Saudi Arabia’s Military is the World’s Biggest Waste of Money

Donald Trump just sold Saudi Arabia $350 billion worth of weapons that it can barely use. In many ways, selling the Saudi military expensive American weapons is a bit like selling a man the world’s most expensive tampon. Even if said product is the finest in the world, the buyer has no need for it …

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The CPEC Factor in the Chinese-Indian Relations

The ambitious project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which has been repeatedly discussed in NEO, is gradually moving to the center stage in the troubled bilateral relations between the two Asian giants – China and India. It should be reminded that we are talking about the construction of transport (rail and road) infrastructure with …

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Pakistan, Iran Cautiously Shift Toward ‘Brotherly’ Relations

Pakistan’s decision to participate in the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance (IMA) certainly has attracted criticism from Iran, and it was perhaps the reason why Tehran initially reacted harshly to the border attack from Balochistan, Pakistan’s western province, which killed at least 10 Iranian border guards in April. However, the fallout from the attack appears to …

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Iran Threatens Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Saudi Kingdom will be Destroyed

Responding to Saudi Arabia’s latest threats to take their conflict inside Iran, Tehran said it will leave nothing standing in the kingdom except for Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina if the Saudis do anything “ignorant,” Al-Manar reports. “We warn them against doing anything ignorant, but if they do something ignorant, we will leave …

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Time to Revise Pakistan’s Afghan Policy

Unprovoked Afghan Aggression On May 5, 2017, Afghan border security forces carried out unprovoked firing across the Chaman border in Baluchistan on two Pakistani villages namely Kili Luqman and Kili Jahangir, martyring 11 Pakistani civilians including one Frontier Corps (FC) soldier and injuring 50 people. The merciless act was undertaken when national census teams accompanied …

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Trainee Pilot Flew Pakistani Jet with 300 On Board as Captain Slept in 1st Class – Media

A London-bound Pakistan International Airlines flight with over 300 people on board was left in the hands of a trainee pilot for more than two hours while his captain was in the first-class cabin grabbing some shuteye, local media revealed. Amir Akhtar Hashmi, a senior pilot for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), was supposed to train …

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India’s Intrusiveness in Pakistan’s Internal Affairs

India’s Invasive Acts after Partition When Pakistan came into being on August 14, 1947 under the sagacious leadership of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Indian leaders didn’t reconcile with moth eaten Pakistan that had been treacherously slashed by the conniving Mountbatten and Radcliffe. They considered it as vivisection of Mahabharata. Believing in Chanakyan tactics …

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Why Afghanistan should Join CPEC

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is expected to be a “game-changer” in South Asia. Part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative (BRI), CPEC is a $54 billion infrastructure development project that aims to connect China’s Xinjiang region to Pakistan’s Gwadar port. Naturally, with the arrival of such large scale infrastructure investments, CPEC has drawn …

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