Imran Khan

Imran Khan: The Warrior Prime Minister?

TIC Analysis | Prime Minister Imran Khan affirmed on Wednesday that he would no longer seek dialogue with Indian officials over the escalating issue of Occupied Kashmir. In an interview with The New York Times,...
Secular

PM Modi: The ‘New Hitler’ ?

Andrew Korybko | PM Modi: The 'New Hitler' ? Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's (PMIK) speech at the UN General Assembly last week was one for the history books and heralded the country's rapid ascent as a globally...
SCO

Could SCO Contribute to Resolving Kashmir Crisis?

Andrew Korybko | The idea is that Russia and China, which have historically been closer to India and Pakistan (both of which are member states of the SCO) respectively, could join forces in somehow encouraging...
Khashoggi

Khashoggi crisis highlights why investment in Asia is more productive than in the Middle...

James M Dorsey | Growing Western political and corporate reluctance to be associated with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi spotlights fundamentally different investment strategies and environments in...
UNSC

UNSC Meeting: Pakistan’s Victory on Diplomatic Front

TIC Focus | The UN Security Council held a consultative meeting on Friday to discuss the Kashmir issue where Pakistan urged the world body to implement its own resolutions on this 70-year-old dispute.It being a...
syria

It’s curtains for US in Syria. Russia, Iran owe big thanks to Erdogan

The scenario agreed on behind the curtains through months of confidential exchanges, often one-on-one, between the Russian and Turkish leaders regarding north-eastern Syria is entering a critical phase of implementation on the ground with...
Kashmir

5 Myths on Kashmir Issue

TIC Focus l A high-level Congressional delegation of the United States flew into the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) capital on Sunday to see the ground situation and gauge public sentiment following the Aug 5...
Taliban

‘New Taliban’ and their Old Central Asian Neighbors

M K Bhadrakumar l 'New Taliban' and their Old Central Asian Neighbors: Compared to the events two decades ago when the Afghan Taliban appeared in the Amu Darya region in northern Afghanistan and Central Asian...
Pakistan

Pakistan and the other — stans

Sabah Aslam l From the coasts of Caspian Sea to the rouged lands touching Afghanistan, there lies a belt of resource rich countries – the Central Asian States. Comprising five states, the region is fast...
Trump

It’s In Kashmir Where Trump Can Win The Nobel Peace Prize

Andrew Korybko | It’s In Kashmir Where Trump Can Win The Nobel Peace Prize: India just did everything that “Israel” wished it could do in Palestine by abrogating Kashmir’s relative “autonomy”, imposing a draconian curfew in...
Taliban

Is US ready for peace talks with Taliban?

Asif Haroon Raja | 17 years have gone by but so far there are little prospects for the longest war in Afghanistan to come to an end. Lilliputians have paralyzed the Gulliver and brought a...
Prince Mohammed

The Most Powerful Arab Ruler

Opinion | Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, the 29-year-old commander of the almost negligible air force of the United Arab Emirates, had come to Washington shopping for weapons.In 1991, in the months after Iraq’s invasion of...
Imran Khan

New India expects Pak obedience, not camaraderie

It is no big secret that the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a damp squib. The impression becomes unavoidable that the decision to invite the little-known BIMSTEC...
religions

Party vs Faith: China drafts restrictions for all religions

 James M. Dorsey | China intends to extend aspects of its crackdown on Islam in the north-western province of Xinjiang to all religions as is evident from the publication of proposed restrictive guidelines for online religious...

2019: A Bad Year For Indian Air Force

An Indian Air Force plane carrying eight crew members and five passengers has mysteriously vanished. This incident happened months after Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian fighter jets in late February in the...
Indian

The Deepening Indo-Iranian Divide

M K Bhadrakumar l The frank remarks to the media this week by Iranian ambassador to India Ali Chegeni on the dismal state of his country’s relations with India betray frustration and despondency that the Modi government...
billionaire

An Indian billionaire hires 12 servants for daughter at UK University

News Desk | An unnamed Indian billionaire has put an advert to hire 12 servants to look after his daughter when she will start her four-year course at St. Andrews University in Scotland this month. The...
bluff poker

MBS: Riding roughshod or playing a risky game of bluff poker?

James M. Dorsey | A stalemate in efforts to determine what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is threatening to escalate into a crisis that could usher in a new era in relations between the...
Oil Exporter

US Could Change Global Geopolitics By Becoming The Top Oil Exporter In 2024

Andrew Korybko | The International Energy Agency forecast that the US could become the world’s top oil exporter by 2024. The report attributes this to “the incredible strength of its shale industry”, noting that it amounts to “a...
Foreign Policy

Dimensions of Pakistan’s foreign policy

Nida Hameed | Every new government has its own way of foreign policy formulation. This time it will be Pakistan Tehrik e Insaaf’s (PTI) turn. According to Imran Khan, “PTI would formulate an independent foreign...
master

Iran’s master plan to isolate the US

M K Bhadrakumar | The new kids on the block are unaware that not a year had passed since the Islamic Revolution in Iran 40 years ago when US sanctions against that country wasn’t a...
Russia

Russia has more in common with Israel than you may think

M K Bhadrakumar | The rocky partnership between Russia and Iran in the Syrian conflict is entering a turbulent period. The unprecedented US-Russia-Israel security summit due to take place in Jerusalem next month has no other explanation.  A...
china

Making China Great Again

Oriental Review l France’s future emperor never saw China, but he was wise enough to understand its immense latent strength and future importance. Two centuries after making this prediction, China has proved the Corsican correct. Last...
India

India, Russia and the post-American Century

M K Bhadrakumar l India’s impending purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system has come to be the leitmotif of the “2+2” dialogue of the foreign and defence ministers of India and the United States...
Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama: Identity politics is undermining democracy

Nathan Gardels | Francis Fukuyama is a political scientist at Stanford University. His latest book is “Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment,” which came out in September. He recently spoke with The...
sudan

Sudan At The Cusp Of Revolution

Asif Haroon Raja l Sudan had remained a colony of the British for 56 years after which it gained independence on January 1, 1956. Located in northeastern Africa, it shares border with Egypt to the...
weapon handling

India needs to train its troops in weapon handling before waging wars

News Review | Indian Air Force (IAF) Air vice Chief Air Marshal SB Deo was rushed to a military hospital on Wednesday after he accidentally shot himself in the thigh, India Today reported. IAF sources told India Today the air marshal was...
India’s GDP

Asian Century bypasses Modi’s India

M K Bhadrakumar l The stunning news that India’s GDP growth rate is hitting a six-year low figure of 5 percent in the past six-year period comes as reality check. Many economists even hold the view that...
legacy

A hat trick for Trump’s presidential legacy

M.K. BHADRAKUMAR | It is clear by now that US President Donald Trump’s remark on Thursday as he was setting out for the Group of 7 (G7) summit in Canada on the readmission of Russia...
Asia-Pacific

Is India eyeing to become a new power in Asia-Pacific?

M K Bhadrakumar | Static diplomacy, like stale fish, stinks. Therefore, it is gratifying to see the delightful vagueness of the formulation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s opening statement at the 15th ASEAN-India Summit at...

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