Atlantic Powers

A world No Longer Shaped By Atlantic Powers

M K Bhadrakumar l  A world No Longer Shaped By Atlantic Powers: The annual Munich Security Conference last week (February 14-16) turned out to be an iconic event, drawing comparison with the one held in...
Super power

India: The ‘Super Power’?

Andrew Korybko | "Superpower 2020"? Indians entered the current decade with bated breath, having been indoctrinated since shortly before the turn of the century with the completely false expectation that their country would finally become a...
China's

US-Iran Phony War: Another Attempt To Strangle China

Angkoso Nugroho l The US is going for China’s jugular vein - its booming export-oriented economy - by trying to significantly reduce China’s massive oil imports. Journalists coined a special term for the the first few...
FATF

Pakistan And The FATF Grey List

Oriental Review l The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers of its Member jurisdictions, with the objectives of the to set standards and promote effective implementation...
Central Asia

US Rolls Out New Central Asia Strategy

M K Bhadrakumar l Every five to six years, roughly, the United States comes out with a ‘new’ Central Asia strategy. The Indian automobile industry might call it “facelift” — cosmetic changes to create an...
coronaphobia

Coronavirus and Black Biology

Sabah Aslam l Biology is the study of life but many in the recent times, when conventional warfare is almost disappearing, the study of life is used for killing humankind. Despite all the marvels that...
China

Battle for Economy: China vs the West

Farid A Malik | Own the nation, the rest will fall into place. Chairman Mao Tse Tung was arguably one of the most outstanding leaders of China and the world. He said, “Revolution comes through...
Indian

The Russo-Indian Oil Deal Is an ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ for Iran

Andrew Korybko | New RT columnist and former Indian naval intelligence officer Shishir Upadhyaya published an article over the weekend titled “Unpleasant surprise for Washington? US oil sanctions on Iran force India to look to Russia“,...

Warmth Witnessed In Pakistan-Malaysia Relations

Malaysia and Pakistan enjoy very cordial relations. Both are Muslim states and developing countries. Both are facing similar issues like corruption. There exist many areas where Malaysia has got good experience and Pakistan may...
Iran

Of gains and losses: Iran, America & South Asia

Palwasha Khan l Iran and America have recently been at odds with no hope for de-escalation. Iranian authorities aiming to target global oil supply transiting through its Hormuz vantage and American decision makers eyeing on...
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...
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...
Iranian

The Russia-Israel Spy Scandal Puts Iran in an Uncomfortable Position

Andrew Korybko | Russian-Iranian relations were unexpectedly shaken Friday afternoon following reports that the IRGC arrested Russian anti-government journalist Yulia Yuzik on suspicion of spying for “Israel” during her latest trip to the Islamic Republic,...
USA

PM Khan Brings Numerous Gains With UNGA Visit

TIC Analysis l  Prime Minister Imran Khan who returned after a 10-day visit to Saudi Arabia and the United States on Sunday reaffirmed that Pakistan will continue supporting the just struggle of the people of...
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...
imran

Imran Khan: The ‘Great Emancipator’

TIC Analysis l Pakistan stands vindicated at the 74th session of UNGA after an exuberating speech by Prime Minister Imran Khan in New York. The highlight of his more than 45-minute-long speech was intense criticism...
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...
India

PM Khan’s warning justified as India seeks to exploit terrorism fears

TIC Analysis l Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against any emotional attempt from the people to cross the Line of Control (LoC) from Pakistan into India held Kashmir, saying on Wednesday any such attempt would,...
China's

Trump is in no Rush to Jump into Saudi Defense

M K Bhadrakumar l The geopolitical fault-lines of the drone attack on the Saudi Aramco plants on Saturday are surfacing. These are early days but three broad trends have appeared. One, Saudi investigators have begun...
Kremlin

Growing Alliance between Islamabad and Kremlin

Sabah Aslam l New equations of the world order are being drawn and global orientations have been changing. It is time for Pakistan to step-up its diplomatic ties to extract the maximum for itself. In...
Afghan war

Time To Liberate Afghanistan

Oriental Review l After 18 years of war in Afghanistan– America’s longest – US and Taliban negotiators are said to be close to an agreement that may see the withdrawal of many of the 14,000...
Afghanistan

Pakistan’s Afghanistan Dilemma

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi l Islamabad is under a new administration that aims to play a far more active part in regional priorities than previous regimes. It aims to diplomatically involve itself as ‘peace-broker’ or ‘ice...
US

Bolton’s Exit Impacts US Foreign Policy

M K Bhadrakumar l At a press briefing Tuesday afternoon in Washington, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned against any rushed estimation that the exit of National Security Advisor John Bolton signalled a seismic...
Russia

The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact: 80 Years Of Fighting Against Russia

The debate on the Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the Russia have been deliberately whipped up by the West as an opportunity to lodge various historical, political and even financial grievances with Russia and discredit...
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...
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,...
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...
J&K

India’s narrative on J&K is hyperbolic

M K Bhadrakumar l India’s narrative on J&K is hyperbolic: Editorials have appeared in two leading Delhi newspapers  (here and here) urging the government to present a credible, appealing diplomatic narrative on the J&K developments.  The Indian narrative...
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...

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