Improvement

The Importance of Self Improvement No Matter How Old You Are

Adela Belin | Ever since we were young, we were told to excel in academics, focus on getting good grades and ace our exams. In schools and colleges, the learning has always been more directed...
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...
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...
Persian Gulf

Strengthening of US Military Alliance in Persian Gulf

TIC Analysis l Dynamics of Persian Gulf: Saudi Arabia has decided to join the international alliance for the safety and protection of maritime navigation known as the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC), its Ministry of...
North Korea

Will Trump be left standing alone against North Korea?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | On Tuesday, even as Moon Jae-in got elected as South Korea’s next president, in faraway Oslo, North Korean and American representatives sat down to hold “informal discussions” for the second day. The...
warfare

The Godfathers of Cyber Warfare

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...
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...
Afghanistan

Endless War in Afghanistan is Actually Ending

M K Bhadrakumar l The US President Donald Trump’s remarks at the Oval Office in the White House on August 20 regarding the Afghanistan peace talks and related issues exuded an overall sense of satisfaction that the...
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...

West-Funded NGOs: A Threat To National Security Of Pakistan?

Asif Haroon Raja | West-Funded NGOs: A Threat To National Security Of Pakistan?: Pakistan has been a victim of wars, conflicts, diplomatic/political/economic coercion, subversion, sabotage, and false flag operations at the hands of India which...
Pakistan

Who will be the President of Pakistan?

News Desk | The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued the list of the presidential candidates after the deadline to withdraw their candidature ended at the 12 pm today. The EC had earlier announced that...
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...
FIR

FIR – False Information Report? – Saad Rasool

Saad Rasool | Earlier this week, during his speech at the symposium on population control, the honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan implored the Prime Minister (also in attendance) that the statutory regime, within which the...
Maldives

Sino-Indian Competition In Maldives

TIC Focus l Sino-Indian Competition In Maldives: Former Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed has clashed with the Chinese envoy over Male's "alarming levels" of Chinese debt, which stands at $3.4 billion, even as India has regained...
Poland

Poland wants to join CPEC: Diplomat tells business community

News Desk |  Ambassador of Poland to Pakistan,Piotr A. Opalinski has said his country enjoy very special ties with Pakistan which would be deepened further by the passage of time. Ambassador Opalinski said this while talking...
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...
Article 209

Article 209 and judicial accountability

Saad Rasool | The removal of Justice Shaukat Siddiqui, of the honorable Islamabad High Court, under Article 209 of the Constitution, does not come as a surprise to majority of those familiar with the specifics...
plastic

Moot asks provincial govts. to phase out harmful plastic products

It is high time the provincial governments came up with a firm timeline to phase out plastic products generating highly harmful waste that causes serious damage to the environment, especially to the marine ecology...
leader

How to Lead a Team More Effectively and Be a True Leader at Work

Ieva Baranova | Being an efficient manager and a charismatic boss at the same time can seem like an impossible task. Is there a way to deliver the desired results for your business while remaining...
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...
crisis

Is A New Crisis Brewing In The Saudi Royal Family?

Opinion | Major changes are never going without instability, conflict and possible crisis. Saudi Arabia’s dramatic change to diversify its economy away from an oil-based rentier state status is not going as smooth as expected. The...
Russia

Is The US Preparing For War With Russia?

Leonid Savin | The RAND Corporation recently published a document entitled Overextending and Unbalancing Russia. Assessing the Impact of Cost-Imposing Options. The study is the collective effort of experienced diplomats, including former Assistant Secretary of State...
Military Spending

Military Spending: The “Great Power Competition”

Researchers at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) have concluded that military spending is skyrocketing around the world. According to a report published by the institute in April, the world spent $1.8 trillion on military...
energy

The Real Causes of Lack of Energy That Go Beyond Your Physical Health

Adam Bergen | Think about this: you just spent a day at work, and you’ve thought all afternoon about how you want to tackle a goal that’s been on the back-burner all week. As the day...
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...
Hornberger

Still dying for nothing in Afghanistan – Jacob G. Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger | It wasn’t until history class in college that I heard of the Thirty Years War. My immediate reaction was: No way! It just wasn’t possible that a war could last 30...
Chabahar

Chabahar – Some Indian myths and the reality

M K Bhadrakumar | The first shipment of wheat on Sunday from Kandla port to Afghanistan via Iran’s Chabahar Port is cause for celebration in India. A surface route is not ethereal, unlike an air bridge; it...
resolution

US Senate resolution potentially changes Middle East dynamics – James M. Dorsey

James M. Dorsey | A draft US Senate resolution effectively portraying Saudi policy as detrimental to US interests and values and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as “complicit” in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if adopted and implemented, potentially...
border

To achieve peace on the border, India must demilitarise its China policy

M K Bhadrakumar | On July 15, China’s state news agency Xinhua published a commentary on the border stand-off in Doklam. Although it firmly restates the Chinese position that India must pull back its troops for the month-long...
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...

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