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Is Imran Khan Anti-American Or Pro-Pakistani?

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is among the world’s most talked-about politicians in the present day. He described his removal from office in early April through the opposition’s successful no-confidence motion against him as being a U.S.-orchestrated ...

Korybko Andrew
22.04.2022 18:34:19

Imran Becomes ‘Joker’ in Putin’s Operation in Ukraine

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, used Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, as a temporary scapegoat to deflect attention as he was about to launch what the Kremlin calls a “special operation” in Ukraine. The long-planned, two-day visit to Moscow of Islamabad’s head of government marked ...

Fabbri Valerio
21.03.2022 19:16:22

The ‘Thousand Grains of Sand’ To Acquire Ukrainian Military Technology

... since 2007. Kharkiv has significant relevance for China, as it is home to Ukrainian enterprises dealing with defence technology including tank engines and other hardware. Besides, China supplies Ukrainian T-80UD engines to its ‘all-weather’ friend Pakistan, which are then used in Pakistani manufactured Al-Khalid-series tanks. Moreover, Sino-Pakistani VT-1A tanks use 6TD-2 engines also produced by the Kharkiv-based enterprise. However, some experts doubt whether Bejing alone is responsible for the ...

Fabbri Valerio
18.02.2022 16:06:03

The New Cold War’s Evolving Strategic Dynamics in South Asia

... dynamics to the region, India’s attempt to multi-align between its traditional Russian partner and its new American one, and Afghanistan’s impending humanitarian crisis following the US’ withdrawal from the country a few months ago. China’s CPEC in Pakistan is an apolitical project that inadvertently triggered a security dilemma with India. India in turn doubled down on its commitment to the US-led Quad in an attempt to contain China. This complicated India’s traditional relations with Russia....

Korybko Andrew
08.02.2022 15:45:02

Russia and the Afghanistan conundrum

... affairs. Ethnic Tajiks make up more than a quarter of Afghanistan's population, but members of the Taliban predominantly belong to the biggest ethnic group, the Pashtuns. The other major voice that could be heard during those tensed days was that of Pakistan, which urged Tajikistan and the Taliban to back away from the conflict brewing on the border. In the aftermath of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Pakistan has tried to reinvigorate its grip on the fragile country. According to some reports,...

Fabbri Valerio
27.10.2021 15:21:16

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
02.05.2018 19:39:34


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