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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...

Pakistan’s Afghanistan Dilemma

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi l Islamabad is under a new administration that aims to play a far more active part in regional priorities than previous regimes....

Bolton’s Exit Impacts US Foreign Policy

M K Bhadrakumar l At a press briefing Tuesday afternoon in Washington, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned against any rushed estimation that the...

The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact: 80 Years Of Fighting Against Russia

The debate on the Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the Russia have been deliberately whipped up by the West as an opportunity to lodge various...

Asian Century bypasses Modi’s India

M K Bhadrakumar l The stunning news that India’s GDP growth rate is hitting a six-year low figure of 5 percent in the past six-year period comes...

US Wants Sri Lanka to Become Its “Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier in...

Andrew Korybko | Sri Lanka catapulted to global attention a few months ago when it was victimized by one of the worst-ever suicide bombing attacks since 9/11, but...

Kashmir: India’s last card?

Farid A Malik | The Prime Minister (PM) is right in saying that by invoking Article 370 of which 35A is a part of the...

Iran-US standoff in Persian Gulf

Asif Haroon Raja l Till the Islamic revolution in Iran in March 1979, Iran under Reza Shah Pahlavi was a strategic partner of USA and...

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...

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...

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...

Imran Khan: The Warrior Prime Minister?

TIC Analysis | Prime Minister Imran Khan affirmed on Wednesday that he would no longer seek dialogue with Indian officials over the escalating issue of...

India’s narrative on J&K is hyperbolic

M K Bhadrakumar l India’s narrative on J&K is hyperbolic: Editorials have appeared in two leading Delhi newspapers  (here and here) urging the government to present a...

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...

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,...

Geopolitics and Geoeconomics of Belt & Road Initiative

Khurram Ali l The key Chinese foreign policy-makers, including the whole standing committee of the politburo, summoned a landmark conference dedicated to ‘Peripheral Diplomacy’. It...

Could SCO Contribute to Resolving Kashmir Crisis?

Andrew Korybko | The idea is that Russia and China, which have historically been closer to India and Pakistan (both of which are member states...

Sino-Indian Competition In Maldives

TIC Focus l Sino-Indian Competition In Maldives: Former Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed has clashed with the Chinese envoy over Male's "alarming levels" of Chinese debt,...

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...

Crisis in Kyrgzyztan: Another Color Revolution or Even Civil War?

Andrew Korybko | Crisis in Kyrgzyztan: Another Color Revolution or Even Civil War?: Russia’s CSTO mutual defense ally and fellow Eurasian Union member Kyrgyzstan has...

The Article 370 Amendments: Key Legal Issues

At the heart of constitutional changes to Article 370 is Presidential Order C.O. 272, which constitutes the basis for everything that follows. The second is...

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...

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

Andrew Korybko | It’s In Kashmir Where Trump Can Win The Nobel Peace Prize: India just did everything that “Israel” wished it could do in Palestine...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: The Global Pivot State

Andrew Korybko | As astounding as it may sound to most observers, the global pivot state of the 21st century isn’t China, the US, nor Russia,...

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