Tag: Balochistan

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 […]

A Baloch Separatist’s Reconciliation With Pakistan is a Tale of Redemption That Holds Valuable Lessons for Syria

Dr. Jumma Marri Baloch was one of the most central leaders of the Baloch independence movement which for decades had sought to turn Pakistan’s large south-western province into an entity separate from the rest of Pakistan. Recently, at an event celebrating Pakistan’s Unity Day in Moscow, Dr. Jumma Marri Baloch formally renounced […]