Pakistan: Multiple challenges and way forward

Roundtable Conference on Yom e Pakistan Wednesday the 20th March 2019 at Regent Plaza Hotel Karachi Chief Guest: Gen. ® Moinuddin Haider Former Governor Sindh Speakers: Nusrat Mirza,  Vice Admiral Asaf Humayun, More »

Pakistan’s Military reaches out to India

By Kamal Alam Senior Pakistani officers, led by Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, realise that the way to peace and prosperity is through military cooperation with India. Will New More »

Razor’s edge

By Zamir Akram Last month an attack by a lone Kashmiri on an Indian military convoy to avenge the abuse suffered at the hands of Indian security forces almost started a war More »

A confident Pakistan Army recalibrates the country’s regional policies

By Kamal Alam Pakistan’s military is playing a significant role in assisting the country’s prime minister in the conduct of foreign and security policies, and usually with the objective of scaling down More »

Kick – starting the Karakoram Highway

By Major General Syed Ali Hamid Many of us know about the role of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in the construction of the Karakoram Highway (KKH). But I am sure More »


Ballots & Blood Why do Indian voters need to ink their ballot papers with the blood of Pakistanis?

By Fakir Syed Aijazuddin Mrs. Indira Gandhi tried this ploy to secure a landslide victory in the 1970s, and succeeded. Mr. Narendra Modi has repeated the trick, and failed. Gradually, PM Modi’s bellicosity has revealed the extent to which he

Armchair generals are marching India into trouble

By Pankaj Mishra Peace appears to have been given a chance in South Asia. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, striving to play the statesman, has not only released a captured Indian pilot but also detained several alleged Pakistani militants. Still,

Four reasons India has little cause to cheer the Balakot Airstrike and its aftermath

Its war-fighting capabilities  pivoted on air power  have been blunted without a fight By Pravin Sawhney The Modi government might still win the war of perception within India, but India’s conventional deterrence has been compromised. Its war-fighting capabilities  pivoted on

The violent toll of Hindu Nationalism in India

A populist Prime Minister has legitimized India’s more militant groups, and targeted attacks against religious minorities are on the rise By Eliza Griswold Irshad Khan, a slight twenty-six-year-old with glossy black hair and the faint shadow of a beard and

Commander of US central command (CENTCOM) “concerned” about China’s “Belt & Road” (BRI)

Is taking S-CPEC + real seriously By Andrew Korybko The Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) told the House Armed Services Committee just how “concerned” he is about China projecting its Silk Road influence from Gwadar to Africa through S-CPEC+

A highly strategic corridor

During the 1962 war, China’s Air Force was not in a flying condition because of lack of fuel. It possibly got some from Tajikistan, where it is building its new base. We must keep a watch By Claude Arpi A

Undertaking genuine denuclearization

President Trump still holds the key to the denuclearization of North Korea By Sanghyun Yoon President Donald Trump rejected the offer of leader Kim Jong-un of North Korea to lift virtually all the international sanctions in exchange for a partial

Corrected – US freezes out top Afghan official in peace talks feud

This March 18 story has been refilled to correct 8th paragraph to say Pentagon adviser is embedded, not that the State Department provides funding By Jonathan Landay In fallout from a feud over U.S.-Taliban peace talks, a senior U.S. diplomat

Is the United States about to lose control of its secretive Diego Garcia military base?

By Jenni Marsh The secretive Diego Garcia military base may be 1,000 miles from the nearest continent, but it has all the trappings of a modern American town. The troops here can dine on burgers at Jake’s Place, enjoy a

US military eyes mini nuclear reactors to reduce convoy casualties

By James Conca Military history buffs remember how the lack of oil and fuel for planes and tanks lead to losses in major battles and ultimately a war. Japan and Germany during WWII are the classic examples. Transport of liquid