Daily Archive: August 24, 2019

India’s Latest Anti-Khalistan Crackdown Is Revenge for Last Week’s Global Protests

India’s arrest of an arriving member of the Sikh diaspora at the New Delhi airport on charges that she was allegedly financing “terrorist activities” is part of its latest crackdown against the Sikhs For Justice who are planning a referendum next year for the independence of Indian Punjab as Khalistan, with the timing of this move also strongly suggesting that...

Russia’s UNSC Kashmir Stance Wasn’t Influenced by India or Pakistan, But China

Russia didn’t want the issue of Kashmir to be brought before the UNSC at all, though it allowed China to go forward with the meeting out of respect for their strategic partnership but then remained conspicuously silent about India’s threats against it in order to convey its disapproval towards Beijing. Background Briefings Russia’s UNSC stance towards Kashmir has generated a...

What’s Next for the Persian Gulf Region?

According to a statement published on the U.S. Department of State website, Mike Pompeo, the United States Secretary of State, had a fairly long conversation with Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. The website noted that both sides discussed ‘bilateral and regional developments, including countering the Iranian regime’s destabilizing activity and human rights’. There are...