Pakistan and its war against terrorism

By Asif Haroon Raja A defense & security analyst terrorism in Pakistan is down, but by no means out. The number of terror attacks and the number of resulting fatalities has started More »

Will Bolton ever understand the excellence of Pakistan’s nuclear security?

By Atia Ali Kazmi Numerous external entities frequently keep Pakistan’s N-program under their critical spotlight despite the latter’s exemplary track record. Most recently, a former U.S. National Security Advisor (NSA) raised the More »

How significant was the reported Islamabad intelligence summit?

The summit was symbolised Pakistan’s newfound geostrategic importance in shaping the future of Eurasia By Andrew Korybko Reports circulated over the weekend that Islamabad hosted an unprecedented summit of regional intelligence chiefs. More »

How the US got closer to India amidst Afghan crises?

By Zamir Ahmed Awan US has always used Pakistan’s soil for its own strategic interests and when they could not do it anymore, they immediately distanced themselves from Pakistan got closer to More »

Maleeha Lodhi on the tortured Pakistani-American relationship

America must learn from its missteps in Asia, says a Pakistani strategist and diplomat *In their very first exchange after 9/11, Pakistan’s most senior leaders urged their American counterparts not to invade More »

 

Iran’s SCO membership is a big deal

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By M. K. Bhadrakumar Like in a Wagnerian music drama, there is an associated melodic theme that accompanies the situations behind the two big regional developments last week the announcement of the AUKUS, security alliance of three “maritime democracies” on

Sound and Fury in the Post – 9/11 Middle East

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In the end, years of upheaval led only to despair By Shadi Hamid Americans tend to lament 9/11 and its long aftermath by looking inward at what they and their country lost in the “war on terror.” And it is

China, Russia, Iran Turkey and Central Asian countries’ Economic block

China, Russia, Iran Turkey and Central Asian countries’ Economic block2

By Interaction desk A safe passage through Afghanistan for all the countries connecting it to Gwadar to Russia and a safe passage through the Central Asia countries and Iran all the way to Turkey, connecting Western Europe to these countries.

The Declining market for secrets

The Declining market for secrets2

US spy agencies must adapt to an open-source world By Zachery Tyson Brown & Carmen A. Medina For nearly three-quarters of a century, the United States intelligence community has supplied American military and political leaders with information and analysis intended

Iran’s SCO membership is a big deal

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By M. K. Bhadrakumar Like in a Wagnerian music drama, there is an associated melodic theme that accompanies the situations behind the two big regional developments last week the announcement of the AUKUS, security alliance of three “maritime democracies” on

Afghanistan was a Ponzi scheme sold to the American public

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When a scam falls apart, it collapses fast By Alan Richards & Steven Simon As the political fight over who lost Afghanistan gets bloodier, the latest round has shifted from lamentation over the probable return of al Qaeda to the

Of Western wars and Muslim women

Women demonstrators from Afghanistan's Hazara minority attend a protest in Kabul

If Western wars are meant to ‘liberate’ Muslim women, why did centuries of Western military intervention fail to do so? By Marwan Bishara Twenty years ago, the United States and the United Kingdom exploited the cause of women and girls

Once upon a Taliban

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The war in Afghanistan is over Pakistan won By Fahd Husain No amount of hand wringing in Western capitals can change this hard reality. For now, at least. The post-victory battle however is still being waged on the airwaves and

Challenges ahead for Taliban administration?

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The Taliban is set to retake power in Afghanistan 20 years after being ousted by US-led forces, with the president fleeing the country by plane and the militant group taking control of the presidential palace in Kabul By Ejaz Hussain

Pakistan and its war against terrorism

Pakistan

By Asif Haroon Raja A defense & security analyst terrorism in Pakistan is down, but by no means out. The number of terror attacks and the number of resulting fatalities has started to tick up again; sectarianism is growing and