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....
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...
Afghanistan

Secrets of Afghanistan

Secrets of Afghanistan: Afghanistan is a famous desert for empires, a burial ground which has consumed those in power who thought that extra fortification and trading most might benefit them.  It remains a great,...
S-400

3 Reasons Why Russia Should Sell S-400 Missiles to Pakistan

Andrew Korybko | S-400: The Game Changer India’s successful launch of the Agni 5 ICBM was a strategic game-changer though not necessarily in the way that its leaders and their American allies may have expected, as...
Afghan war

Time To Liberate Afghanistan

Oriental Review l After 18 years of war in Afghanistan– America’s longest – US and Taliban negotiators are said to be close to an agreement that may see the withdrawal of many of the 14,000...
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...
Syria

Turkey faces Disaster in Syria

M K Bhadrakumar l The three-year old Russian-Turkish tango in Syria has been incisive, exciting and provocative, but the inability of the two partners to trust each other or surrender to the care and needs...
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...

Civil War in Yemen

Asif Haroon Raja l Sectarian and tribal divides in Yemen had sharpened during the long rule of President Gen Ali Abdullah Saleh. Separatist movement in South Yemen sought independent country. Saleh unified the country for...
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...
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...
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...
Military Spending

Military Spending: The “Great Power Competition”

Researchers at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) have concluded that military spending is skyrocketing around the world. According to a report published by the institute in April, the world spent $1.8 trillion on military...
war

Russia & Pakistan Will Help Ensure A Stable US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Andrew Korybko | Russian Special Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov traveled to Islamabad on an unannounced visit to discuss the future of the war-torn state following the US’ possibly impending “phased withdrawal” from the country. It should...
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 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...

S-400: A Russian ‘Political Weapon’ Changing Global Order?

M K Bhadrakumar | Three developments in quick succession in the weekend bring closer to a flashpoint the brewing discord between the US and Turkey on account of the latter’s purchase of the S-400 air...
national security

Three political war-gaming scenarios Pakistani establishment must consider

Hassan Zaheer | International politics in contemporary time is characterized by chronic instability and global disorder which are embodied by arch of strategic warfare spread across various continents resulting in destabilization of nation-states; plunging countries...

Russia: The Winner Of The South Asian Space Race?

Andrew Korybko | India surprised the world when it announced the first-ever successful completion of its anti-satellite missile test following reports that it first failed to pull off this impressive feat in February. Responsible members of the international community immediately...
Indian Navy

How Pakistan brought Indian Navy to its knees on 4/5 March 2019?

Jawad Falak | The Indian navy scrambled its submarine for surveillance, and seemingly, deterrence missions during the Indo-Pak crises that ensued Pulwama attacks. Their principal aim was to target Pakistan maritime interests while denying Pakistan...
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...
Afghanistan

Does US want an end to Afghan war?

M K Bhadrakumar | Within hours of the announcement on Saturday by the Russian Foreign Ministry that the second meeting of the Moscow format of consultations on Afghanistan will take place on November 9, the...
lost

How Trump lost the Afghan war?

M K Bhadrakumar | Surely, the recent Moscow conference on Afghanistan (November 9) brought to light that the peace talks will get a big fillip if the US and Russia work in tandem. (See my...
Cold

The New Cold War may never arrive – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | An old Italian friend and a noted Sinologist based in Beijing representing a Vatican paper, Francesco Sisci wrote apropos an article I had posted on Facebook yesterday Donald Trump Meets the End...
proxies

India’s ethno-terror proxies : From East Pakistan to CPEC

TIC Analysis | 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...
Black Hawk

How Pakistan Army saved US troops in battle of Mogadishu?

Col (R) Maqbool Afridi | My unit, 15 Frontier Force Regiment “Fighting Fifteen” was deputed for UNOSOM II, Mogadishu, Somalia from Aug 1993 to Oct, 1994. The unit underwent a remarkable experience of hostile actions...
Barack

Trump’s new Afghan strategy: Old wine in new bottle – M K Bhadrakumar

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 significant departure...
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....
Afghan

Afghan great game moves centre stage

M K Bhadrakumar | Through the past week, the US-led Afghan war against the Taliban transformed as a struggle over engaging with the Taliban in peace talks. The US successfully stalled the Russian format on Afghanistan...
Taliban

Is US ready for peace talks with Taliban?

Asif Haroon Raja | 17 years have gone by but so far there are little prospects for the longest war in Afghanistan to come to an end. Lilliputians have paralyzed the Gulliver and brought a...

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