Tag Archives: Pakistan

Ugly Geopolitics = Hypocrisy At Best

Geo-political considerations and commercial interests – not morality and principles -currently define international relations, argues one Pakistani analyst.

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Cyberspace is the Next Front in Iran-US Conflict

Cyberspace remains the wild west, with few, if any, agreed-on rules of engagement or well-understood signaling mechanisms. This makes any ongoing cyberconflict between Iran and its enemies all the more dangerous, with critical infrastructure companies at risk of being caught in the crossfire.

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Trump, Like Obama, Tests the Limits of Presidential War Powers

With Congress bitterly divided along partisan lines, it’s clear the majority of senators – Republicans – will have veto power over any congressional effort to check Trump’s actions.

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Trump Fast Forwarded Pullout From Iraq?

The US hostilities are likely to not only derail the Afghan peace process but also, possibly turn western Afghanistan into another battleground for the US-Iran proxy war.

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From Vietnam to Afghanistan, All US Governments Lie

The Afghanistan papers reveal yet again that statesmen still believe the truth should be concealed. But the credibility of statecraft and leadership itself were seriously eroded by the Vietnam lies, weakening the fabric of democracy.

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Afghanistan and Duplicity of Geo-Politics

Democracy demands of them to first call out India for its brazen treatment of Kashmir and the Citizenship Amendment Bill before finding pretexts to interfere in China or call for sanctions on Pakistan, argues Pakistan's leading analyst.

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Pakistan: Step Forward or Path to Confrontation

The latest ruling is likely to accentuate tensions between the judiciary and the military, which is already incensed over the Supreme Court’s dramatic objections to the 3-year extension that Prime Minister Imran Khan gave to army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa late November.

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The Blood and Tears of 1971

While war and civil war always include violence, the atrocities committed during the nine months in 1971 were neither a decided war strategy nor a one-sided occurrence. It was initiated by the emotional break-down of established psychological and societal limits fired by disparate nationalist theories and feelings.

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How Much Crude Oil Do You Unknowingly Eat?

While we as consumers may not be aware of or mindful about the fact that so much of the things that we choose to consume contain some amount of crude oil in the form of petrochemicals, at least the petrochemicals were put there on purpose and are therefore almost certainly measured or regulated in some way.

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At 70, is NATO Still Important? 5 Essential Reads

Several scholars around the U.S. have looked at aspects of the role of NATO in a changing world.

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