Nuclear Deal

Iran Rejects US Call to Negotiate ‘Better’ Nuclear Deal

Snap Shot l What Happened: Iran rejected US President Donald Trump’s call to renegotiate a better nuclear deal, describing the offer as “nothing but political showboating”, Iran’s IRNA news agency reported. “The U.S. government knows what to...
Iraq

U.S. Led Coalition Withdrawal From Iraq Bases

TIC Brief l Background: The presence of U.S. troops in Iraq was the result of an agreement between the Iraqi and US governments in June 2014. The Maliki government had requested the US intervene to...

Huawei cannot use Google anymore

TIC Analysis | Google has decided to part ways with Huawei, banning the company from further using its globally popular Operating System; the Android. Google made the move to conform to Washington’s decision to put...
rivals

Russia & Israel: New rivals in Middle East? – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | It is over a month since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had announced that he was going to Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with a view to open a...
EU Dis-info Report

EU Dis-info Report: Unraveling of Indian Propaganda Outreach

TIC Brief l The report by EU Disinformation Laboratory has uncovered a massive Indian propaganda network which had tentacles even in the European Union Parliament. The independent, non-profit disinformation watchdog’s latest report illustrates in graphic...
Cecil Chaudhry

A Tribute to (Guppoo) Cecil Chaudhry :An Officer and a Gentleman!

This is a Pakpotpourri Exclusive A humane and personal account Of Cecil Chaudhry-the man! By:Group Captain Ali Kazim(R) (Awarded Tamgha-e-Basalat in 1965 war) Cecil Chaudhry, or Guppoo(for his treasure of anecdotes that never exhausted) as he was known...
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...
FATF

FATF and Pakistan

TIC Analysis l The next meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is scheduled to be held in Paris from Oct 12 to 15 and Pakistan has already prepared its compliance report, which will...
Steel mills

Revival of steel mills

Farid A Malik | We, the engineers of the seventies were inspired by the first Steel Mills of Pakistan, inaugurated by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) on December 30, 1973. Spread over an area of 18,660...
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...
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...
Indian

Shifting Strategic Balance and South Asian Security

Asif Haroon Raja l  India reluctantly accepted the Partition plan as a stopgap arrangement under the fond hope that it will not survive beyond six months. To make it happen, Bengal and Punjab were bifurcated,...
Esra Bilgic

Esra Bilgic to Become Peshawar Zalmi Brand Ambassador?

Turkish actress Esra Bilgic, known for her portrayal as Halime Hatun, the lead character’s wife in the popular historical TV series Resurrection: Ertugrul is reportedly close to announcing that she will become a brand ambassador for one of...
USA

Imran Khan’s visit to USA

Asif Haroon Raja | Donald Trump has been maintaining a highly belligerent posture against Pakistan as was evident from his policy on Afghanistan and on South Asia and his random statements accusing Pakistan of harboring...
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...

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...
Hagia Sophia

Russia Church Reject Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Mosque Conversion Plans

Snap Shot l What Happened: The Russian Orthodox Church has rejected the proposed conversion of Turkey’s historic Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque, stating the move could provoke inter-religious tensions, the Orthodox Times reported yesterday. “Any attempts...
Hormuz

The Strait of Hormuz: A New Battlefield

TIC Analysis l In past two months, a series of maritime frays have occurred and become the source of concerns for world. On June 13, two oil tanker were attacked which were travelling in the...
Generation Warfare

Is Pakistan ready to fight the Fifth Generation Warfare?

Javaria Khalid | Technology has transformed over the years and has evolved the war waging apparatus along with the nature of fighting the war. According to Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui, the new principles of...
Ummah

Resurrecting the Ummah

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Conferring upon Narendra Modi, the highest civil award by UAE government nearly one year back in august 2019, amid a situation where Modi was spearheading the genocide of Muslims in...
Killings

Russian Bounty Killings and Afghan Peace Process

M K Bhadrakumar l As expected, the controversy over Russia’s alleged bounties for killing American and NATO troops in Afghanistan is steadily snowballing. The New York Times has come out with more leaks such as bank transfers from accounts...
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...
Nevada

Nevada Athletic Commission to suspend Conor & Khabib, mulls indefinite ban

News Analysis | The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is suspending UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor starting Monday. A hearing is set to determine if they will be banned for good. Both fighters...
ISIS

Why the US Re-Deployed HTS-ISIS terrorists from Idlib to Afghanistan?

Firas Samuri | Recent intensified fighting and offensive action in Idlib proved the U.S. is losing its ideak leadership. The more so, there is much talk today about the risks of a new era of...
Coronavirus

Pakistan vs Coronavirus: An Appraisal

TIC Analysis l Pakistan vs Coronavirus: An Appraisal: Covid 19 also known as the Coronavirus has emerged as the greatest threat of the current time. The Covid-19 virus is a member of the coronavirus family...
common good

When common good become uncommon

Farid A Malik | Pakistan started off well; common good was on everyone’s agenda. However, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the first governor-general, died on September 11, 1948, and the first prime minister, Liaquat Ali Khan, was...
sustainable

Pakistan’s Green Revolution: Moving Towards a Sustainable Future

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged world leaders to declare a “state of climate emergency” and shape greener growth after the coronavirus pandemic, as he opened a summit marking five years since the...
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...
IMF

Of IMF’s Debt Trap And Chinese Debt Peonage

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l With the mandate of fostering global monetary corporations, securing financial stability, facilitating international trade, promoting high employment and sustainable growth, and reducing poverty around the world, IMF formally came into...
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...

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