Moscow has downplayed concerns about the dramatic insurgent advances and said these advances don't threaten the stability of neighboring Central Asian states and Moscow’s regional security interests.
The accusation of a person being anti-Semitic or of the remarks he or she has made has become a common way of knocking down any argument that could be made in dealing with the state of Israel and the related conflict with Palestinians.
Afghans are disheartened by their leadership – both President Ghani and the Taliban. The common perception is that the Afghan leadership has squandered the opportunity in the intra-Afghan peace talks to resolve the conflict by stubbornly sticking to their respective positions.
The so-called vaccine politics that was being earlier peddled now falls short with reports and theories of hybrid warfare and a power-play taking place all but having fizzled out.
True, geopolitics has failed Kashmiris and blunted Pakistan’s support for them but Islamabad’s approach indeed has been flawed and devoid of the consistent commitment that such a critical issue deserves.
It is unthinkable that Pakistan’s foreign policy should be decided by the mob in the streets of Islamabad or Karachi. A break-up of relations with France would not only severely damage Islamabad's international standing which has been recently on the upswing, it would certainly impact its economic relations with the EU and the West.
India is a high-risk setting for an epidemic, but the current situation was not inevitable. As more are infected, the pool of susceptible people will shrink, the virus will relent, and the country will rebuild.
Militant tensions continue existing between insurgents 50 years later in many Indian states and the central government that aims at ‘Indianizing’ them as well as amongst their indigenous people and migrants from other parts of India and illegal immigrants mainly of Bengalis origin.
The vibes out of Washington for Pakistan are not promising at all. If the US establishment believes Pakistan failed its military mission in Afghanistan, then it would be hardly surprising if it sets out to settle scores.
Until today, the Khalistan demand has not died down. Recent reports indicate a rise in pro-Khalistan sentiments among the Sikh diaspora overseas, they are determined to revive the secessionist movement, says the analyst.