The mystery behind Reko Diq scramble unfolds

As the Balochistan political crisis explodes into world headlines with talk of independence and self-determination for the Baloch, a group of highly influential and internationally connected strongmen in Pakistan is quietly, but More »

New PSDP book printed after budget presentation

By Shahbaz Rana The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has printed a new book of Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) after presentation of budget in the National Assembly to include over 50 projects More »

Eyes on the prize

The Nuclear Suppliers Group is a multilateral export control regime and a group of nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology More »

Imran Khan and the state of medina

By Saeed Qureshi Imran Khan’s aim and manifesto to turn Pakistan into a later day state of Medina ignores the huge cultural, educational, social, economic technological, scientific and political differences and size More »

New India expects Pak obedience, not camaraderie

It is no big secret that the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a damp squib. The impression becomes unavoidable that the decision to invite the More »

 

A fortress, disguised as a country

By Eric S. Margolis Here, in 1315, a force of Swiss mountaineers ambushed an invading force of Austrian feudal knights who had come to reassert Hapsburg feudal rule over the rebellious Swiss. The burly Swiss farmers and woodsmen from the

The Russia – Pakistan strategic partnership

Russia’s return to South Asia By Andrew Korybko The Russian-Pakistani Strategic Partnership (“Rusi-Pakistani Yaar Yaar”) entered a new phase last week following two significant developments that included their decision to establish a High-Level Inter-Parliamentary Commission and their efforts to expand

Putin’s envoy briefs Tehran about Russia – Israel – US meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy says that Moscow has told American and Israeli officials in a recent trilateral meeting that regional stability would be out of reach if Iran’s interests are ignored. Alexander Lavrentiev, President Putin’s envoy, has traveled

The mystery behind Reko Diq scramble unfolds

As the Balochistan political crisis explodes into world headlines with talk of independence and self-determination for the Baloch, a group of highly influential and internationally connected strongmen in Pakistan is quietly, but desperately, scrambling to get control of the world’s

New PSDP book printed after budget presentation

By Shahbaz Rana The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has printed a new book of Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) after presentation of budget in the National Assembly to include over 50 projects of its allied party  in a blatant use

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Thousands displaced as heavy rains batter fragile Rohingya camps The new humanitarian Irwin Loy | Asia Editor Days of heavy monsoon rains have battered Bangladesh’s Rohingya camps with floods, landslides, and high winds  displacing at least 2,700 people, damaging thousands

Summarized News & Articles

Captain among 10 soldiers martyred in two terrorist attacks in N. Waziristan, Balochistan Islamabad ( 27 July 2019) Ten personnel of the Pakistan armed forces, including an officer, were martyred in two separate attacks in North Waziristan tribal district and

Pakistan India Dispute

By Mirza Kashif Baig Pakistan and India’s dispute is one which requires maturity and tolerance to resolve. Conflict or threats of war is not the solution to this problem as both sides are nuclear with each reportedly having enough nuclear

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Centre for aerospace power studies Publications No.         Title P-12       Group Captain (R) Shaheen Mazhar, Cities: The Targets for Nuclear Weapons, June 2002. P-13       Centre for Aerospace Power Studies, Publication on Air Power, July 2002. P-14       Air Cdre (R) Jamal Hussain,

Iran’s shock therapy breaks JCPOA stalemate

A series of announcements in Tehran through the past week took the situation around the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (known as the JCPOA)  and the US-Iranian standoff  to an inflection point. On July 1, it transpired that Iran has exceeded