Afghanistan

Endless War in Afghanistan is Actually Ending

M K Bhadrakumar l The US President Donald Trump’s remarks at the Oval Office in the White House on August 20 regarding the Afghanistan peace talks and related issues exuded an overall sense of satisfaction that the...
Chabahar

What’s Russia Up to in the Iranian Port of Chabahar?

Andrew Korybko | An interesting sequence of events has recently taken place that makes many wonder what Russia’s up to in the Iranian port of Chabahar. It’s widely known that Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, and India...
Central Asia

‘New Taliban’ and their Old Central Asian Neighbors

M K Bhadrakumar l Compared to the events two decades ago when the Afghan Taliban appeared in the Amu Darya region in northern Afghanistan and Central Asian states and Russia went into feverish tantrums, there...
Indian narrative

India’s narrative on J&K is hyperbolic

M K Bhadrakumar l Editorials have appeared in two leading Delhi newspapers  (here and here) urging the government to present a credible, appealing diplomatic narrative on the J&K developments.  The Indian narrative so far is largely focused on...
Article 370

Article 370 & Kashmir

Saad Rasool | On 5th of August, 2019, the myth of a secular India – inclusive of its many minorities – was finally buried by the right-wing, fascist, Hindutva government of Narendra Modi. And with...
China

Chinese Growth and Lessons for Pakistan

Sabah Aslam l Throughout the past, nations have strived to seek knowledge from each other. In order to enhance the society and uplift its standards, lessons from past ventures of one society proved beneficial for...
India

India, Russia and the post-American Century

M K Bhadrakumar l India’s impending purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system has come to be the leitmotif of the “2+2” dialogue of the foreign and defence ministers of India and the United States...
Article 370

Article 370: First step of RSS & BJP campaign to destroy Indian constitution

TIC Focus l Tensions have risen in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) as  the Indian Occupation took a major decision with regard to the state's special status by revoking Article 370. Rumours about abrogation of...
Pakistan

Pakistan and the other — stans

Sabah Aslam l From the coasts of Caspian Sea to the rouged lands touching Afghanistan, there lies a belt of resource rich countries – the Central Asian States. Comprising five states, the region is fast...
Arab Revolt

Another ‘Arab Revolt’?

M K Bhadrakumar l The Arab sheikhs who instigated the US-Iran standoff have heard the African proverb, ‘When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers’. But they chose to ignore it. The assumption in...
Kashmir

It’s In Kashmir Where Trump Can Win The Nobel Peace Prize

Andrew Korybko | India just did everything that “Israel” wished it could do in Palestine by abrogating Kashmir’s relative “autonomy”, imposing a draconian curfew in the disputed region, and “legally” facilitating the large-scale influx of “Weapons of...
sudan

Sudan At The Cusp Of Revolution

Asif Haroon Raja l Sudan had remained a colony of the British for 56 years after which it gained independence on January 1, 1956. Located in northeastern Africa, it shares border with Egypt to the...
US

The Threat Of China-US War

TIC ANALYSIS l The threat of war between Iran and US has escalated in the wake of US unilateral sanctions on Iran, Iran’s partial withdrawal from the Nuclear deal and US military deployment in wake...
Palestine

Kashmir Is India’s Palestine, Palestine Is “Israel’s” Kashmir

Andrew Korybko | India’s revocation of Kashmir’s relative “autonomy” embodies everything that its new “Israeli” ally wishes it could do to Palestine such as eliminating its separate political status and giving non-residents of the UNSC-recognized...
Afghan war

Trump is finished with Afghan war

M K Bhadrakumar | There could be several ways of interpreting the US State Department’s decision on Tuesday to designate the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, which imposes economic sanctions on the...
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...
proxy war

India loses Afghan proxy war

M K Bhadrakumar | The Four-Party Meeting on the Afghan Peace Process, held in Beijing last Thursday and Friday, comprising China, the US, Russia and Pakistan, is a dramatic development auguring a peace settlement in...
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...
Iran

Iran Dents US Deterrence

M K Bhadrakumar | The US President Donald Trump’s reported decision abruptly to call off military strike against Iran which he’d previously ordered, highlights the growing complexity of the US-Iranian entanglement.  Indeed, it takes political courage to rationalise...
Feudalism

Accountability & The End Of Feudalism In Pakistan

Farid A Malik | Political cleansing has finally started. The dirt is being removed from the arena. It is better late than never. Finally, the process of generating inept and corrupt leadership started in October...
Gulf of Oman

How Start Of Vietnam War Mirrors Gulf Of Oman Incident?

M K Bhadrakumar | What a coincidence that a leaked document from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) just exposed that the chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria in April, 2018 was most likely...
Russia

Is The US Preparing For War With Russia?

Leonid Savin | The RAND Corporation recently published a document entitled Overextending and Unbalancing Russia. Assessing the Impact of Cost-Imposing Options. The study is the collective effort of experienced diplomats, including former Assistant Secretary of State...

Arctic: The Next Superpower Battleground?

Tamara Dietrich | Hampton Roads residents know full well that the Atlantic is gnawing ever more ferociously at the shore, surging into the streets whenever it gets riled up, and a looming threat, experts say, throughout...
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...
Oil Exporter

US Could Change Global Geopolitics By Becoming The Top Oil Exporter In 2024

Andrew Korybko | The International Energy Agency forecast that the US could become the world’s top oil exporter by 2024. The report attributes this to “the incredible strength of its shale industry”, noting that it amounts to “a...

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