What is India hiding in Kashmir?

By : Syed Ali Geelani “Human rights violations in Kashmir perpetrated by Indian army with legal immunity dwarf in scale the violations that provoked international humanitarian action in other international disputes. Human More »

Pakistan’s ISI as a counter – terror fighting force – is it worth the hype?

By Kamal Alam Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency is labelled as an obstacle to peace in Afghanistan and blamed for a host of other issues affecting South Asia. Does it deserve its reputation, More »

What will Pakistan achieve from PM Imran Khan’s visit to China?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on his first official visit to China, met the Chinese President Xi Jinping and lauded the way China has been able to eradicate corruption and alleviate poverty. More »

SCO – Pakistan’s insertion and opportunities

By Muhammad Javed Siddique After the disintegration of the Soviet Union (in 1991) and the emergence of the United States as the sole superpower, countries like Russia and China  the aspiring major More »

Strategic bond between Pakistan, Azerbaijan and Turkey

By Dr. Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan To clear many misconceptions that might have arisen from a recent article titled Strange estrangement by M Abrar Ameen, I am duty-bound to remove these as More »

 

Disempowering the soldier Indian Army

By curtailing the effectiveness of the Armed Forces Tribunals, the Government is destroying the military justice system which is a disservice to serving and retired personnel By Deepak Sinha With election fever having gripped major parts of the country, television

India’s triad nuclear deterrence is more event management than substance

By Pravin Sawhney With a nudge from those keen on governmental image management, the Indian Navy has carried out its version of the 2016 ‘surgical strikes’ by launching a mission that is more political than military. While the first so-called

Distant handshake Rough weather ahead for Indo-US relations

By Bharat Karnad The 2018 US Congressional Elections are over, and the Republican Party has lost control of the lower House in the legislature  the House of Representatives rather decisively. What does this portend for India-US relations? The incoming Democratic

A big step for a greater Israel It is utterly bad step. Muslims unite

By Eric S. Margolis Hardly anyone noticed. The Trump administration quietly changed America’s long-held position on Syria’s strategic Golan Heights while attention was focused on the raucous political carnival in Washington. Though barely noticed, the policy change had enormous importance

The big Russia picture

India has done well to resist US pressure and keep its old ally in its corner Albert Einstein once said, ‘In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.’ The difficulties that have been piled on India in the recent past, for

Russia keeps Israel’s Netanyahu in anteroom

It is over a month since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had announced that he was going to Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with a view to open a new page in the relations between the two countries

The world, built by China

By Derek Watkins, K K Rebecca Lai & Keith Bradsher China envisions a vast global network of trade, investment and infrastructure that will reshape financial and geopolitical ties  and bring the rest of the world closer to Beijing. It is

China’s race for dominance

By Peter Morici It may be tough for Americans to accept but cheap toasters and TVs from China come at a terrible risk of lost freedom, because Beijing is using the cash it earns from those purchases in a new

US, China tiptoeing toward trade deal

By Bhadrakumar Melkulangara The joint press conference in Washington on Friday after the second US-China 2+2 (“Diplomatic & Security Dialogue”) throws much light on the tango between the two big powers. Delhi must draw some serious conclusions. Broadly, the American

Prepare for war ‘China leader warns nation’s military command over Taiwan

By Zha Chunming On Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered the nation’s military group that monitors the South China Sea and Taiwan to “prepare the war,” at a time when tensions between China and the US continue to grow over