No choice – The monster FATF black hole Pakistan is facing

No one in Pakistan can think of an NRO to political crooks, criminals By Shaheen Sehbai Many in Pakistan and abroad have been wondering why PM Imran Khan has taken an extreme More »

Op-ed – Pakistan’s problematic political culture

By Hussain Zia It seems that every problem in Pakistan these days has something to do with party politics. At least as far as the politicians in Pakistan are concerned, it appears More »

Pakistan, Russia military cooperation

By Interaction Desk After several military exercises between Pakistan and Russia and Pakistan long desire to cooperate with Russia Military weapon, a two week long joint exercise DRUZBA 2017 between Special Forces More »

Can Prime Minister Imran Khan game Pakistan’s political system?

By Hassan Aslam Shad The deep-rooted malaise, the cancer which runs deep through our body politic, requires a savvy Machiavellian treatment. This isn’t a game for the faint-hearted. It requires deft application More »

 

Modi’s Dilemma

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By Aakar Patel Our precipitous decline is being noticed and recorded abroad with alarm. It is strange that within India we are carrying on as if it is business as usual. In 2020, the Modi government decided to improve India’s

Pratap Bhanu Mehta – ‘Colloquially speaking, this is a fascist government’

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In an outspoken and hard-hitting interview, the former Vice Chancellor of Ashoka University speaks at length about Modi 2.0 and says that this government is “more insidious” than Indira Gandhi’s government of 1975-77 By Karan Thapar In an outspoken and

Afghanistan – The same sell-out, a different day

The US is abandoning Afghanistan, just like it abandoned South Vietnam, and it’s demanding that the puppet ruler give it political cover for withdrawal and take the blame By Gwynne Dyer In a letter to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani recently,

Afghanistan crisis  and regional stability

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By Mirza Kashif Baig Editor, Monthly Interaction US invasion of Afghanistan was one of the biggest strategic events of the 21st Century. Whatever reason given by Americans to justify their invasion of Afghanistan, the fact is that it was done

India should hold the line on Myanmar

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By M. K. Bhadrakumar The Indian government has done the right thing by sending an advisory to the four northeastern states Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh  to be vigilant about preventing large scale influx of people from across the

DRDO tests new Air Independent Propulsion system to be fitted in Scorpenes

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The AIP system, once ready, will from 2024-25 onwards, be “retrofitted” into six Scorpene submarines that are being built in India under Project 75 By Ajai Shukla The Defence Research and Development Organisation crossed an important milestone when it demonstrated

Reset of India-Lanka ties in the cards

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By M. K. Bhadrakumar In a stunning coincidence, on Monday, the Sri Lankan government issued a Letter of Intent to the Adani Ports and Special Economic Zones Ltd (APSEZ) to develop and operate the West Container Terminal in Colombo. To

Akhand Bharat or fictional union of South Asian States

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India can be part of a stronger South Asia based on equality and mutual respect, not by asserting religious supremacy By Ram Puniyani India’s Partition was one of the major tragedies, not just in South Asia but for the world.

Can Biden afford dragging South Asia towards strategic instability?

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American actions to build India against China have come at a cost of instability in South Asia, particularly for its potential impact on Pakistan’s security, making it essential for President Biden to pursue a balanced Asia policy By Atia Ali

Quad factor in regional security

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By Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal The Joe Biden administration struggles to revitalize the United States’ ties with friends and partners to counterweight in global politics increasingly confident and assertive China. It is renewing and consolidating alliances because it views them