On the occasion of Yome Takbeer, Rabita Forum International organized a seminar Nuclear Deterrence & Security Stability in South Asia

On 25 May 2019 Vice Admiral Arifullah Hussaini, Prof. Dr. Shaeshta Tabbasum , Prof. Shujaat Hussain , Imteiaz Faran and Nusrat Mirza spoke on the topic. Vice Admiral® Arifullah Hussaini was of More »

Nuclear deterrence in South Asia

Dr. Shaista Tabassum  Professor & Chairperson,  Department of International Relations,University of Karachi,Pakistan. In South Asia the deterrence is actually the equilibrium working as a promise for peace and stability of the region. More »

Fresh IMF deal a ‘political blow’ to Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Pakistan has secured a multibillion-dollar bailout package from the IMF in a desperate attempt to get out of a crippling economic situation. But the road to strengthen the nation’s finances is tough. More »

Weaponized finance

By Dr. Farrukh Saleem The US Department of Treasury now has a definite  -and defined  role in “advancing US national security interests.” Ian Bremmer, the founder of Eurasia Group, asserts that “instead More »

The figurehead Prime Minister

By Khurram Husain How the mighty have fallen! Just as we were all being told that it is too soon to expect results, that the whole thing of turning the country around More »

 

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Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE By : Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday

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IMF approves $6 billion agreement with Pakistan for 3-years Sun. 12 May 2019 Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said on Sunday that a staff-level agreement has been reached with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on

The other side of ‘Allahu Akbar’

In his travels through the Mideast and Africa, our writer found mostly peaceful Muslims, kind to a fault and proud of their religion By James Jeffrey I want to talk about those at the center of the mosque shootings that

Don’t expect anything very different from Modi in his 2nd term

By Bharat Karnad Narendra Modi has been returned to power with a bang by the people. Despite a record of tepid success in the domestic and economic spheres at home and timidity abroad, except when it comes to Pakistan where

2019 General Elections ‘Time’ magazine cover story says PM Narendra Modi is India’s ‘divider-in-chief’

By Scroll Staff The Time magazine cover story has been written by novelist Aatish Taseer, according to whom “hope is off the menu” in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The Time magazine has described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as India’s

LUS offers to sell THAAD defence system to India as alternative to Russian S-400s

The exact date of the offer of THAAD and the PAC-3 systems to India could not be ascertained, but the offer was confirmed by multiple government agencies By Yaswan Raj Area Defense (THAAD) and Patriot Advance Capability (PAC-3) missile defence

Never mind Balakot, IAF is worse off than Pakistan Air Force on pilot strength

Compared to Pakistan Air Force’s 2.5 pilots per aircraft, the IAF is at a ratio of 1.5. The IAF also has issues with squadron strength and target practice By Snehesh Alex Philip The Indian Air Force (IAF) may have successfully

Narendra Modi, India’s ‘watchman,’ captures historic Election victory

Intense feelings about Mr. Modi, for or against, Helped drive turnout to 67 percent, the highest ever By Jeffrey Gettleman, Vindu Goel, Kai Schultz, Suhasini Raj & Hari Kumar He called himself India’s watchman, even as minorities said they felt

US, Russia engage on Venezuela

By M. K. Bhadrakumar The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov remarked last Thursday in Moscow that no contacts between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump are expected at the G20 summit in Japan on June 28-29. “An encounter

United States deployments followed ‘clear indications’ Iran was preparing to attack

By Robert Burns & Catherine Lucey A White House decision to dispatch an aircraft carrier and other military resources to send a message to Iran followed “clear indications” that Iranian and Iranian proxy forces were preparing to possibly attack U.S.