Benefits of Saudi Arabia’s inclusion in CPEC?

News Analysis | The Pakistani government recently claimed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia may become the third major partner in the Beijing-funded, Belt and Road-linked, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)consisting of major infrastructure projects inside Pakistan. The...
Palestine

Kashmir Is India’s Palestine, Palestine Is “Israel’s” Kashmir

Andrew Korybko | India’s revocation of Kashmir’s relative “autonomy” embodies everything that its new “Israeli” ally wishes it could do to Palestine such as eliminating its separate political status and giving non-residents of the UNSC-recognized...
Kashmir

Kashmir: India’s last card?

Farid A Malik | The Prime Minister (PM) is right in saying that by invoking Article 370 of which 35A is a part of the constitution, India has played the last card on Kashmir. Unlike...
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,...
CPEC

China-Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Economic Corridor

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has been multiplied by Saudi Arabia’s inclination to join the project. The participation of the Kingdom will have lasting political, economic, commercial and...
China

Why China will be the new super power?

Alina Malik | China was leveraging its clout by galvanizing nations to come to terms with its One Belt, One Road initiative. The success of the recently concluded Belt and Road Forum is a testament...
Article 370

Article 370: First step of RSS & BJP campaign to destroy Indian constitution

TIC Focus l Tensions have risen in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) as  the Indian Occupation took a major decision with regard to the state's special status by revoking Article 370. Rumours about abrogation of...
challenge

Is China ready to challenge U.S. navy in Pacific?

Steven Lee Myers | In April, on the 69th anniversary of the founding of China’s Navy, the country’s first domestically built aircraft carrier stirred from its berth in the port city of Dalian on the...
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...
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...
Salman

Saudi King Salman Looking to Remove Son Mohammad as Crown Prince: Report

News Analysis | The Saudi crown prince, for his involvement in controversial projects and issues, invited national and international criticism including, it seems, the loss of confidence of his father, the King. Saudi crown prince Mohammad...
Central Asia

‘New Taliban’ and their Old Central Asian Neighbors

M K Bhadrakumar l Compared to the events two decades ago when the Afghan Taliban appeared in the Amu Darya region in northern Afghanistan and Central Asian states and Russia went into feverish tantrums, there...
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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...
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...
modi

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...
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...
Kashmir

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

Andrew Korybko | India just did everything that “Israel” wished it could do in Palestine by abrogating Kashmir’s relative “autonomy”, imposing a draconian curfew in the disputed region, and “legally” facilitating the large-scale influx of “Weapons of...
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...
Silk Road

Pains and Dreams on the Silk Road

Degang Sun | In 2013, when Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the “Belt and Road” initiative, China and the Middle East rediscovered their common historic legacies and shared memories of the ancient lands and maritime Silk...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...

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