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Pakistan’s Response to Hybrid War on CPEC?

Pakistan was attacked by terrorists over the past five days when eight separate blasts ripped through the country and reminded the world that Islamabad is on the front-lines in the War on Terror. Unlike after the end of the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan, this time it wasn’t just ‘wayward freedom fighters’ boomeranging back to their home … Continue reading Pakistan’s Response to Hybrid War on CPEC?

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Pakistan – United Arab Emirates Through the Lense of N.Modi’s Policy in the Middle East

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the UAE Armed Forces, visited India between January 26-28, 2017. He was invited as guest of honor to take part in celebrations dedicated to the Republic Day of India. Disregarding the official protocol, the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, met him at the airport. Since … Continue reading Pakistan – United Arab Emirates Through the Lense of N.Modi’s Policy in the Middle East

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Saudis Deport 40,000 Pakistanis Out of ‘Fear of Terror’

Saudi Arabia has reportedly deported over 39,000 Pakistani workers over the past four months for alleged visa violations and heightened threats of terrorism but some speculate there’s more to the story. According to the Saudi Gazette, the Saudi government claims that the recent deportation of 39,000 Pakistanis is the result of criminal investigations, visa expirations and … Continue reading Saudis Deport 40,000 Pakistanis Out of ‘Fear of Terror’

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China and India Contest the Right to Own Hambantota

The analysts that specialize in predicting the course that the relations between India and China may take, have recently been closely following the scenario that was unraveling around the small town of Hambantota, which is located in the south of the Republic of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). Since the second half of the last decade … Continue reading China and India Contest the Right to Own Hambantota

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Pakistan’s Eurasian Solution for Afghanistan

Moscow will host six-party talks about Afghanistan on 15 February, with Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Iran, India, and naturally Russia expected to be represented. Moreover, ZamirKabulov – thought of as being the leader of the “Islamophile” South Asian faction in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – extended an invitation to the US as well, though stipulating … Continue reading Pakistan’s Eurasian Solution for Afghanistan

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Game-Changers Ahead on the (Long) Maritime Silk Road

From the Bab al-Mandab to the strait of Malacca, from the strait of Hormuz to the strait of Lombok, all the way to the key logistical hub of Diego Garcia 2,500 miles southeast of Hormuz, the question pops up: How will the unpredictable new normal in Washington – which is not exactly China-friendly – affect … Continue reading Game-Changers Ahead on the (Long) Maritime Silk Road

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18yo Left to Bleed to Death on Roadside in India While Onlookers Film (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Onlookers refused to help Anwar Ali, 18, after he was struck by a bus while cycling in Koppal, southern India, about 1,800km from the capital Delhi. Local media reports that bystanders didn’t come to his aid, instead filming him on their phones. “No-one came to his help, they were making video and clicking pictures.If someone … Continue reading 18yo Left to Bleed to Death on Roadside in India While Onlookers Film (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

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Changing the region: Pakistan-Russia Alignment Shapes Regional Friendship

Emerging axis between Moscow, Islamabad and Beijing is seen, and Russia has chosen China and Pakistan over Modi’s India with this hope that being the part of the multipolar world and BRICS/SCO institutions, India will return to regionalism as Pakistan – once ally of the US - becomes a new friend of Russia. Russia considers … Continue reading Changing the region: Pakistan-Russia Alignment Shapes Regional Friendship