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...

Is Naya Pakistan Connecting to its Anti-Colonial Past?

TIC Analysis l Is Naya Pakistan Connecting to its Anti-Colonial Past? The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank announced on Thursday they would back the Group of 20 nations’ decision to give one-year debt relief...
Turkey

Turkey’s Ever-Growing Indigenous Arms Industry

Syeda Zainab Hameed Gillani l Turkey is set to join the prestigious block of countries who are manufacturing advanced 5th generation fighter jets but the journey is going to be full of hurdles due to technical...
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,...

New World Order is Here

Internationalism and regionalism seems tobe the primary victims of Covid-19 commonly known as Coronavirus . Every nation has scrambled to protect itself from this pandemic which has infected millions and killed thousands. States have...
Erdogan

Erdogan’s Cold War with Saudi Arabia and UAE

Al-Monitor l The latest skirmish between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates-Saudi Arabia bloc is over the media. In mid-April, Saudi Arabia announced it was blocking access to Turkish state-funded news agencies and several websites. Within...
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...

A Glimpse Into Post Corona World

TIC Analysis l Covid 19 popularly known as the Corona Virus has taken the entire world by storm. The coronavirus COVID-19 is currently affecting 199 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances:...
Coronavirus

From War on Terror to Coronavirus

Asif Haroon Raja From War on Terror to Coronavirus: 2020 was expected to be a year of respite and tranquility after having gone through hell for over 18 years. The global war on terror was...
Responsivity

Responsivity Continuum: Emerging Cornerstone of Pak Navy’s Capability

Jawad Falak l Responsivity, in generic terms, means a degree to which something is responsive, i.e., it can respond to various stimuli. Technically, the term is used in the systems’ study where it describes the ability...
Islam

Pandemic and Faith

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Islam is the religion of all ages. It is the most adaptive, assimilative and accommodating religion of the world that provides its adherents an unparalleled blueprint to lead an exemplary...
Islamophobia

The Threat of Militant Islamophobia

TIC Analysis l The Threat of Militant Islamophobia: The man behind the deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch a year ago has pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder. Brenton...
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...
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...
Indian

Indian Navy Stumbling Bid For Face Saving

Dr Masood Khattak l An article titled “Pakistan Navy under Chinese spell & it’s faltering Naval Strategy” was posted on Indian specialized defense website Bharat Shakti. While the title itself gives away the notion of...
coronaphobia

Of Coronaphobia and Myths

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Amid global fear, ignited by coronavirus, different myths pertaining to this global contagion have also surfaced. People obsessed with coronaphobia are blindly relying on such myths. They find them as...
Russia

Russia Cannot do Without Turkey’s Cooperation in Syria

M K Bhadrakumar l Russia was a satiated world power. It didn’t have to prove anything. The Great Patriotic War (1941-45) spoke for itself. Thus, triumphalism was never a diplomatic tool in the Soviet inventory.  The...
coronaphobia

Corona Virus: 21st Century’s Pandemic

Recent Developments:  The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019 and recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11...
Afghan War

Longest War Winding Up

Asif Haroon Raja l Longest War Winding Up: When George W. Bush decided to invade Afghanistan to avenge terrorist attacks allegedly master minded by Osama bin Laden (OBL) and also to ensure homeland security, India...
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...
Assad

The Assad regime is winning at a huge cost

Saad Hafiz l The scale of the devastation from the decade-old civil war in Syria being fought between pro and anti Assad forces shows that a viable and functioning state isn’t on the horizon soon....
Erdogan

Erdogan Battles On Multiple Fronts In Risky Regional Power Bid

James M. Dorsey | The optics seem evident: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is at odds with just about everybody. Mr. Erdogan is on opposite sides of Russia in Syria, with Turkish and Syrian troops poised for...
Atlantic Powers

A world No Longer Shaped By Atlantic Powers

M K Bhadrakumar l  A world No Longer Shaped By Atlantic Powers: The annual Munich Security Conference last week (February 14-16) turned out to be an iconic event, drawing comparison with the one held in...
Pakistan tourism

Pakistan: Top Tourist Destination of 2020

Pakistan: Top Tourist Destination of 2020: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who is on his maiden 4-day trip to Pakistan, at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) on 17 February 2020 (Monday) termed...
Russia

Russia Warns Turkey Against Rash Moves In Idlib

M K Bhadrakumar l Russia has taken with a pinch of salt Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s statement on Wednesday that a Turkish incursion into the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib is imminent. Objectively speaking, Erdogan should be out...
Super power

India: The ‘Super Power’?

Andrew Korybko | "Superpower 2020"? Indians entered the current decade with bated breath, having been indoctrinated since shortly before the turn of the century with the completely false expectation that their country would finally become a...
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...

What Ails Pakistan’s Economy – Way Forward

Asif Haroon Raja l Pakistan economy has most of the time been at the brink of collapse and was repeatedly bailed out by world financial institutions. Whenever the economy showed signs of progress and climbed...
Taliban

Afghan Taliban and Hybrid War

TIC Analysis l According to western media/think-tank reports, Taliban control almost 50 % of Afghanistan’s territory in addition to having influence/presence in another 20 % of the areas of the war-torn country. Afghan National Army...
Hafiz Saeed

Conviction of Hafiz Saeed

Asif Haroon Raja l The Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) in Lahore under Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta convicted Hafiz Saeed on February 12 and jailed him for 11 years. His colleague Zafar Iqbal was also given 11...

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