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Why Kim Jong-Un wouldn’t be irrational to use a nuclear bomb first

Courtesy The Washington Post-  North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is advancing quickly. This year, it has tested a suite of short- and medium-range ballistic missiles that can hit neighbors and American bases in East Asia, submarine-launched ballistic missiles, two intercontinental-range ballistic missiles and a purported thermonuclear...

China Can’t Solve the North Korea Problem

Courtesy The New York Times-  After each North Korean provocation, a soothing mantra echoes through the halls of government and think tanks in the United States. China, it is frequently said, could solve this seemingly unsolvable problem, finally reining in North Korea, if Beijing were just...

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...

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....

The Path to Uncertain Future

Syeda Mamoona Rubab US President Donald Trump on August 21, 2017 announced his administration’s policy on Afghanistan and South Asia at Fort Myer (VA, US) for what he himself described as laying out the path forward in Afghanistan and South Asia. The policy speech by US...

Economy Outlook: KSE-100 Index Hangs by a Thread

Muhammad Faran The stock market has continues to trade close to its low of 43K recorded on July 12th. This has been mainly due to an political pressures as the market had corrected by ~19% from its high (53.1K on May 25th to 43K on...

Reading Hamas’s New Charter

  Sajid Ali On May 21, 2017, Hamas made public its new charter. The 42-article document explains the movement’s general principles and objectives, enunciating its positions on different issues relating to Israel-Palestine conflict. Unlike its previous charter, issued in August 1988, which was, “a maximalist and...
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