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Post COVID-19 Strategic South Asia

COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on the entire spectrum of life. India and Pakistan are both affected by the coronavirus but will recover eventually. When the pandemic subdues, the strategic issues of contention between India and Pakistan are unlikely to be altered. The contemporary strategic environment in South Asia will not ...

Hassan Imran
Опубликовано:
15.09.2021 17:05:25

What’s on the Agenda for Prime Minister Modi’s Trip to America?

... Modi must do his best to prioritize this in coordination with his country’s most trusted partners. The last of the three crises is the Western withdrawal from Afghanistan, which resulted in a devastating setback for Indian strategic interests there. Pakistan has masterfully positioned itself as the most indispensable country for ensuring its neighbor’s post-war stability considering its close ties with the Taliban. It is no longer possible to isolate Islamabad no matter how much some in New Delhi ...

Korybko Andrew
Опубликовано:
15.09.2021 13:05:37

What Benefits Would India Derive by Joining the Extended Troika on Afghanistan?

Zamir Kabulov, Russian Special Presidential Envoy to Afghanistan, has recently expressed hope that India would participate in the Extended Troika of itself, China, Pakistan and the U.S. but clarified that New Delhi would first have to obtain influence over both sides of the conflict. According to TASS, his exact words were as follows: “India’s future efforts, in a more expanded format will only be welcomed. ...

Korybko Andrew
Опубликовано:
09.08.2021 13:53:53

The U.S. Intensifies its Asia Diplomacy

....S. bureaucratic speak to highlight India’s importance in contemporary Asia”. However, after this visit, India has openly joined the U.S. club and spoiled its relations with all the neighbors: with China the country is in the state of war on LAC, Pakistan is also in the same status on Kashmir LOC, with Bangladesh having severe issues on border disputes and trade disputes. With Nepal, the territorial claims and border disputes have heightened the tensions, with Sri Lanka political and trade differences ...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
Опубликовано:
05.08.2021 17:45:07

Pakistan’s New Geo-Economic Grand Strategy is Multi-Alignment at Its Finest

The newly established quadrilateral platform between Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and the U.S. complements the prior such platform between the former two states, China and Tajikistan back in 2016 as well as the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Uzbekistan (PAKAFUZ) railway project that was agreed upon in February ...

Korybko Andrew
Опубликовано:
20.07.2021 17:12:39

Dynamics of Vaccine Diplomacy

... change is expected to strengthen China’s foothold in the region. China sent doses to more than 80 countries, and more than 50 countries got vaccines for free. These countries include developing and low-income countries as well as essential allies like Pakistan. Most importantly, China’s vaccine distribution contrasts with vaccine nationalism in the U.S. and the European Union. Taking advantage of this impassivity in the West, China is expanding its global influence. One striking pattern in Chinese ...

Zaka Wafa
Опубликовано:
13.07.2021 12:55:50

U.S. Seeking Military Bases in Neighborhood or Close Vicinity of Afghanistan

... travel advisory. It is decided that American troops will leave Afghanistan, but the American interest will never end in Afghanistan. The fundamental importance of Afghanistan to the U.S. is its strategic location, from where the U.S. can monitor Iran, Pakistan, Central Asia (including Russia), and China. Even though the U.S. cannot sustain itself in Afghanistan, the country wants to keep its interest in Afghanistan in using the neighboring or nearest countries and by keeping military bases from where ...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
Опубликовано:
17.05.2021 12:05:59

The Russian-Indian 2+2 Format Will Synchronize Their Grand Strategies

... analysis that was published by TheWire about how “India’s Multi-Alignment Strategy Requires Recalibration And Clarification”. That piece followed a related one that I released last month at ThePrint about how “Russia Isn’t Hyphenating India-Pakistan But Balancing Both For Its Win-Win Plan”. I wrote it in response to that publication’s prior report that some unnamed Indian officials were very concerned about Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s trip to Pakistan immediately after ...

Korybko Andrew
Опубликовано:
12.05.2021 16:35:23

Russia-Pakistan Relations: The Way Forward

... Russia, has joined the American camp and signed a series of defense agreements with the United States, making it India’s major defense partner, which has completely changed the environment in the whole region.ITAR-TASSMaintaining good relations between Pakistan and Russia is vital in order to face the newly emerged challenges and ensure peace, stability, and prosperity in the region. There exists a strong desire from the people and government of Pakistan to strengthen theserelations. In this regard,...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
Опубликовано:
13.04.2021 12:59:03

Citizenship Amendment Bill-2019-How Good,How Bad

... strongly opposed by 'Sarhadi Gandhi' or 'Seemant Gandhi' or Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan of North Western Frontier Province now Dera Khair Makhtoom Khwah and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar or Veer Savarkar. I have a report with me which is written by ex member of Pakistani Parliament Farahnaz Ispahani and former Journalist at Voice of America with the title "Cleansing Pakistan of Minorities" on July 31,2013. Its obvious that while writing this report in Pakistan she never had clue about what would happen ...

Dwivedi Ratnesh
Опубликовано:
19.12.2019 13:31:23

The Efficiency of German Contribution in the Afghan Peace Process

... Government, were excluded from the process, which opened Pandora’s Box. Moreover, the national interests and apprehensions of the regional countries were not taken serious, which in turn caused destabilization and gloominess in Afghanistan. Consequently, Pakistan and Iran who have been pursuing strategic depth in Afghanistan began to regroup, fund, train and outfit the Afghan government antagonists, which unfortunately incited a proxy war in the country. Source: tribuneindia.com The Second Bonn Conference ...

Sohail Ajmal
Опубликовано:
11.11.2019 15:56:21

Root Cause of India - Pakistan Conflagration

... attack in Jammu & Kashmir on St. Valentine's Day killing over 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force – the Indian equivalent of Russian National Guards, evoking global condemnation of the terrorist attack, responsibility for which was taken by Pakistan-based Jaish-e- Mohammed (Army of Mohammed). Twelve days later Indian Air Force jets targeted the alleged training facility of this terrorist group at Balakot in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in what was claimed to be non-military, pre-emptive ...

Шукла Винай
Опубликовано:
02.04.2019 14:57:10

India Had Fought, Has Been Fighting and Shall Fight Out All Forms of Terrorism Including Sponsored by Pakistan

If India puts all evidence together before USA or United Nation or its Long time Global Friends like Russia about Pakistan's direct role in spreading terrorism in this region primarily in India but not limited to and has spread its wings in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka,Pakistan will be reduced to nothing but as a sponsoring NGO of terrorism begging always to USA for ...

Dwivedi Ratnesh
Опубликовано:
19.02.2019 12:23:56

Blow to International Humanitarian Law

... deposited several requests to Indian authorities seeking permission to enter Kashmir. But the government of India never permitted ICRC to enter, therein, evidently violating the IHL. Moreover, the United Nations Military Observer Groups in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) were also denied the entry by the Indian government to prevent these violations to be surfaced.The international community should play its role to vitalise the international humanitarian law. Kashmir issue must equally be focused. It ...

Ali Bhatti Baber
Опубликовано:
04.06.2018 22:42:16

India–China–Pakistan: A pipedream?

... achieve political goals has always been an integral part of Foreign Policy of states, it is the recent aggression of China as a geoeconomic actor that seems to alter fundamental conception of International Relations. As a result of which India-China-Pakistan lay in an interactive domain, giving hopes to the idea of resolution and effective co-operation. India and Pakistan being in close proximity whereas India-China trade partnership reaching up to $ 84.4 billion, the recent developments put them ...

Fatima Samreen
Опубликовано:
02.05.2018 19:39:34

Pak-Russia defense ties: a paradigm shift in defense cooperation

The increasing defense co-operation between Pakistan and Russia imply that arrangement is essentially a paradigm shift in the defense policy framework of both countries. Former army Chief General Raheel Sharif visited Moscow in the year 2015. The visit was significant because Indo-Pak tensions ...

Ali Bhatti Baber
Опубликовано:
28.02.2018 08:11:47

Pakistan-Russia Relations: Strategic Imperatives

There has been a visible improvement in Pakistan-Russia relations. Both countries are interacting at the political, economic and military level with a commitment to take this relationship forward, which was also highlighted at a recent meeting in Moscow between Pakistan’s Special Secretary ...

Hayat Zeeshan
Опубликовано:
05.02.2018 18:34:23

The United States of America needs to reiterate its global-police role

... global-police to protect American interests. In places throughout the world, a vacuum is quickly filled by elements working against American interests. Under the previous administration, the vacuum was exploited by Iran, the Islamic State, Turkey, North Korea, Pakistan and Russia. The Iranian regime is working fervently to expand its influence in South-Central Asia and middle-east. It can claim several achievements, due to the weakness of the previous American administration, as shown by the nuclear agreement....

Sohail Ajmal
Опубликовано:
25.12.2017 17:50:06

SCO’s Council of Heads of Government (CHG) Summit: An analysis of Pakistan’s Representation

16th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) Council of the Heads of Government (CHG) was held from November 30, 2017 to December 1, 2017 at Sochi, Russia. Since Pakistan and India were accepted as full member of SCO in its 17th summit held in June 2017, this is the first meeting of the SCO member-states’ heads of government in which Pakistan is participating as a full member-state. The meeting was intended ...

Ali Bhatti Baber
Опубликовано:
19.12.2017 07:20:03

Pakistan and Central Asian Republics

... have acquired the extensive geo-political and geo-economic importance in the region. CARs include five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. All republics are land-locked and energy-rich.Pakistan and CARs share various religious and cultural commonalities. However, Islamabad has not cultivated close ties so far. Margins in mutual cooperation still exist. Even though Pakistan desires close political and economic linkage with the Central ...

Ali Bhatti Baber
Опубликовано:
27.11.2017 11:02:01

 

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