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BRICS declaration

Courtesy Dawn-  The message is uniform from friend and foe alike: Pakistan’s tolerance for externally oriented militant groups is no longer acceptable and a serious national effort needs to be made if the country is to remain on the right side of international opinion. The significance...

DON’T COUNT AL-QAEDA OUT IN SOUTH ASIA

Courtesy South Asian Voices-  As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) loses ground in Iraq and nears its end in Syria the organization is looking to re-establish itself in Afghanistan and South East Asia, as evidenced by its exploits in the Philippines and...

Exploding population bomb

Courtesy Dawn- AMIDST intense political wrangling and a show of national indignation over President Donald Trump’s threatening words, a more important issue affecting the future of this country has gone almost unheeded. The population time bomb that had long been ticking is now exploding. While in...

China forced to abandon plan to enlarge BRICS

Courtesy Times of India- China aborted its attempt to create a permanent BRICS Plus feature and invite other countries to join in following resistance from the other members of the five-nation grouping, including India, who apprehend dilution of BRICS's goals if other counties, including...

Will U.S. threats to Pakistan help crack down on terrorism? Not really.

Courtesy The Washington Post- President Trump’s recent speech on Afghanistan put Pakistan “on notice” for supporting the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network. Trump threatened aid reductions and targeted sanctions — unless Pakistan changes course. India and Afghanistan are happy; Pakistan is not. Here are five...

AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, AND THE LIMITS OF U.S. INFLUENCE

Courtesy War On The Rocks- President Donald Trump has announced the results of his “comprehensive review” of U.S. strategic options in Afghanistan and South Asia and – as many have already noted – they are uninspiring. Sixteen years of war leads to bouts of soul-searching,...

China confirms India’s withdrawal of troops, equipment from Dong Lang

Courtesy People's Daily- BEIJING, Aug. 28 -- China on Monday confirmed via on-site checks that India has withdrawn personnel and equipment from Dong Lang (Doklam) after a military stand-off lasting more than two months. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that Chinese personnel completed the...

The Enduring Hypocrisy of Nuclear No First Use

Courtesy Modern Diplomacy- In realist paradigm of International relations, one shall not solely trust the words of another state when it is a matter of a threat to national security. States can abrogate even a mutual pact when it is conflicting with their national interests....

India-Pakistan’s lessons for peace in North Korea

Courtesy The Washington Post- Retired CIA director Gen. Michael V. Hayden recently told New Yorker writer Robin Wright that any diplomatic solution “will have to, in one way or another, concede North Korea’s nuclear status. Nothing else is possible.” As a former deputy chief of...

Can Pakistan-India ties be normal?

Courtesy Dawn- AS people in Pakistan and India celebrate the 70th anniversary of their independence, they should spare a moment for introspection. The story of their relations is largely a history of conflict, war and acrimony. The traumatic circumstances of their independence still live in...
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