Daily Archive: August 7, 2018

Pakistan Must Make the Most of Newly Discovered Oil Reserves

News has broken that the American company Exxon Mobil has discovered vast oil reserves beneath the soil of Pakistan’s Balochistan province. According to Exxon Mobil’s experts, the reserves appear to be larger than Kuwait’s which if fully confirmed would make Pakistan one of the top ten oil producing nations on earth. For a country looking to revitalise its long term economic prospects,...

“Naya Pakistan” Should Apply to Join the Eurasian Development Bank

The “Naya Pakistan” (New Pakistan) of Prime Minister-elect Imran Khan should build upon the foreign policy rebalancing of the previous administrations and apply to join the Russian-led Eurasian Development Bank. Pakistan is on the cusp of such major changes following last month’s elections that many have begun speaking about a “Naya Pakistan” (New Pakistan) under the leadership of Prime Minister-elect...

A Russian-American Alliance vs China Is an Absurd Proposition

Remember this? And this: However debatable such an approach may be, there is no denial that this proverbial G(t), that is geopolitical potential is quantifiable and here is an interesting piece of analysis by former Indian diplomat M. K. Bhadrakumar, who in his piece US-Russia-China triangle in flux, againcomes to some interesting conclusions and provides some valuable insights. He starts with giving a...

NATO to Set Up Its First Air Base in Western Balkans

NATO believes that the Western Balkans is a region of strategic importance. The summit that was held July 11-12 specifically expressed support for the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of the Balkan countries. Macedonia was officially invited to join the alliance. On the eve of the summit, Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller stressed that NATO supported the process of reform in Kosovo, including...

Myth of Benevolent ‘Western Democracies’ Stoking Aggression Abroad, Quelling Dissent at Home

Western policymakers brazenly advocate that to be taken seriously, nations must emulate the Western democratic tradition. But peel back the veneer of these so-called democracies, and there lurks something sinister and rotten. Just about 2,500 years ago, democracy took its first breath in that fertile hotbed of philosophical thought known as Athens, one of the many city-states that made up...