A New Middle East Is Coming

A New Middle East Is Coming

The fallout from the September attack on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil facilities is continuing to reverberate throughout the Middle East, sidelining old enmities—sometimes for new ones—and re-drawing traditional alliances. While Turkey’s recent invasion of northern Syria is grabbing the headlines, the bigger story may be that major regional players are contemplating some historic re-alignments. After…

Kashmir Annexation: Pakistan Just Warned the World About the 21st Century’s Munich Moment

Kashmir Annexation: Pakistan Just Warned the World About the 21st Century’s Munich Moment

Pakistani Prime Minister Khan warned the world that India’s annexation of Kashmir is akin to Nazi Germany’s annexation of the Sudetenland and might even lead to a nuclear war if New Delhi proceeds to follow in the Fuhrer’s footsteps and attack its neighbor. *** Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan‘s (PMIK) speech at the UN General…

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and The Taliban. Russia’s “Balancing Act” in South Asia and Afghanistan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and The Taliban. Russia’s “Balancing Act” in South Asia and Afghanistan

For as close as Russia has once again become to India following its support of the latter’s “Israeli”-like unilateral moves in Kashmir and the restoration of their unofficial alliance after the recent Eastern Economic Forum, its flagship international media outlet RT proved that it still retains some degree of editorial balance by interviewing both the…

Trump’s Playing the Role of South Asian “Balancer” Since Putin Doesn’t Want to

Trump’s Playing the Role of South Asian “Balancer” Since Putin Doesn’t Want to

Russia is reluctant to jeopardize its ultra-profitable arms relationship with India by strategically “balancing” South Asia, which is why the US decided to play this irreplaceable role instead by actively seeking to cut deals in both Afghanistan and Kashmir since Moscow lacks the political will to do so. South Asia’s “Deal Of The Century” The…

Forget North Korea, It’s in Kashmir Where Trump Can Win the Nobel Peace Prize

Forget North Korea, It’s in Kashmir Where Trump Can Win the Nobel Peace Prize

Trump’s recent disclosure that Modi asked him to mediate in Kashmir could win the US President the Nobel Peace Prize if he’s able to successfully bring about a lasting solution to this decades-long conflict, but for that to happen, America needs to play “hardball” with India in pursuit of a peaceful settlement that would also…