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;...
Jinnah

NAYA PAKISTAN: As envisioned by Iqbal & realized by Jinnah

Farid A Malik | Sir Syed Ahmed Khan after retiring from service at the age of 55 years decided to bring the Muslims of the Indian Sub-Continent into the mainstream. As a starting point he...
Kashmir

Modi’s betrayal of Iran is only the beginning

M K Bhadrakumar | The sudden visit to New Delhi by the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif for a meeting on May 14 with the outgoing External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the dying...
NayaPakistan

Welcome to #NayaPakistan

Saad Rasool | The past few months have seen an astonishing turn of events in South Asia and the rise of a NayaPakistan. Astonishing, not only for the fact that Pakistan and India walked to...
Prince Mohammed

The Most Powerful Arab Ruler

Opinion | Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, the 29-year-old commander of the almost negligible air force of the United Arab Emirates, had come to Washington shopping for weapons.In 1991, in the months after Iraq’s invasion of...
world dominance

Pakistan: A fighting pit for world dominance

Imdad Hussain | The memoirs of decisive end to cold war are not over yet. Soviet Unions' ultimate demise and ascendance of United States to world super power status is merely three decades old story....
bureaucracy

Will the bureaucracy support reform agenda?

Dr. Farid A Malik | On Sept 14, 2018, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan addressed the bureaucracy in Islamabad. For their support in implementing his reforms agenda, he pledged protection. According to Kaptaan, till the...
interventionism

Interventionists are addicted to interventionism – Jacob G. Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger | In an editorial opposing a U.S.-supported coup in Venezuela, the New York Times gets it right, mostly. Unfortunately, the Times’s editorial board, like so many advocates of foreign interventionism, just cannot...
Isreali

‘Civil War in Syria Will Not End in Idlib’ – Israeli Publicist

Opinion | The US-led coalition continues to issue threats to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claiming that Damascus may use chemical arms in Syria. Speaking to Sputnik, Israeli political commentator Avigdor Eskin dubbed this psychological warfare,...
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...
Sino-Russian

Entente Is What Drives Sino-Russian Ties

Opinion | For Russian President Vladimir Putin, bringing together in Russia’s Far East the leaders of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Mongolia is certainly a major diplomatic success. And that President Xi Jinping...
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...
CPEC

What is CPEC & why is it vital for the region?

Muhammad Bilal Abdul Ghani | CPEC is fusion of multiple corridors that are: Infrastructure corridor Industrial corridor Investment corridor Energy corridor Trade corridor Transportation corridor The approximate length of CPEC is 3000KM. and it consists of...
Trump administration

Trump administration desperately seeking engagement with Iran

M K Bhadrakumar | With the “2+2” dialogue between India and the United States due to begin in New Delhi on Thursday, the Modi government has done the right thing to allow India’s state refiners...
corruption

Target is corruption

Dr. Farid A Malik | Shahbaz Sharif is right — we have gone back by thirty years and the era of corruption started by the third Khaki dictator is finally over. The ‘Sharif Political Monster’...
agriculture

Agriculture development

Dr. Farid A Malik | My great friend Tariq Bucha (Late), was President Farmer’s Association of Pakistan and also headed the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (ARDC) of PTI together with Dr. Muhammad Shafique the...
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...

Occupation of Palestine by Israel and violations of international law

Abdul Qayyum Achakzai | Abstract This paper will discuss in detail the violations of International law by Israel while occupying Palestine. The way International Law has been manipulated by the strong nations like Israel, the US...
Belt

Belt and road forum: Return of the old world

Jawad Falak | The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation took place in China on May 14–15, 2017 in Beijing, and hosted 29 foreign heads of state and government and representatives from more than...
Asia-Pacific

Is India eyeing to become a new power in Asia-Pacific?

M K Bhadrakumar | Static diplomacy, like stale fish, stinks. Therefore, it is gratifying to see the delightful vagueness of the formulation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s opening statement at the 15th ASEAN-India Summit at...
motive

What is China’s main motive behind Belt and Road Initiative?

M K Bhadrakumar | Over the past 24 hours, the narrative by India’s self-styled “China watchers” regarding the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been shown to be quixotic. The Pakistani media has carried speculative reports that...
development

OBOR: Has India lost its ticket to development?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | According to Pakistani press, one highlight of the participation by PM Nawaz Sharif at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing (May 14-15) was to be the signing of a Memorandum of...
US

Will US succeed in creating rifts between Iran & Iraq?

M K Bhadrakumar| The US project to create a rift between Iraq and Iran backfired just a couple of days of its launch from Riyadh on October 22 by the US Secretary of State Rex...
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...
OBOR

The Middle-Eastern conflict: Threatening for Pakistan and China’s OBOR

James M. Dorsey | Increasingly caught up in the Middle-Eastern conflict, Pakistan is struggling to balance relations with rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran amid concern in Islamabad that the potential US-Saudi efforts to destabilize the...
CPEC

Making a success story out of CPEC: Certain, probable, or doubtful?

Nasir Azeem | The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor CPEC is being talked about a lot in media, policy circles, and academia. This game-changing project is a cause of concern for India. On Tuesday, the Chinese Ambassador...
Afghanistan

The power struggle in Afghanistan: Who will emerge victorious?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | What on earth has brought the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to Afghanistan? The most obvious explanation could be that he is obliged to pay a visit to Afghanistan after assuming...
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...
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...

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