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Who is afraid of peace in Afghanistan?

By Amb. M. K. BHADRAKUMAR (India)

14. February 2017

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Who is afraid of peace in Afghanistan?

The six-nation conference on Afghanistan due to be held in Moscow on Wednesday – including Russia, China, India, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan – is already in the US’ crosshairs. A Voice of America commentary has accused that by taking this initiative, “Russia is more interested in undermining the United States than in solving the regional […]

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Is India menaced by Russia’s apparent partnership with Pakistan?

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR (India)

17. January 2017

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Is India menaced by Russia’s apparent partnership with Pakistan?

The Russian news agency Sputnik has featured a commentary by Moscow-based expert, Andrew Korybko signalling an imminent leap forward in the Kremlin’s strategy toward ties with Pakistan. Unsurprisingly, Sputnik claims that it has nothing to do with the opinions expressed in the commentary, which are the author’s personal opinion, but then, such things do not […]

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The Global Plague Of Terrorism

by Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

15. July 2016

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The Global Plague Of Terrorism

Pakistan, a nation of 200 million, is witnessing a plethora of oppression, injustice, tyranny, religious exploitation and blatant lying. A majority of the population live in either various forms of poverty as victims or in fear of targeted killings and kidnappings for ransom by workers of the major political parties and religious terrorists. The perpetrators […]

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Missing pieces of Bin Laden’s execution puzzle

By Nauman SADIQ (Pakistan)

21. May 2016

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Missing pieces of Bin Laden’s execution puzzle

According to Seymour Hersh, the original plan of the Obama Administration regarding the disclosure of the execution of Osama bin Laden to the press was that he had been killed in a drone strike in the Hindu Kush mountains on the Afghan side of the border. But things didn’t go as planned during the operation […]

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

1. April 2016

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (II)

(Please read Part I prior to this article) “The Eurasian Balkans” As promising of a potential that the Greater Heartland has in fulfilling what seems to be the world’s inevitable multipolar destiny, it runs the risk of being held back by the adroit manipulation of its “Eurasian Balkan” socio-political vulnerabilities. To bring the reader up […]

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Great Game & Partitioning Of Syria

By Shelley KASLI (India)

19. March 2016

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Great Game & Partitioning Of Syria

Russia’s decision to greatly reduce its military presence in Syria, coming as it did with little warning, has left the world struggling for explanations. Russia is to maintain a military presence at its naval base in Tartous and at the Khmeymim airbase. In fact Russia is “withdrawing without withdrawing”. The partial withdrawal is seen by […]

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Syria and the Great Middle East Game

By Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

11. October 2015

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Syria and the Great Middle East Game

It’s over! The great game to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean has been won economically by China which has gained access through Pakistan after it was lost through military adventures of Great Britain, Soviet Union and the United States. Now the great Middle East game has started with Russia’s entry in the region. […]

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Polar Reorientation In the Mideast (US-Iran)? (III)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

15. August 2015

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Polar Reorientation In the Mideast (US-Iran)? (III)

(Please read Part I and Part II prior to this article)  Perceptions & Motivations The third part of the series deals with the perceptions and motivations behind the possible polar reorientations. Much can be discussed in terms of these broad topics, but for comprehension’s sake, they’re split into eight separate themes: Energy Market Disruptor: Iran […]

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Slogans vs messages: Middle East style

By Ghassan KADI (Lebanon)

15. April 2015

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Slogans vs messages: Middle East style

On the 4th of April 2015, and in the wake of the Saudi-led coalition attack on Houthis in Yemen, Hezbollah’s Secretary General Hasan Nasrallah gave an unprecedented speech in which he openly and overtly attacked Saudi Arabia and predicting its defeat in Yemen. In his previous public presentations, Nasrallah strongly criticised his local and regional […]

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Lessons from Vietnam and Afghan Wars and Terrorism

By Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

12. January 2015

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Lessons from Vietnam and Afghan Wars and Terrorism

The past histories of mighty empires, emperors and kings are in the pages of history books for present  empires, emperors and kings as well as for those that would follow in the future. Gulam Asgar Mitha I’d returned to Pakistan from the US in April 1976 after completing my post-secondary education and where I’d witnessed […]

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Middle East: The Regional Chessboard

By Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

20. October 2014

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Middle East: The Regional Chessboard

PRELUDE ‘When the rich get richer they get more powerful and that puts them in the position to lobby for policies that make them richer still’ – former Clinton advisor Larry Summers. It is not the intent here to get into specific details about the Middle East which is of utmost importance to several players […]

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Sanctifying Malala: The Nobel Prize and Moral Alibis

By Binoy KAMPMARK (Australia)

13. October 2014

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Sanctifying Malala: The Nobel Prize and Moral Alibis

Drones Kill So Malala Can Live. There were two recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize this year – the rather less known Kailish Satyarthi and near celebrity cherished Malala Yousafzai. In awarding the prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee deftly ignored the perceived frontrunner, Pope Francis. Il Papa will have to wait his turn. Those getting […]

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