Iran-Saudi Detente Runs Through Pakistan – Javad Zarif Just Proved It

Iran’s influential Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has concluded a three day visit to Pakistan. While many international eyes have been focused on the war in Syria and Britain’s new cold war with Russia, an incredibly positive development has occurred in Islamabad. Two countries that between the 1950s and 1970s were close allies, Iran and Pakistan, look …

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The Indian Army's Special Forces deployed in counter insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: Wikipedia

Indian Army Says Its Equipment is Obsolete and Not Ready for War

In its direst warning to India’s Parliament yet, the Indian Army’s top brass stated that deep budgetary cuts have severely eroded its capabilities to fight a war. “The budget of 2018-19 has dashed our hopes and most of what has been achieved has actually received a little setback,” Vice-Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Sarath …

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Then Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill February on 13, 2018 in Washington, DC (AFP)

With Mike Pompeo, Trump is Heading into Dangerous Waters

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and appointed the hawkish CIA chief, Mike Pompeo, to replace him. Tillerson, who'd come to government service as the CEO of Exxon-Mobil, one of the largest energy companies in the world, often butted heads with Trump's free-wheeling, chaotic style of decision-making regarding foreign policy. …

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Skripal: Scepticism is Not Justified, It is Mandatory

A cloud no bigger than a man’s hand can be the harbinger of great storms to come. So, to paraphrase, goes the biblical injunction, and so describes the dangerous and reckless trajectory embarked upon by the British government in its handling of the Skripal case. First, let us deal with the obvious. Mr. Skripal was …

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