Tag: Balochistan

Today’s Tragic Terrorist Attack in Balochistan is a Grim Reminder of How Pakistan is a Victim And Not an Aggressor

Due to its location between hostile neighbours, Pakistan has faced the threat of terrorism on its soil since its inception as a state. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, India helped to foment separatist extremism in what was then East Pakistan. After India fought against Pakistan in 1971 which resulted in […]

Iran’s Agreement to Cooperate With Turkey Against PKK Terror is a Positive Step

Cooperation against a common threat  Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has just announced that Turkish and Iranian troops will jointly participate in anti-terror operations against the PKK. This is welcome news, not least because Iran has often been slow to act against a PKK whose Iranian branch PJAK represents a […]

Iran’s Being Tricked Into Making Balochistan The New Kurdistan

The transnational region of Balochistan risks becoming another Kurdistan-like fault line as long as Iran continues to be tricked into worsening relations with Pakistan, with the worst-case scenario being that the Golden Ring’s weakest link undermines the entire geopolitical project that it has such a serious stake in securing. “Blood […]

Daesh And The US Share a Goal of Disrupting The Kabul-Taliban Ceasefire And The Wider Afghan Reconciliation Process

A ceasefire declared between the Afghan government and Taliban on the eve of the Islamic celebration of Eid has been devastated by an attack on a meeting between Afghan Security Forces and Taliban representatives in Nangarhar province. Already over 20 have died in the terrorist attack. This represents a further attempt […]