Tag Archives: Afghanistan

View from Europe: Another Fine Mess in Syria After the US Exit

Turkey’s invasion means Europeans can no longer be bystanders to Syria. They must now take three urgent steps.

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Pakistan and China – Story of Two Mindsets

Two different systems, different mindsets indeed. But Pakistan still has a lot to learn from China when  it comes to self-less, committed and visionary leadership, writes senior defense analyst and author.

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Afghanistan: ‘Justice and Law Only for the Rich’

How the big nations use Afghanistan as a chessboard.

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Book Review: The Betrayal of India

The latest book on Mumbai attacks shows the inconsistencies in the evidence available and in the political treatment of the case by the Indian government and the media.

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Beijing Treats Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan Like Family!

Right now, it is a mismatch between a well-calibrated, long term Chinese commitment and a sloppy, crude and unimaginative Pakistani response, also undermined by numerous personal and institutional vested interests.

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Libya’s War Becomes a Tech Battleground

Foreign intervention has brought drones, cyber-attacks and social media propaganda that foreshadow the future of armed conflict.

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Turkish Attack on Syria Endangers a Remarkable Democratic Experiment by the Kurds

Turkish president Recep Erdogan says Turkey’s goal is to create a buffer zone separating Syria’s Kurds from the Turkish border. But his country’s attack will do much more than that. If successful, it will destroy the most full-fledged democracy the Middle East has yet to see.

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Geo-economics: The Paradigm in Foreign Policy

This reorientation of the governance structure of the international order from geopolitics to geo-economics has exhausted the normative side of democracy where people mattered. The new order is laced with slogans such as America first, India first, Poland first, Israel first, which could also mean a license to kill, maim or transport people using despicable immigration policies.

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Pakistan: A Patented Blackmail Psyche

By depriving the state of parts of its income the criminal practice of blackmail is contributing to Pakistan’s economic, political and moral destabilization. This undermines its economy and morality, including that of its next generation.

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Investigations Usually Hurt a President’s Reputation – But Trump Isn’t Usual

Investigations often damage the president's approval rating, particularly if the inquiry drags on for a long time. But that may not matter to a historically unpopular president like Trump.

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