Syria

Increased intervention in Syria: How many targets is the US eyeing?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The shooting down of a Syrian SU-22 warplane by a US F/A-18E Super Hornet to the south of the city of Raqqa, the capital of the ISIS, on Sunday is a...
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...
Turkey

US creates rift among Russia, Turkey and Iran

M K Bharakumar | Five days after Turkey summoned the US charge d’affaires in Ankara to convey its concerns over the US’ continuing support for the Kurdish militia in Syria with weapons and training, President Recep Erdogan threatened on...
Afghanistan

Afghanistan is ripe for proxy war

M K Bhadrakumar | Russia has hinted in the past that the United States is covertly sponsoring the Islamic State in Afghanistan. On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson raised the bar by alleging that “foreign...
Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Trump & his Generals playing “double game”?

M K Bhadrakumar | The Associated Press has carried an exclusive report regarding the intensive, ongoing political dialogue between the Afghan government and the Taliban behind the scene, the appearance of a ‘stalemate’ notwithstanding. That such contacts...
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...
Bank

Modi’s Demonetization: Indian bank data negates Indian Govt claims

News Desk | In a new report that will possibly turn into a major disaster for the Indian government, the country's central bank has revealed that 99.30% of the currency demonetized in November 2016 is...
Arab women

What technology can do for Arab women?

The Cairo Review | It is a remarkable fact that fewer women work in the Arab World than anywhere else. Logically, this state of affairs doesn’t make sense. Education, for one, is not the issue....
Woody

Woody Allen’s latest film release in doubt

News Desk | The release of Woody Allen’s latest film was cast into doubt on Thursday after distributor Amazon Studios said it had not decided on a release date. The 82-year-old Oscar-winning director of comedies like...
CPEC

Will CPEC bear its economic fruits as promised?

News Desk| The lack of formal government is leading to a downfall in the CPEC project. Recent updates on the revolutionary projects demonstrated by China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), show signs of undergoing a crisis. A...
YEMEN

Will Syria’s Idlib be destroyed?

Syria’s northern province of Idlib is home to the last major rebel bastion in the country, and part of it could be the next target of Russian-backed government forces. An operation looks imminent but...
Hybrid War

Why Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy isn’t much different from Barack Obama’s

M K Bhadrakumar | United States President Donald Trump’s much-awaited policy speech on the way forward in Afghanistan was disappointing. It neither fulfilled his campaign pledge to end the 17-year war nor amounted to a...
Elections

Elections 1977 and 2018: A comparison

Dr. Farid A Malik | I have the honor and privilege of voting in all national elections since 1977. During my study period in the USA, my father the Tehrik-e-Pakistan Gold Medallist ensured that my name...
NayaPakistan

The unbelievable story of Imran Khan – Saad Rasool

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

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...
Shanza Faiq

Shanza Faiq: CSS 2018 Topper & Symbol of Women Empowerment

TIC Analysis | Shanza Faiq is the candidate who topped the CSS 2018 examinations. More than 11,887 candidates took the exams and only 567 were able to qualify.  She did her BA LLB from Lahore University...
holiday

Coolie Clears Civil Services Exam Using Free Railway Wi-Fi

News Desk | Behind historic success, there is a painful backstory. Most people hear one side of the story and hear nothing about what had happened beyond the scenes. We should remember the fact that...
Human Rights

Human Rights & Humanitarian Interventions

TIC Focus l International community tries to make sure that human rights are safeguarded. For this engagement and promotion are two of the most important tools that are used. Besides these other options are also...
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...
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...

The rise of militancy in Europe

Jawad Falak | The attacks in Brussels, Belgium have shaken the entire globe. These militant attacks follow a car bomb blast in Berlin that killed a single person and the devastating attacks in Paris France...

Hindutva & Orderism

Jawad Falak | Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party in the crucial state elections in Karnataka but fell short of a simple majority, triggering confusion and intense...
Trump

Trump administration & regional strategy for South East Asia!

M K Bhadrakumar | On the eve of the ASEAN summits in the Philippines, diplomats from the United States, Japan, Australia, and India met in Manila on Sunday to discuss the issues of security and stability of...
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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