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Terrorism & its roots

Terrorism & its roots

  Historically, terrorism required a radicalizing phenomenon of individuals snowballing into societies. Fortunately, reasons that could have caused this boomerang effect amongst non-Muslims have been correctly identified, pursued against and thwarted under the umbrella of UN, NATO led by the US and the West. Whether, it was Indonesia, Sudan, Yugoslavia and recently the Scotland referendum […]

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Afghan-US Security Agreement

Afghan-US Security Agreement

Afghan-US Security Agreement Afghanistan and the US have signed a security agreement. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during the election campaign supported the stationing of the US troops on Afghan soil, in post-2014. President Ghani after assuming office moved ahead with the plan. “As an independent country … we signed this agreement for stability, goodwill, and […]

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Armed Forces of Pakistan & security

Armed Forces of Pakistan & security

ALTHOUGH the year 2014 started witnessing more attacks by the terrorists yet overall it may be expressed that after many years of terrorism, that gripped Pakistan, there is some degree of optimism about the security situation in coming months due to Pakistan Military’s role in countering insurgency and taking steps in North Waziristan recently. Armed […]

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Fighting terror: Back to square one

Fighting terror: Back to square one

  In the back drop of resonation about usage of Indian origin arms and ammunition by the attackers of Karachi airport and recovery of huge cache of such weapons and munitions, Indian Prime Minister has condemned the recent terrorist attack on Karachi Airport. In a letter to his Pakistani counterpart, he has expressed sorrow over […]

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Has US ended Drone Strikes on Pakistan?

Has US ended Drone Strikes on Pakistan?

It was in 2001 that the United States (US) used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) commonly known as drones for the first time in Afghanistan and has been continuously employing them since then. The drones have been the US effective weapon of choice in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia in the past one decade or so. […]

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Strategic dialogue and Tactical effects

Strategic dialogue and Tactical effects

Week long ministerial level meeting of Pakistan-US strategic dialogue concluded on a positive note. Event has resumed after a lull of three years marked by irritants and breakdowns. Credit for re-railing the dialogue goes to both sides. Pak-US bilateral is a complex relationship because American clout extends beyond bilateral horizons. America is able to influence, both […]

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Drones under UN Scrutiny

Drones under UN Scrutiny

Unmanned Combat Aerial vehicles more commonly known by their innocent sounding nomenclature “drones” have ultimately come under the UN scrutiny. For the first time, the UN General Assembly has pronounced itself on the ever-increasing use of armed drones in the pursuit of ‘war on terror’. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has unanimously passed a […]

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Dealing with the Afghan Conundrum

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent visit to Afghanistan is symbolic in many ways. The Afghan-US deadlock over the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) and the US’s refusal to halt drone strikes inside Pakistan seem the main drivers behind the prime minister’s visit. As we know, halting drone strikes is one of the conditions put forward by […]

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