China’s Rise in the Middle East: Beyond Economics

James M. Dorsey | If any one part of the world has forced China to throw its long-standing foreign and defense policy principles out the window and increasingly adopt attitudes associated with a global power,...
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...
Hormuz

Strait of Hormuz: Importance, challenges and opportunities

Jawad Falak | The Straits of Hormuz has taken center stage in world affairs due to the increase in American Iranian tensions. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a statement on his website that was taken...
Chabahar

End of Indo-Iranian Strategic Partnership?

The Iranian government has announced that it will proceed with the construction of a railway line linking the Chabahar port with Afghanistan on its own, citing delays from India in funding and starting the project, The Hindu reported...
Hormuz

Strait of Hormuz: The chokepoint of global oil supply?

Jawad Falak | The Straits of Hormuz has taken center stage in world affairs due to the increase in American Iranian tensions. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a statement on his website that was taken...
Rise

Rise of the East in a New Clash of Civilizations

Saad Rasool l The rise of China, and the consequent loss of global American influence, has the potential to be a moment of tremendous significance in the global power structure. We seem to be living...
Strait of Hormuz

Changing Security Dynamics of Strait of Hormuz

TIC Focus l According to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), “the Strait of Hormuz is the world's most important oil chokepoint because its daily oil flow of about 17 million barrels per...
CSS

Her inspirational story will make you accept CSS challenge with vigor

Lalarukh Wahid Cheema - 45th Common | It does not matter how big or small your dreams are, but what matters is you should constantly be working to make them a reality. This story may...
multipolarirty

Emerging Multi-polarity and its Consequences

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l “Make America great again” a slogan that formed the nucleus of trump’s electoral campaign vividly suggests that America is no more a great country. It is, in fact, an implicit...
corruption

From control to corruption

Dr Farid A Malik | Control of the democratic process has resulted in massive political corruption that we have to deal with today. Controlled democracy does not work. It has been repeatedly tried but with poor...
CPEC

What is CPEC and Why is it Vital for the Region?

TIC Focus l Times are changing, the world is transforming, with Asia being the epicenter of this 21st century transformation. The center of economic power is shifting from the west towards the east partly because...
warfare

The Cyber Cold War

Nabiya Imran | With the advent of the information age, it was obvious that technology will creep into the international political system. It has and it is here to stay. States with well-developed information technology...
Devolution

Will devolution make Pakistan stronger?

Dr. Farid A Malik | Devolution is as important as freedom. Unfortunately for us only the seat of power moves while the rulers remain. From Delhi it came to Karachi, and then Islamabad and now after...
Belt and Road

China’s Belt and Road is not Dead, it is Changing

M K Bhadrakumar l With the rebound of the Chinese economy, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is on the march again. An Associated Press report from Beijing last Thursday said China is the first major economy to...
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...
proxies

India’s ethno-terror proxies : From East Pakistan to CPEC

TIC Analysis | 16 December 2018 marked the 47th year since the fall of Dhaka to the Indian Army in the war of 1971. The war which started with the backing of terrorist elements known...
Indo-China

Indo-Pak & Indo-China Flare-Up – II

Asif Haroon Raja l While Pakistan got duped by assurances given by US-UK and failed to exploit the opportunity in the 1962 Indo-China border conflict to settle the Kashmir dispute, China also missed the opportunity...
Pakistan

Pakistan: The Global Pivot State

Andrew Korybko | As astounding as it may sound to most observers, the global pivot state of the 21st century isn’t China, the US, nor Russia, but Pakistan. The South Asian state regrettably has a terrible...
democracy

The problem with democracy in Pakistan – Farid A Malik

Farid A Malik | Recently Sir Maurice James who was British High Commissioner in Pakistan during the sixties has published his book titled ‘Pakistan Chronicle’. Based on his personal interactions, he has highlighted his impressions...
Ncik Jonas

This American DJ Wants Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas To ‘Be His Parents’

News Desk | Priyanka Chopra posted a picture of herself with Nick Jonas on Instagram today and within an hour it had over seven lakh likes and several comments, including those of Nick Jonas and...
Erdogan

Erdogan & the Question of Resurrection of Ottoman Empire

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l What Tayyib Erdogan is poised to do after the expiration of treaty of laussane by 2023? Is he really endeavoring to resurrect ottoman caliphate? Almost every political discourse, nowadays, led...
Rafale

India’s Rafales are not Worth the Hype

Military Watch l Following multiple border clashes with Pakistan in 2019 and more recently with Chinese forces in Galwan Valley, a number of Indian officials and military analysts have referred to the French Rafale fighter as a guarantor...
S-400

3 Reasons Why Russia Should Sell S-400 Missiles to Pakistan

Andrew Korybko | S-400: The Game Changer India’s successful launch of the Agni 5 ICBM was a strategic game-changer though not necessarily in the way that its leaders and their American allies may have expected, as...
Afghan war

Trump is finished with Afghan war

M K Bhadrakumar | There could be several ways of interpreting the US State Department’s decision on Tuesday to designate the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, which imposes economic sanctions on the...
Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline

Asif Haroon Raja | Till recent, the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project was seen as a pipedream, but it has suddenly turned into a reality and apparently its completion is not too far. Lobbyists of...
South Caucasus

How Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Deal affects China’s Future Plans in South Caucasus?

Yunis Sharifli l On September 27, 2020, the command of the Azerbaijani Army launched a counter-offensive to prevent the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces. Following the launch of the counter-offensive on 28 September,...
CPEC

The Future of CPEC

Raheel Hassan | The 56-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a part of China’s One Belt, One Road vision. Pakistan sees it as a gateway to prosperity, no doubt, but there are too many ambiguous...
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,...
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...
Proxies

India’s Ethno-Terror Proxies : From East Pakistan to CPEC

Jawad Falak | 16 December 2018 marked the 47th year since the fall of Dhaka to the Indian Army in the war of 1971. The war which started with the backing of terrorist elements known...

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