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Think before you speak!

Reema Shaukat Indian blame game is not new in Pakistan India relations. Since the inception of Pakistan, relations between the two neighbours remained volatile. Its known to all that India has never accepted Pakistan as a sovereign Muslim state so time and again connexion between the two countries often remain …

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Saudis and Iranians should calm down for the sake of the region

Asia Times Manish Rai Relations between Riyadh and Tehran have been tense ever since the Islamic Republic of Iran was founded in the Iranian revolution of 1979. In recent years, religious competition between the Islamic world’s Shia and Sunni powerhouses has morphed into mounting geopolitical rivalry. But Saudi Arabia’s decision …

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Out of the Box Solution to the US Vindictive Policies

Muhammad Saeed China’s signature economic initiatives that include the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the One Belt – One Road initiative, have impelled an convoluted contest not only in the Asia region but also more importantly in the West that in effect imply to American led world generally possessing political, …

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Afghanistan: Propelling the Internal Dynamics for Peace and Prosperity

Saleem Irshad Faruqi During the recently held meeting of the quadrilateral group in Islamabad for furthering the Afghan peace talks, Afghanistan China, Pakistan and the US, all emphasized the immediate need for direct talks between representatives of the Afghan government and Taliban groups to move forward with a peace process, …

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Saudi-Iran Row and Pakistan

Afia Ambreen Execution of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, a Shia cleric, escalates tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and 46 others were executed after being convicted of terror related offences. Protestors in Iran attacked Saudi Embassy in Tehran and substantially damaged that. Iranian leadership and clergy also …

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Another Failed Drama by Doval

Qammer Abbass Anka “Peacemaking is a risky business. The greatest source of risk comes from spoilers who believe that peace emerging from negotiations threatens their power and interests and use violence to undermine attempts to achieve it”. (Stephen John Stedman) Sinusidal behaviour of Pak-India relations has always been a major …

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China’s economic crisis is coming

Al Jazeera Salvatore Babones China’s new year headlines are all about the economy. Official plans call for slower growth in 2016 and beyond, with the 7.5 percent growth target reduced to 6.5 percent. A run of poor results in the manufacturing sector calls even that more modest target into question. …

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Saudi-Iran clash: The Game of Monopoly

Hira Irfan The Muslim World faces grave dangers in the situation that has risen in wake of the Saudi-Iran conflict. Pakistan is concerned over recent tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran that spiraled after the execution of Shia scholar Sheikh Nimr al Nimr. Saudi Arabia executed Nimr and three other …

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Ruminating Pathankot

Muhammad Saeed India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is somewhat famous for his Pakistan centric professional espousal notably for a breed of covert surgical strikes to target so called anti-India elements either inside or outside Indian Territory. After assuming the coveted position, Indian NSA made a unique entry into this …

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Role of “Peace Pipeline” Promoting Regional Cooperation

Wajid Hayat Construction on the long-stalled Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline has already been commenced by the participant countries with the execution of its ground-breaking ceremony in Turkmenistan. The TAPI pipeline is slated to transport 33 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas from Turkmenistan’s massive Galkynysh field to neighboring …

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