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Afghanistan and Pakistan: Feeling the Pain

Courtesy The National Interest-  President Trump has decided to follow the lead of his military advisers in Afghanistan, choosing not to pull out the U.S. troops that candidate Trump had pledged to withdraw. Rather, he’ll send more troops, with the express purpose of training and...

Saudi Arabia’s Regional Foreign Policy is Fracturing the Gulf

Courtesy AlSharq Forum-  Abstract: At the height of the previous Arab Cold War between Egyptian Gamal Abd Al-Nasir and King Faisal of Saudi Arabia in the 1960s, the level of hostility between rival camps took several years to be contained. Today, a new Arab Cold...

Chinese perceptions of CPEC

Courtesy Daily Dawn- Most discussions and analyses with regard to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) have a Pakistan-driven perspective, and rightly so. After all, we have to safeguard our national interests and ensure maximum benefits for the country. These discussions and writings have evoked a...

Iraqi Parliament votes to reject Iraqi Kurdish Referendum

Courtesy Yeni Safak- Lawmakers on Tuesday voted against the Kurdish independence referendum and called on the Baghdad government to negotiate with the semi-autonomous Kurdish government. A parliamentary majority in Baghdad voted in opposition to the Sept. 25 referendum planned by the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). “Parliament obliged...

Christian teenager beaten to death by classmates in Pakistan

Courtesy The Independent-  A Christian teenager has been beaten to death by his classmates in Pakistan. Sharoon Masih was the only Christian in his year and was attacked after he apparently drank from the same glass as a Muslim. The 17-year-old had only been at MC Model...

2,500 European Daesh fighters remain in conflict zones, EU anti-terror chief says

Courtesy Daily Sabah-  Daesh terrorist group still has about 2,500 fighters from Europe among its dwindling ranks, the European Union's counter-terrorism coordinator Gilles de Kerchove said in an interview published Tuesday. Kerchove told German daily Welt in an interview published Tuesday that the extremist group used...

A tougher approach

Courtesy Dawn- Yet again, the familiar question: will the Pakistan-US relationship survive the present impasse? My answer for years has been that it must. The risks of letting go are too high for both. I stand by this. But I’d be lying if I said...

Pakistan army pushed political role for militant-linked groups

Courtesy Reuters- LAHORE, Pakistan - A new Pakistani political party controlled by an Islamist with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head is backing a candidate in a by-election on Sunday, in what a former senior army officer says is a key step in...

Will draconian press law go ahead?

Courtesy Daily Dawn- It is shocking and must not be allowed to become law. The Pakistan Print Media Regulatory Authority Ordinance, a draft of which has become public, is a sinister law that regards the press and the public’s right to information as threats to...
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