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The long haul for Afghanistan

The long haul for Afghanistan

“You will not win a battlefield victory. We may not win one, but neither will you”, Rex Tillerson, former US Secretary of State challenging the Taliban, in one of his deliberations. If there is any one statement which explains the hopelessness and cluelessness of the US’ Afghan adventure, it is this one. This also indicates […]

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!ڈو مور کی گردان اورپاک بیانیہ

!ڈو مور کی گردان اورپاک بیانیہ

پانچ ستمبر کو امریکی وزیر خارجہ مائک پومپیو نے ایک بار پھر ’’ڈو مور ‘‘کی راگنی الاپی ، دوسری طرف ٹو پلس ٹو مذاکرات کے نام پر ہندوستانی وزیرخارجہ سشما سوراج اور وزیر دفاع نرملا سیتا رمن کے ساتھ ملاقات کے بعد جنگی ہتھیاروں کی خریداری کے بہت بڑے معاہدے پر دستخط کیے۔ مبصرین کے […]

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The Turkey of Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The Turkey of Recep Tayyip Erdogan

As President Erdogan has once again won the elections with an absolute majority, he has now come to be known as the most popular and divisive leader in modern Turkish history. Not only has he entrenched his control over the system, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to make Turkey — given its polarised character as […]

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!!بھارت ۔۔۔ چھوٹی ذہنیت کا بڑا ملک

!!بھارت ۔۔۔ چھوٹی ذہنیت کا بڑا ملک

ہندوستانی حکمرانوں نے توسیع پسندی پر مبنی جو پالیسی عرصہ دراز سے اپنا رکھی ہے وہ ایسا کھلا راز ہے جس کی بابت غالباً ہر ذی شعور بخوبی آگاہ ہے۔ اسی تناظر میں ماہرین نے رائے ظاہر کی ہے کہ اسے جنوبی ایشیاء کی بدقسمتی قرار دیا جائے یا حالات کی ستم ظریفی کہ جنوبی […]

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NATO’s Relevance and Europe’s Search for an Alternative

NATO’s Relevance and Europe’s Search for an Alternative

The North Treaty Organization (NATO) came into being to guarantee security to the war-torn Europe after the most devastated war in human history called “World War II.” It was precisely meant for containing “Communist” threat from the former Soviet Union. The “Warsaw Pact” was the response to NATO during the height of cold war by […]

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Re-evaluating Pakistan-NATO Relations

Re-evaluating Pakistan-NATO Relations

Nations trapped in historical baggage limit their options of growth and stability. Pakistan had been remained trapped into two regional and ideological alliances, expecting for betterment of the region and Muslim Ummah. However, after three decades of its inception, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is paralyzed due to Indian hegemonic behaviour and Organization […]

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Afghan Peace processes sans peace

Afghan Peace processes sans peace

Another Afghan peace process has caught international attention, albeit belatedly. Russia, China and Pakistan got together in Moscow, on December 27, for the third round of secretary level talks. Though earlier two rounds went almost unnoticed, the recent one invoked an overreaction from Kabul, while Washington also radiated a feeling of unease. Nonetheless, the outcome […]

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America— on which side of Afghan peace?

America— on which side of Afghan peace?

Killing of Taliban leader Akhter Mansour was a gross error of judgement on America’s part. He had managed the Taliban very well as proxy of Mullah Omar for nearly two years after Omar’s death, and had succeeded in making them part of negotiations, till abortive second round of Murree peace process. Outbreak of Mullah Omar’s […]

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