denuclearization

South Koreans arrive in North amid stalled denuclearization talks

News Desk | South Korean envoys held talks in North Korea on Wednesday to finalize details on a third North-South summit to be held this month amid stalled talks on denuclearization between the North and...
Taliban

US takes leap of faith toward Taliban, al-Qaeda – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | According to reports, the Taliban disclosed on Tuesday that five former Guantanamo inmates from their leadership hierarchy have joined their political office in Qatar. This dramatic development signals that the talks between...

R2P and Blurring of State Sovereignty

TIC Focus l R2P: Humanitarian intervention is often considered as controversial and against the tenants of UN Charter and other international conventions. This phenomenon is considered offensive by the states but is increasingly becoming popular...
actors

Raees director laments India’s ban on Pakistani actors

News Desk | An Indian filmmaker took to Twitter and spoke about Pakistani-Norwegian filmmaker IramHaq'smovie ‘What Will People Say’ that has been submitted by Norway for the 91st Academy Awards (also known as Oscars) for...
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...
India

Why back-channel diplomacy between Pakistan and India has no future

M K Bhadrakumar | Those who were close to late J. N. Dixit, one of India most distinguished diplomats, would know that he had a keen sense of humor, at times of a kind bordering...
Kashmir

Modi and ‘Incredible India’

Saad Rasool | One year on from Modi’s revocation of Article 370—resulting in the illegal annexation of Kashmir and the imposition of a draconian curfew across the valley—the world seems to be waking up to...
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,...
CPEC

Iran’s E-CPEC+ Could Ruin India’s Regional Vision

Andrew Korybko | Iran’s E-CPEC+ Could Ruin India’s Regional Vision: India’s zero-sum plans of using its reinvigorated strategic partnership with Russia to “balance” China in the region of “Greater South Asia” are at risk of being ruined...

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....
Turkey

Future of Turkey’s Defense Industry

The fast expansion of Turkey’s defense industry in recent years might be becoming harder to sustain as newly released data show the sector is struggling to reduce its heavy reliance on foreign inputs and...
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...
CPEC

Countering Terrorism & the Dawn of CPEC

Sabah Aslam l China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is much more than just a development deal between two states; it is to a large extent a mega-project which encompasses many foyers of economy, trade and politics...
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...

5 August 2019: A Defining Moment In India-China Relations

Andrew Korybko | Most observers at the time regarded India's de-facto annexation of Jammu & Kashmir on 5 August 2019 as being a defining moment for either India's internal affairs or Indian-Pakistani relations, but in...
maritime

Cooperative Maritime Security: Role of Pakistan

Olutunde Oladimeji | Anytime we see photos of international naval exercises, involving many warships, large and small, what comes to mind is what we can call an ensemble of naval forces at sea. Such an...
Production Orders

Production Orders: Parliamentarians License To Violate Law?

Saad Rasool | The entire edifice of a constitutional parliamentary democracy rests on the premise that the parliament shall function as a conduit to translate the ‘will of the people’ into an enforceable legislative paradigm;...
Secrecy and Lies

Secrecy and Lies: Chernobyl and the U.S. Government

Jacob G. Hornberger | SPOILER ALERT: If you have not yet seen the excellent HBO miniseries Chernobyl and might yet do so, you might want to wait to read this article until after you have seen the...
structure

Rethinking the sporting structure – Saad Rasool

Saad Rasool | A colleague of mine, who is still too young to have been jaded about his faith in Pakistan Cricket Team, was distraught after Pakistan exit from the Asia Cup.  He (much like...
Sovereignty

The Changing Paradigm of Sovereignty

TIC Focus l The concept of state sovereignty is not constant and has been changing since the time this concept evolved. The inherent principles of sovereignty, such as non-intervention, territorial integrity, and absolute power within...
South China Sea

U.S. Sends Carriers to South China Sea During Chinese Drills

News Desk l China and the United States have accused each other of stoking tension in the strategic waterway of South China Sea at a time of strained relations over everything from the new coronavirus...
Locusts

Locusts: A Plague Amid a Pandemic

The most serious desert locust outbreak in 70 years could leave nearly 5 million people in East Africa facing starvation, according to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). It comes as many of the countries in...
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...
NayaPakistan

Imran Khan: An Incredible Story

Saad Rasool | Imran Khan was sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. Put another way: Prime Minister Imran Khan (just saying that sounds surreal) assumed the highest office in our land, and...

Missile that could Upset Global Balance of Power

https://youtu.be/LXUpv3lk4xc The tests of the Zircon hypersonic missile, which Russian President Vladimir Putin “took out of the storeroom” a year and a half ago, are being successfully completed. The Defense Ministry said that the rocket was launched at...
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...
Strategic

China-Iran Strategic Accord: A Game Changer – I

M K Bhadrakumar l When China and Iran, two of the United States’ main adversaries in the contemporary world situation, enter into a 25-year strategic pact, it is pointless to split hairs and speculate whether...
CSS

How to clear Competitive Exams in 3 months?

Sara Tassadaq | On 28th June, 2018, the news started coming in that CSS 2017 final result would be announced today. But this ‘news’ had been coming in every day since about a month before....
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...
CPEC

CPEC is the perfect opportunity for Pakistan to pivot to Africa

Andrew Korybko | All Great Powers, including most recently even Russia and India, are increasingly expanding their influence in Africa as they seek to take part in the continent’s expected growth across this century, and...

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