to a comprehensive Department of Defense

US’s double standards and Pakistan

It is only Pakistan-US cooperation in fighting terrorism that served the US national security interests as well as the larger interests of the international community By Ubaid Ahmad The uneasy Pak-US ties since Donald Trump’s new Afghan policy suffered a

Very well-thought out analysis of the current US-Pakistan situation and our response

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said on record before the Congress that Pakistan had been let down by the US, Gen David Patreous, ex Director of the CIA said there was no evidence of Pakistan’s role in destabilising Afghanistan,

Trump cannot afford breaking off ties with Pakistan: NYT

United States President Donald Trump cannot afford to walk away from Pakistan, which has often provided vital intelligence and has the world’s fastest-growing nuclear arsenal, a New York Times article has warned, saying such a move on his part could

US creates rift among Russia, Turkey & Iran

Turkey summoned the US charge d’affaires in Ankara to convey its concerns over the US’ continuing support for the Kurdish militia in Syria with weapons and training, President Recep Erdogan threatened on January 15 that it is resolute about thwarting

Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Ignorance & political risk or ‘business opportunity’? By Ammar Awad Donald Trump’s irresponsible decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is an “example of extraordinary ignorance” which could lead to explosive consequences in the Middle East, regional commentators

Quad confusion

The differences in statements show that the countries lack a common aim By Suhasini Haidar  More than 10 days after the Quadrilateral meeting, or ‘Quad’, involving secretary-level officials of India, Japan, Australia and the U.S., the dust is yet to

Trump’s Hydra – headed National Security strategy

“Trump’s Security Strategy is a farce, because it has no national Security Strategy.  It has out-bursts.”  Roger Cohen By General Mirza Aslam Beg Trump’s out-bursts grow from his notion of America First, where he merges his existence with passion that defines

USA-led ‘Quad’ New Delhi keeps options open at road show

Asia’s ‘Quad’ is back for the first time since 2007. Senior officials from the United States, Japan, India, and Australia met in Manila on Saturday on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and East Asia Summits to