Author: Andrew Korybko

Pakistan: The Global Pivot State

Pakistan’s promising economic potential, international connectivity capabilities, and unparalleled geostrategic location combine with its world-class military and proven diplomatic finesse over the decades to turn the South Asian country into the global pivot state of the 21st century. As astounding as it may sound to most observers, the global pivot […]

Is America’s “Deep State” Divided Over The Taliban Peace Talks?

Not everyone in America’s permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies (“deep state”) is on the same page regarding the ongoing Taliban peace talks, especially when it comes to the official role of increasingly irrelevant Kabul in this process. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan at […]

Reading Between The Lines: India Has Sour Grapes Over America’s Afghan Peace Talks

The clearest indication of how the Indian military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies (“deep state”) truly feel about America’s Afghan peace talks with the Taliban can be seen in retired Major-General Harsha Kakar’s recent article on the topic for “The Statesman”, where the otherwise presumably serious former military official shows the […]