Imran Khan’s Plan to Switch Pakistan From US to Chinese Orbit Can Transform the Region

Imran Khan knows that Pakistan desperately needs reform. Should he win the next election, his rise might not just change Pakistan, it may shake up the whole region. A quarter of a century ago, Imran Khan was one of the greatest and most charismatic sportsmen in the world. He had just led the Pakistan cricket …

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Threshold of a Nuclear Conflict in South Asia

In recent months, the whole world has witnessed a campaign launched by the United States and its allies in South-East Asia and NATO against the DPRK because of the ‘nuclear threat from the Pyongyang.’ At the United States’ initiative, in August, the UN Security Council voted for using sanctions on North Korea. On September 12, …

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Pakistan Army Chief Makes Historic Visit to Iran

In a visit to Iran to boost military relations, Pakistan’s chief of army staff, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, expressed interest in learning from Iran’s Basij Organization. The meeting between the two countries at the military level was hailed in Iranian media as a new era in Iran-Pakistan military relations. Speaking to Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, …

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How Come Khorasan Caliphate Replaces ISIS?

In recent years, experts from a number of countries have started mentioning the growing threat that the the Khorasan caliphate terrorist group poses to Syria, Iraq, and a number of Central Asian states. Its activities have been reported in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Muslim South Asian countries of the CIS. After the so-called “Arab Spring” even …

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Russia’s Iranian Energy Deal Killed Four Birds with One Stone

Russia’s gargantuan $30 billion energy deal with Iran simultaneously accomplished four objectives that are central to the grand strategic goals behind Moscow’s “Ummah Pivot”. Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin announced that his company signed a roadmap to invest the mind-numbingly large sum of $30 billion in the Iranian energy sector following his and President Putin’s …

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Did Russia Just Reduce the Threat of Indian-Backed Terrorism Against Pakistan?

Russia’s plan to build a pipeline connecting Iran, Pakistan and India greatly diminishes the chance that New Delhi will continue to support terrorism in Balochistan.  Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak confirmed that his country will be constructing a gas pipeline between Iran, Pakistan, and India, with the Russian news agency TASS quoting him as saying …

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Russia to Build an Iran-India Gas Pipeline, Empire Loses Again

For those who follow geopolitics closely you will know something about the IPI pipeline. IPI stands for Iran-Pakistan-India. I could write a book detailing the twists and turns of U.S. and Russian foreign policy on the history of the delays to this pipeline. They stretch back a decade at least. So to see RT today …

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Tillerson Delivers Stern Warning to Pakistan

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Pakistan on Tuesday, the first high-level visit by a Trump administration official to what was once the principal US ally in South Asia. Tillerson delivered a stern message to Pakistan’s political and military leaders reiterating the sharp criticism meted out to Islamabad by President Donald Trump in his …

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