Pakistan fighting on two fronts With FATF & against FATF

Pakistan enters the second phase of FATF scrutiny and we don’t seem to be doing any good. The absence of a body to implement the measures dictated by FATF is the main More »

China hits back at US for criticizing corridor project with Pakistan

China and Pakistan have urged the United States “to sift fact from fiction” before questioning their bilateral infrastructure development program, which Beijing is funding under its global Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) More »

Belt & Road Pakistan seeks Iran, Saudi help for Belt and Road projects

Beijing-friendly minister hired as Islamabad scrambles to revive By Farhan Bokhari & Adnan Aamir After months of uncertainty over the future of China’s largest investment in Pakistan, part of China’s Belt and More »

No method to PTI madness

By Abbas Nasir There is method to the madness of those who wield real power: they maximise their own clout but at a carefully calibrated cost; then there is just madness. It More »

China spurns US fears of Pakistan’s CPEC debts

Chinese ambassador reacts strongly to Alice Wells’ C-Pack statement ‘Where was the US when Pakistan needed it? A top Chinese diplomat has angrily spurned US criticism of his country’s multibillion-dollar infrastructure push More »

 

That’s the real problem Iran’s protests are grassroots

Not foreign – driven, and that’s the real problem By Andrew Korybko Iran’s problem isn’t that foreign forces are politically encouraging the latest unrest and possibly even directly supporting some of the most violent provocateurs to an uncertain extent, but

Netanyahu’s real crimes

By Dr. James J. Zogby After years of investigation and months of delay, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit formally indicted Benjamin Netanyahu for crimes ranging from his violation of public trust to bribery and fraud. Israel’s apologists will argue that

Iraq invasion ‘Godfather’ berates Trump for not thinking of next war in Syria

By Helen Buyniski Unreconstructed neocon Paul Wolfowitz has slammed President Donald Trump for ‘abandoning’ the Kurds, insisting the US will need them next time there’s a war in Syria. Trump’s blunder, then, is thinking wars can “end.” The man once

Second phase of Arab spring

Invisible hands pushing World to unrest Iraqi protests, Catalonians, Hong Kong protests and many more have started to paint a gloomy picture for world peace and stability. People out of their home, apart from raising security concerns have raised several

The endgame begins in Yemen’s war

The power-sharing agreement signed in Riyadh on November 5 between the Saudi-backed Yemeni government headed by Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and UAE-backed southern separatist group known as the Southern Transitional Council (STC) gives reason to hope that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed

Recollections of a Long Siege in Kashmir

A military siege is like a chokehold on an entire people By Mirza Waheed I was a teenager when I lived through a long curfew in Kashmir in the 1990s when the rebellion against Indian rule was at its peak.

Kashmir – The Key to a Grand Bargain

The present situation in Kashmir cannot continue. It’s time for daring steps to forge lasting peace. By Claude Rakisits It has been three months since the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to revoke by presidential order Jammu

At US congressional hearing on Kashmir, a call to end lockdown

Lawyers and human rights advocates testify at the hearing, demanding an investigation into the current crisis By Samira Sadeque Lawyers and human rights advocates have testified at a US congressional hearing on Kashmir, demanding release of detainees, giving foreign journalists

Pakistan fighting on two fronts With FATF & against FATF

Pakistan enters the second phase of FATF scrutiny and we don’t seem to be doing any good. The absence of a body to implement the measures dictated by FATF is the main reason Pakistan seems not to be emerging from

China hits back at US for criticizing corridor project with Pakistan

China and Pakistan have urged the United States “to sift fact from fiction” before questioning their bilateral infrastructure development program, which Beijing is funding under its global Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) The reaction came after a senior American diplomat