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Divide and conquer: West replays old partition game in Ukraine (II)

by Rakesh KRISHNAN SIMHA (India)

4. March 2014

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Divide and conquer: West replays old partition game in Ukraine (II)

Part I Spinoffs for the West Ukraine is an insanely industrious country, with a fertile bread basket in the west and a highly industrialised east. If the country’s 46 million people are added to the Western alliance it would be a huge untapped market for American armament companies and German consumer goods. Ukraine has also […]

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Divide and conquer: West replays old partition game in Ukraine (I)

by Rakesh KRISHNAN SIMHA (India)

3. March 2014

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Divide and conquer: West replays old partition game in Ukraine (I)

By taking sides in the political divide in Ukraine, the West has sent the country of 46 million hurtling towards fragmentation. This is deeply ironic because the Ukrainian capital Kiev – where the medieval state of Kievan Rus’ was based – is acknowledged as their historic homeland by the Slavs of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. […]

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Islamist War on Christians

By Lee HABEEB (Lebanon)

27. September 2013

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Islamist War on Christians

I’m waiting. I am a Lebanese Christian, and I am waiting. Waiting for CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, or Time magazine to really tell the story. To finally run this headline: “War on Christians Being Waged by Islamists.” I’m waiting for someone in the mainstream media to […]

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Evolving Geopolitics of Indian Ocean: In-depth Analysis

By Ahsan ur Rahman KHAN (Pakistan)

6. August 2013

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Evolving Geopolitics of Indian Ocean: In-depth Analysis

While much attention in the Indian Ocean countries is focused on various internal and external issues of respective national importance, the serious issue of the evolving geopolitics of Indian Ocean appears to be neglected. Basically this issue is being caused by the heightening endeavours of US and India to gain the over-lordship over Indian Ocean […]

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On Leaks and Pseudo-Reality: The US’ Futile Search for ‘World Domination’

By Ramzy BAROUD (USA)

25. July 2013

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On Leaks and Pseudo-Reality: The US’ Futile Search for ‘World Domination’

Those enchanted by pseudo-reality must have been at the edge of their seats as they watched ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, a Hollywood account of how US SEAL Team Six killed Osama Bin Laden on May 1, 2011. But a recently leaked report shows that the ‘riveting’ Hollywood account of the ‘greatest manhunt of all time’ was […]

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Evolving Strategic Competition in the Indian Ocean

By Salman RAFI SHEIKH (Pakistan)

19. April 2013

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Evolving Strategic Competition in the Indian Ocean

“The Indian Ocean area will be the true nexus of world powers and conflict in the coming years. It is here that the fight for democracy, energy independence and religious freedom will be lost or won.”             (Robert D. Kaplan) The Indian ocean once regarded as a ‘neglected ocean’ has, today, become the hub of political, […]

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Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Qatar: Pipelineistan at work

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brazil)

15. April 2013

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Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Qatar: Pipelineistan at work

Construction is nearing completion on a natural gas pipeline linking Iran and Pakistan, a project that portends a huge geopolitical shift. As regional powers strengthen ties in this key energy market, they’re looking to China, and away from the West. Since the early 2000s, analysts and diplomats across Asia have been dreaming of a future […]

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US’ policy towards Iran-Pakistan Gas pipeline

By Salman RAFI SHEIKH (Pakistan)

1. April 2013

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US’ policy towards Iran-Pakistan Gas pipeline

One of the aspects of change in the mode of warfare, which has come to prominence after World War II, is the non-military aggressive tool of ‘economic strangulation’ through which the powerful states try to politically subjugate their target countries. Unfortunately the development and application of this tool has been facilitated to a great extent […]

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Arab Spring and Pakistan

By Salman RAFI SHEIKH (Pakistan)

12. March 2013

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Arab Spring and Pakistan

It has become a cliché to describe any society, at any crucial stage, passing through one of the most critical and decisive phases of its history. The irony is that no phase, howsoever critical, proves to be completely decisive in the ultimate; for, societies develop through an evolutionary process, and evolution faces many decisive moments. […]

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US-Saudi Funded Terrorists Sowing Chaos in Pakistan

By Tony CARTALUCCI

18. February 2013

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US-Saudi Funded Terrorists Sowing Chaos in Pakistan

Baluchistan, Pakistan – long target of Western geopolitical interests, terror wave coincides with Gwadar Port handover to China. Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwest Baluchistan province, bordering both US-occupied Afghanistan as well as Iran, was the site of a grisly market bombing that has killed over 80 people. According to reports, the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi […]

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Russia – Pakistan: the Way is Open for New Projects

By Sergey KAMENEV (Russia)

12. February 2013

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Russia – Pakistan: the Way is Open for New Projects

At the start of February this year, a trilateral meeting dealing with the situation in Afghanistan came to an end in London between the presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan and British prime minister.  The outcome of the meeting was an agreement for a strategic Pakistan-Afghanistan partnership. Following the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan in […]

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UAVs: Human and Legal Aspects

By Andrei AKULOV (Russia)

3. November 2012

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UAVs: Human and Legal Aspects

Right before the presidential candidates debates on October 11, 2012, President Obama had authorized his 297th unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) strike since taking office. 17 Pakistanis lost lives as a result. The Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said the strike was a clear violation of international law and sovereignty of a country that is not in the […]

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