Russia disappointed with Modi’s new foreign policy

This would go down as one of the worst strategic and diplomatic failures of India in recent times. Russia has stepped up its rapprochement with India’s arch-rival Pakistan just as India is getting closer to the United States.

The unthinkable happened on 20 November when Russia– India’s tried and trusted friend, ally and strategic partner . . . → Read More: Russia disappointed with Modi’s new foreign policy

China takes control of Gwadar Sea Port Pakistan

PAKISTAN is building a port at the south-western city of Gwadar on the mouth of the oil rich Persian Gulf. It provides an economical route for the flow of Central Asia’s natural resources to the world with easy access to the growing consumer markets of Asia. Gwadar facility is a hub port that will contribute . . . → Read More: China takes control of Gwadar Sea Port Pakistan

The restructuring of Muslim-majority states

The Middle East, once united under the bipolar slogan of ‘Islam versus Israel,’ is now facing internal fractures of faith. Islam no longer binds; it is making Muslims kill Muslims. And Muslims are intellectually ill-equipped to even understand what is happening to them. Any criticism of their mind is taken as criticism of Islam, which . . . → Read More: The restructuring of Muslim-majority states

USA’s lost wars

“Lord of our far-flung battle-line, Beneath whose awful Hand we hold Dominion over palm and pine— Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget—lest we forget!

Far-called, our navies melt away; On dune and headland sinks the fire: Lo, all our pomp of yesterday Is one with Nineveh and Tyre! Judge of . . . → Read More: USA’s lost wars

Is Ashraf Ghani speeding ahead on a bumpy road?

(By AZAM AHMED) KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s new president, Ashraf Ghani, is a man in a hurry to break from his predecessor’s governing style. Best not make him late.

He drove the point home this month when he started a meeting without the prominent and widely . . . → Read More: Is Ashraf Ghani speeding ahead on a bumpy road?

Making sense of Pakistan – India LoC

*The figures quoted above have been collected from local and international newspapers. The number of ceasefire violations may vary across sources.

Why is this time different?

The resumption of hostilities has displaced an estimated 30,000 villagers, who have fled their border homes in anticipation of further violence. This year 42 . . . → Read More: Making sense of Pakistan – India LoC

Islam has nothing to do with terrorism

Beheadings, stoning to death, blasphemy, conversion by the sword, caliphate — words that have come back to haunt us from the Middle Ages. You just have to open a newspaper or watch TV and you read about the Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Islamic State of Iraq . . . → Read More: Islam has nothing to do with terrorism

Increasing number of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Despite the continuing process of voluntary repatriation of Afghans, the number of registered refugees in Pakistan is growing steadily as approximately 50,000 children are born to refugee families every year.

The UN refugee agency said that the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) would register some 150,000 children born to the registered parents in past . . . → Read More: Increasing number of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Afghans protecting TTP terrorists from Pak Army

(By Tahir Khan) ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’ National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday ordered the country’s security forces to suppress all incursions by Pakistan and its security forces on Afghan soil.

Outgoing President Hamid Karzai presided over the meeting of key ministers, top military generals and intelligence officials in Kabul and reviewed the movement of Pakistani forces along . . . → Read More: Afghans protecting TTP terrorists from Pak Army

USA – Can’t stay out of other country’s affairs

Ukraine. Gaza. Syria. Yemen. Pakistan. If it feels like the United States is always at war somewhere, that’s because it is. Not just Iraq and Afghanistan – the two wars we all know about. And, granted, we’re not only talking boots on the ground. It’s our money, our weapons and – more often in recent . . . → Read More: USA – Can’t stay out of other country’s affairs