Terrorism becomes India’s state policy

By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

True colors of extreme-right BJP government are now showing from the actions and statements of PM Modi’s government and cabinet members. The statement by Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar that terrorism will be used to counter any terrorist attack is troubling especially since India is a . . . → Read More: Terrorism becomes India’s state policy

Christine Fair lost in propaganda

Christine Fair’s most recent article (tirade) — ‘America’s Pakistan Policy is Sheer Madness’ is a true masterpiece of distortion and opinionated utterances. She calls members of the US Congress, White House, Departments of Defense and State pusillanimous besides faulting them for not just a flawed policy but a policy that harms US interests. . . . → Read More: Christine Fair lost in propaganda

Pakistan is KSA’s historic ally

(By Ishaan Tharoor) Saudi Arabia’s campaign against Houthi rebel forces in Yemen, which began with waves of airstrikes overnight on Thursday, has laid down a new marker in the dangerously unstable Middle East.

As WorldViews discussed earlier, the Saudis coordinated their action with a coalition of Sunni majority countries, sharpening the perception that the offensive . . . → Read More: Pakistan is KSA’s historic ally

Pakistan must neither bend nor offend

The parliament has passed a resolution about the Pakistani foreign policy position on Yemen which largely advise the government to focus on a diplomatic solution. The reaction by state minister of foreign affairs of UAE has been unfortunate which can tantamount to a threat. But one thing is clear from this statement that it is . . . → Read More: Pakistan must neither bend nor offend

Should Afghanistan bank on China?

Afghanistan needs China’s financial resources, construction industry, and political leverage. China needs Afghanistan for regional stability. The two need to exploit their mutual need and build a strong partnership.]

With the recent surge in direct diplomacy and high level visits between China and Afghanistan there is an emerging hope amongst Afghans . . . → Read More: Should Afghanistan bank on China?

Undermining Pak-India peace process

Pakistan is at a critical juncture in its fight against terrorism. After Peshawar attack, there is a new resolve in civil-military leadership to deal with this menace for long term peace and stability in the country. While Afghanistan has offered full cooperation to Pakistan in this war, there is another neighboring country that . . . → Read More: Undermining Pak-India peace process

Finally Pak, Afghan and US objectives converge

The US drone strike in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan has reportedly killed 13 militants belonging to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other affiliated groups on March 24, 2015. The area targeted in the drone strike was near the Khyber Agency, a region that has become a battleground for the military in its fight against . . . → Read More: Finally Pak, Afghan and US objectives converge

A leap of faith

Mohammed Umer Daudzai recently penned an article that got featured in the New York Times where he voiced serious concerns over Ashraf Ghani’s foreign policy with regards to Pakistan. A former interior minister of Afghanistan and having previously served as an ambassador to Iran and Pakistan, there is no denying the fact that the . . . → Read More: A leap of faith

ISIS and TTP – Pakistan a breeding or a battle ground?

With the Taliban dominant, ISIS will have trouble making space in Pakistan—though the group is becoming more popular

The brutal methods that the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has become notorious for were already seen some years ago, first in Afghanistan and later in Pakistan, as the two branches of the . . . → Read More: ISIS and TTP – Pakistan a breeding or a battle ground?

Afghans who call Pakistan their home

Many Afghan families living in Karachi’s neighbourhoods are unable to explain the hostility with which they are looked upon. Even though their second generation has put down roots here, they are still not considered Pakistani. “In any other country, we would be citizens,” laments Abdul Haleem, a young scarf seller who lives in what . . . → Read More: Afghans who call Pakistan their home