Libya

Great Game in Libya

M K Bhadrakumar l The great game in Libya has begun surging with the United States shedding its strategic ambivalence and resorting to a proactive role. Earlier this week, the Pentagon marked a dramatic escalation...

Russia-China Partnership Challenges US Global Hegemony

M K Bhadrakumar l The sluice gates have opened, as it were, on world politics after the ‘timeout’ through the past 2-3 months due to Covid-19. The spectacle of US epic war with Covid-19 under...
Peace Agreement

Glitches after Historic Peace Agreement

Asif Haroon Raja l The Taliban regime under Mullah Omar took over power after capturing Kabul in October 1996. It managed to eliminate war lordism, poppy growing and crimes and restore normalcy by introducing strict...
Turkey

Turkey Accuses UAE of Spreading Chaos in Middle East

Snapshots l What Happened: Turkey accused the United Arab Emirates of bringing chaos to the Middle East through its interventions in Libya and Yemen, allegations which are likely to inflame tensions between the regional rivals....
Secular

Let there be a ‘Hindu Brahmin’ State

Farid A Malik | The Hindu savastika is a caste symbol of peace and happiness. Adolf Hitler used the same sign, slightly modified, to espouse the superiority of the Aryan race. Like the Hindu fundamentalist...
Kashmir

Kashmir: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions

TIC Focus l Last year, a high-level Congressional delegation of the United States flew into the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) capital to see the ground situation and gauge public sentiment following the Aug 5,...
UNSC

UNSC Meeting: Pakistan’s Victory on Diplomatic Front

Syeda Zainab Hameed Gillani l The UNSC held a consultative meeting on Friday to debate the Kashmir issue where Pakistan urged the world body to implement its own resolutions on this 70-year-old dispute. It being...
Middle East

The New Middle East

Jawad Falak l The 2003 US invasion of Iraq shook the fault lines upon which the post WWI Middle East rested upon. The removal of Saddam Hussain from power set a chain reaction which led...

US Return to JCPOA

M K Bhadrakumar l In business transactions and international diplomacy alike, there could be constant variables and dependent variables. Constant variable is where the value cannot be changed once it has been assigned a value....
Russia

How Russia Re-Emerged as a Great Power?

Anum Khan l There are certain factors that have contributed towards Russia's resurgence that must be considered in order to understand Moscow's foreign policy outlook and national interests. These factors are briefly discussed below: Leadership Leadership is...
Kashmir

5 Myths on Kashmir Issue Debunked

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...

Kashmir: Unfinished Agenda of Partition

Asif Haroon Raja l Kashmir is the unfinished agenda of the Partition in 1947 which was left behind by the British and it has bedeviled Indo-Pakistan relations. The two arch rivals went to war thrice...
Covid-19

Coronavirus and its Impact on Global Dynamics

Asif Haroon Raja l During the Cold War, the two antagonists – USA and former Soviet Union - in their bid to safeguard the vital western and eastern hemispheres and to increase respective spheres of...

MBS and Saudi Crisis of Legitimacy

TIC Analysis l Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (MBS), the 34-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia is considered the de facto ruler of the world's leading oil exporter. He has won plaudits from Western leaders...
OPEC

Why the OPEC+ Deal is a Many-Splendoured Thing

M K Bhadrakumar l A perfect deal is where all protagonists get something out of it. All oil-producing countries stand to gain if oil price rebounds. In bare bones, the OPEC+ group led by Saudi...
Covid-19

Covid-19 has a Grandma, Grandpa & Great Grandpa. Where are they?

M K Bhadrakumar l The search for the genesis of Covid-19 is developing into an epic story. Thanks to the insinuations by the US President Donald Trump — ‘China virus’, ‘Wuhan virus’, etc. — that...
Interventionism

Will US Interventionism End After Covid-19 Disaster?

M K Bhadrakumar l Will US Interventionism End After Covid-19 Disaster? The greatness of the classical Greek tragedies lies in their humanising effect on the spectator or reader — “catharsis”, the purification or purgation of emotions,...

New World Order is Here

Internationalism and regionalism seems tobe the primary victims of Covid-19 commonly known as Coronavirus . Every nation has scrambled to protect itself from this pandemic which has infected millions and killed thousands. States have...
Erdogan

Erdogan’s Cold War with Saudi Arabia and UAE

Al-Monitor l The latest skirmish between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates-Saudi Arabia bloc is over the media. In mid-April, Saudi Arabia announced it was blocking access to Turkish state-funded news agencies and several websites. Within...
Afghans

Don’t Threaten Afghans

M K Bhadrakumar l The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in the US State Department, Alice Wells dropped a bombshell early morning today on the Afghan government...

A Glimpse Into Post Corona World

TIC Analysis l Covid 19 popularly known as the Corona Virus has taken the entire world by storm. The coronavirus COVID-19 is currently affecting 199 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances:...
Coronavirus

From War on Terror to Coronavirus

Asif Haroon Raja From War on Terror to Coronavirus: 2020 was expected to be a year of respite and tranquility after having gone through hell for over 18 years. The global war on terror was...
Islam

Pandemic and Faith

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Islam is the religion of all ages. It is the most adaptive, assimilative and accommodating religion of the world that provides its adherents an unparalleled blueprint to lead an exemplary...
Islamophobia

The Threat of Militant Islamophobia

TIC Analysis l The Threat of Militant Islamophobia: The man behind the deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch a year ago has pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder. Brenton...
Secular

Is Modi’s India Secular?

Saad Hafiz l Is Modi's India Secular? The friction between Hindus and Muslims is a permanent feature of India life, and periodic bouts of bloody rioting are common. But since the rise of Prime Minister Narendra...
coronaphobia

Of Coronaphobia and Myths

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Amid global fear, ignited by coronavirus, different myths pertaining to this global contagion have also surfaced. People obsessed with coronaphobia are blindly relying on such myths. They find them as...
Russia

Russia Cannot do Without Turkey’s Cooperation in Syria

M K Bhadrakumar l Russia was a satiated world power. It didn’t have to prove anything. The Great Patriotic War (1941-45) spoke for itself. Thus, triumphalism was never a diplomatic tool in the Soviet inventory.  The...
Erdogan

Erdogan Battles On Multiple Fronts In Risky Regional Power Bid

James M. Dorsey | The optics seem evident: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is at odds with just about everybody. Mr. Erdogan is on opposite sides of Russia in Syria, with Turkish and Syrian troops poised for...
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...

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