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Pakistan must opt for a chooser status

Muhammad Saeed The US strategy in this region after hyphenating Afghanistan and Pakistan together under the ‘Af-Pak’ jargon has brought more agony and flux to millions of people of both countries rather than bringing enduring peace and stability as wrongly propagated by the US led west. The slang of Af-Pak …

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India breeds Terrorism

Hira Irfan Pakistan has been facing an onslaught of terrorist incidents during the last three decades or so. While these incidents began after the 1971 Indo-Pak war, they increased in their intensity and force after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. However, their deadliest phase emerged after the emergence …

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Global Anxiety over the Emerging Security Situation of Afghanistan

Zohaib Nasir The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Nicholas Haysom during an earlier session of the UN Security Council on Afghanistan, had said that Afghanistan would be facing major economic, security and political challenges during 2016, despite some progress made in the fields of forming the civil and …

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Pakistan’s role in Muslim Ummah

Amna Razzaq A renowned 20th century political scientist Karl Deutsch defined “proxy war” as “an international conflict between two foreign powers, fought out on the soil of a third country, disguised as a conflict over an internal issue of the country and using some of that country’s manpower, resources and …

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After Iran, Is it Pakistan?

Sarah Khan After years of tough diplomacy and series of negotiations between Iran and P5+1, the US and Iran were able to conclude a nuclear deal in July 2015. The deal was also approved by US congress in November and very soon it will be in the implementation phase. By …

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India’s top secret nuclear city – A threat for global peace

Sultan M Hali India made a hullabaloo regarding Pakistan’s tactical nuclear weapons, convincing the US to coerce Pakistan to give up its battlefield nukes. After failing in its ploy, India is now trying to psyche Pakistani opinion builders into rejecting the tactical nukes through the false premise that even the …

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Weighing data: Will North Korea’s nuke test impact trade with China?

Asia Times Qin Xuan DANDONG, CHINA–North Korea’s fourth nuclear test has struck another blow to Beijing-Pyongyang relations. Political shock waves from the nuke test follow on the heels of another diplomatic flap — the cancellation of the North’s Moranbong Band K-Pop band concert in China. However, it’s not clear how …

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Peace Disruptors in Afghanistan

Sajjad On January 13, this year, at least seven personal of the Afghan security forces died during the suicide attack which targeted the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad. Islamic State group (ISIS or Daesh) claimed responsibility for the terror-attack. The attack, which coincided with efforts to restart the stalled peace process …

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Indian Republic Day as Kashmiris Black Day

Tariq Rizwan Pakistan and India achieved independence from British rule on 14 and 15 August 1947 respectively, as a result of independence struggle extended over decades. The two respective national leaders, Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi played decisive role for their nations’ victory.The constitution of India …

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Pathankot airbase attack and India’s hypocrisy

Amna Razaq Relations between India and Pakistan have been complex due to a number of historical and political events. Relations between the two states have been defined by the violent partition of British India in 1947, the Kashmir conflict and the numerous military conflicts fought between the two nations. However …

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