Monthly Archives: March 2018

Trump is good for Afghanistan, tough on Pakistan, say experts

Trump is good for Afghanistan,

By Yunas Fakur Trump’s first year as US president has been seen positively by Afghanistan, while Pakistan feels betrayed and angered by Washington’s censure of Islamabad. It’s unclear if Trump’s policies will bring lasting peace. Much was at stake for

My views on reviews


Name of book : Pakistan May Ghazal Kay Na’at Go Sho’ra Compiler : Syed Muhammed Qasim Pages: 560 Price: Rs.800/- Publishers: Rang-e-Adab Publications, Office No 5, Kitab Market, Urdu Bazar, Karachi. The compiler of the book “Pakistan May Ghazal Kay

There is no justice in our world

A gathering of rich oil Arabs pledged $30 billion this week at a meeting in Kuwait to start rebuilding war-shattered Iraq. Sounds nice but these kinds of conclaves are notorious for offering big but delivering little. The event was billed

India exposed

India exposed

This wicked game of malice, hate and never-ending tensions from India aims at maligning Pakistan By Iftikhar Ahmad Elias Davidson’s book, The Betrayal of India: Revisiting the 26/11 is a must-read for authorities in Pakistan to discuss and take adequate

Potential consequences of nuclear politics in South Asia

Potential consequences of 1

By Usman Ali Khan Established in 1948, the Indian Atomic Energy Commission turned towards United Kingdom for their first help in the making of Apsara. Subsequently, with a similar vision, the CIRUS reactor was supplied by Canada, where, the heavy

Can Turkey renovate its empire by the end of the Treaty of Lausanne 2023?

Can Turkey renovate its empire by the

By Shatha Khalil Turks have never forgotten the Treaty of Lausanne 11, which caused the reduction of the geography of the modern Turkish state, and forcing it to give up large territories that were belonging to it. So it was

Choosing the right alternative

By Pravin Sawhney An all-out war with Pakistan is out of the question. A tactical nuclear war too is not in our interest. The need, therefore, is to strengthen the IAF so as to acquire a true surgical strike option.

Russia’s arctic strategy – Energy extraction

Russia's arctic strategy2

By Pavel Devyatkin Energy extraction As the rate at which sea ice is melting in the Arctic accelerates, analysts have predicted unprecedented access to vast deposits of undiscovered oil, natural gas, and other natural resources. In 2008, the US Geological

Russia to deploy warplanes on Kuriles

FILE PHOTO: Japan Coast Guard vessel PS08 Kariba is seen from Cape Nosappu in Nemuro on Hokkaido island

A one-line decree signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on 30th January merely assigned a dual civilian-military role to the newly operational airport on the island of Iturop in the disputed Kurile chain. But its strategic content is unmistakable

How to tackle a hostile US Congress?

India is attempting to exploit the prevailing geopolitical scenario to influence the US for its own anti-Pakistan motives By Col (R) M Hanif Apart from the current uneasy relations between Pakistan and the US, there are broader issues at play