Balochistan and the Interests of Extra Regional Powers

Dr. Atia Ali Kazmi Overview This subject is related to the province of Balochistan and, at the same time, is the pivot of contemporary discourse on comprehensive national security of Pakistan. It More »

Balochistan’s Geostrategic Significance,  the Politics of Major Powers – Managing Its Impact

BTN Seminar- 23May 2022- Quetta Opening Address by Brig.Agha Ahmad Gul, (R) Choice of Word. BTTN is hosting its 1st Seminar today before becoming one-year old. The Topic of the Seminar is, More »

The “Absolutely not” patriots vs the “Absolutely Yes” in Pakistan

By Shaban Syed  Today those attending the mass protests with shouts of “no imported government” are not only protesting America’s hand in removing Khan but also at placing in the power a More »

Conspiracy or Bust

By Lt Gen (R) Asad Durrani The US is indeed in the business of changing regimes. It can do so by directly invading a country as it did in Iraq and Afghanistan; More »

Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between RFI and CISSS Think Tanks on May 18, 2022

Rabita Forum International (RFI) and Center of International Strategic Studies Sindh (CISSS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). It was signed by Mr. Nusrat Mirza (Chairman RFI) and by Ambassador M. Khalilullah More »

 

Balochistan and the Interests of Extra Regional Powers

3

Dr. Atia Ali Kazmi Overview This subject is related to the province of Balochistan and, at the same time, is the pivot of contemporary discourse on comprehensive national security of Pakistan. It is reassuring to see that in a short

Balochistan’s Geostrategic Significance,  the Politics of Major Powers – Managing Its Impact

2

BTN Seminar- 23May 2022- Quetta Opening Address by Brig.Agha Ahmad Gul, (R) Choice of Word. BTTN is hosting its 1st Seminar today before becoming one-year old. The Topic of the Seminar is, “Balochistan’s Geostrategic Significance, the Politics of Major Powers 

A Monroe doctrine for South Asia

10

By Saleem Akhtar Malik The concept of a Monroe Doctrine for South Asia does not imply that the US has the authority to act in the region. On the eve of independence, Quaid e Azam proposed the notion. He mentioned

The sycophants are dangerous

14

By Tavleen Singh It should have been a good week for our Prime Minister. He has just returned from what appears to have been a very successful trip to Europe. As well as meeting important leaders, he would have been

The discovery of India’s Heft

15

But not yet of how to use it By Bharat Karnad That India has clout if it acts independently in pursuit of narrowly defined national interest is something the Narendra Modi government apparently discovered, courtesy the Ukraine war. It reveals

The “Absolutely not” patriots vs the “Absolutely Yes” in Pakistan

16

By Shaban Syed  Today those attending the mass protests with shouts of “no imported government” are not only protesting America’s hand in removing Khan but also at placing in the power a Prime Minister charged with corruption and money laundering

Conspiracy or Bust

7

By Lt Gen (R) Asad Durrani The US is indeed in the business of changing regimes. It can do so by directly invading a country as it did in Iraq and Afghanistan; with the help of allies, like in Libya;

Why Biden’s visit to East Asia is on the wrong foot

12

By Victor Gao On the heels of his visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK), US President Joe Biden is visiting Japan and is eager to stir up more anti-China hostility in East Asia and in the Asia-Pacific region as

Deteriorating Israeli – Russian relations

3

Neutrality no longer an option for Gulf and Turkey By Dr. James Dorsey So far, the Biden administration has been restrained in its response to a Saudi and Emirati refusal to increase oil production to reduce prices and help Europe

EU stumbles over Russian oil slick

5

OPEC has warned EU that it would be impossible to replace more than 7 million barrels per day (bpd) of Russian oil and other liquids exports potentially lost due to sanctions By M.K. Bhadrakumar The European Union officials are insisting