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Changing Security Dynamics of Strait of Hormuz

TIC Focus l According to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), “the Strait of Hormuz is the world's most important oil chokepoint because...

Frenemies: Taliban, Central Asian Republics and Russia

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...

CPEC: Pakistan’s Path to Progress

Sabah Aslam l It has been almost six years now, since CPEC was first conceived and approximately four years since the mega project became a...

5 Myths on Kashmir Issue Debunked

TIC Focus l A high-level Congressional delegation of the United States flew into the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) capital on Sunday to see the...

Hybrid Warfare in Pakistan

TIC Analysis | The entrance of the nuclear weapons changed the paradigm of overt conflict throughout the world. Not only did nuclear weapons stopped aggression...

The Deal Of The Century

The Deal Of The Century: When the foundations of international law were laid in 1899 at the Hague Conference, the aim was to prevent...

Pakistan Sailing In Choppy Waters

Asif Haroon Raja l After 9/11, the US in league with NATO, Israel and India initiated global war on terror under the pretext of making...

Storm Created Over Manzoor Pashteen’s Arrest

Asif Haroon Raja l Manzoor Pashteen, hailing from humble background in South Waziristan (SW), was an unknown figure till the killing of Naqibullah Mehsud in...

Locked Up Kashmir, its Ramifications

Asif Haroon Raja l Antagonism between India and Pakistan is a never ending phenomenon mainly due to unresolved Kashmir dispute. It is the unfinished agenda...

Of gains and losses: Iran, America & South Asia

Palwasha Khan l Iran and America have recently been at odds with no hope for de-escalation. Iranian authorities aiming to target global oil supply transiting...

It’s curtains for US in Syria. Russia, Iran owe big thanks...

The scenario agreed on behind the curtains through months of confidential exchanges, often one-on-one, between the Russian and Turkish leaders regarding north-eastern Syria is...

The Strait of Hormuz: A New Battlefield

TIC Analysis l In past two months, a series of maritime frays have occurred and become the source of concerns for world. On June 13,...

FATF and Pakistan

TIC Analysis l The next meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is scheduled to be held in Paris from Oct 12 to 15...

Making China Great Again

Oriental Review l France’s future emperor never saw China, but he was wise enough to understand its immense latent strength and future importance. Two centuries...

The Russia-Israel Spy Scandal Puts Iran in an Uncomfortable Position

Andrew Korybko | Russian-Iranian relations were unexpectedly shaken Friday afternoon following reports that the IRGC arrested Russian anti-government journalist Yulia Yuzik on suspicion of spying...

Strengthening of US Military Alliance in Persian Gulf

TIC Analysis l Dynamics of Persian Gulf: Saudi Arabia has decided to join the international alliance for the safety and protection of maritime navigation known...

PM Khan Brings Numerous Gains With UNGA Visit

TIC Analysis l  Prime Minister Imran Khan who returned after a 10-day visit to Saudi Arabia and the United States on Sunday reaffirmed that Pakistan...

Who can Liberate Kashmir?

Farid A Malik | Raja Farooq Haider, the Prime Minister (PM) of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) delivered a very emotional speech at the recently...

PM Modi: The ‘New Hitler’ ?

Andrew Korybko | PM Modi: The 'New Hitler' ? Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's (PMIK) speech at the UN General Assembly last week was one for the history...

Imran Khan: The ‘Great Emancipator’

TIC Analysis l Pakistan stands vindicated at the 74th session of UNGA after an exuberating speech by Prime Minister Imran Khan in New York. The...

CPEC is the perfect opportunity for Pakistan to pivot to Africa

Andrew Korybko | All Great Powers, including most recently even Russia and India, are increasingly expanding their influence in Africa as they seek to take...

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...

The Economic Crisis Of Our Age

Oriental Review l Economic Crisis  Famous German philosopher Karl Marx referring to the cycles of history once said: “History repeats itself first as tragedy, second as farce”. In...

The Deepening Indo-Iranian Divide

M K Bhadrakumar l The frank remarks to the media this week by Iranian ambassador to India Ali Chegeni on the dismal state of his country’s relations...

Countering Terrorism & the Dawn of CPEC

Sabah Aslam l China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is much more than just a development deal between two states; it is to a large extent a...

PM Khan’s warning justified as India seeks to exploit terrorism fears

TIC Analysis l Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against any emotional attempt from the people to cross the Line of Control (LoC) from Pakistan into...

Explaining Hybrid Warfare

Amb. Munir Akram l Let's explain hybrid warfare. For over 60 years, nuclear weapons have deterred a major conflict between nuclear-armed states, and, because of...

Trump is in no Rush to Jump into Saudi Defense

M K Bhadrakumar l The geopolitical fault-lines of the drone attack on the Saudi Aramco plants on Saturday are surfacing. These are early days but...

Growing Alliance between Islamabad and Kremlin

Sabah Aslam l New equations of the world order are being drawn and global orientations have been changing. It is time for Pakistan to step-up...

Provocations: A Pretext To Pursue Persian Gulf Patrolling

Dr. Najam Abbas l The Persian Gulf has emerged as a major point of contention between different powers specifically the USA and Iran. Relations began...

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