March 23, 2017

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View from India: The Road to China is Through Kabul

(Photos by Nicolas Raymond, CC License)

New possibilities on regional cooperation are emerging, which India should not hesitate to explore. Read More »

View from Africa: Trump’s Very Own Russiagate in the Making

Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Photo by PROGage Skidmore, CC License)

A look at the still-evolving scandal that is consuming all the oxygen in President Trump’s White House: the many threads of his administration’s politically potent tie-up with the Russians. Read More »

Trump’s Address to Congress: Expert Reaction

(Photo via video stream)

Three scholars grade Trump's first address to Congress. How did he do on Obamacare? What would his 'merit-based' immigration proposal mean? And can he play nice with others. Read More »

Stereotyping Pashtuns

(Photo by Kashif Mardani, CC License)

Externalizing sources of terrorism by dumping it on a particular ethnic group is scandalous as well as detrimental to Pakistan. It also seriously jeopardizes the constitutional guarantees for equality of citizens and preservation of their dignity, argues Imtiaz Gul. Read More »

The Decisive Battle

Pakistan Army,  Pakistan Rangers Punjab and Police established joint Check Posts on M-1 and M-2 (Motorway) to enhance security and  surveillance.
 (Photo courtesy ISPR)

The Punjab government was disinclined to allow anyone go after the militants making up a percentage of their vote banks in the province. Operation “Raadul Fasaad”,  will have to focus without political interference where most of the extremist and militant elements are concentrated. Read More »

Pashtun Profiling in Pakistan

Even their Pakistani Identity Cards wouldn’t help the Pashtuns as Punjab police and Federal Investigation Agency would block these cards after their arrests.

Pakistan's Punjabi political elite and their so-called mainstream media that clamors a lot about the unjustness and unfairness of Muslim profiling in US fails to see the brazen racial discrimination against Pashtuns under their nose. Read More »

McMaster’s Challenge

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist James E. Foehl, CC license)

The national security advisor functions as the central processing unit for the entire U.S. national security system, and the system needs a reboot. Read More »

Common Interests, Common Enemy

Pak Afghan flags

Pakistan and Afghanistan have no choice but to fight terror together. Read More »

Pak-Afghan Stand-off: The Way Forward

Pakistan-Afghanistan border gate at Torkham.

Pakistan and Afghanistan must shun the past baggage and move on for a sincere, substantial dialogue to ease human suffering and normalize relations. Read More »

Coordination Not Confrontation

The nexus between corruption, organized crime and terrorism, seen at its worst in Karachi, widens the gap between civilian rulers and the military. (Photo by  Wasif Malik)

Howsoever weak and imperfect democracy might be, with the military simply not interested in taking over, democracy it is here to stay in Pakistan, argues defense analyst Ikram Sehgal. Read More »