Tag: Pakistan

Kashmir: Nothing Happens in a Vacuum

2018 was the deadliest year for Kashmiri civilians in a decade. This fact was affirmed not only by the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) but by the Washington Post. The rising death toll among Kashmiris in 2018 was itself a culmination of an increasingly violent approach taken […]

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 […]

Xi Jinping, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Imran Khan Should Hold a Summit of Cultural Exchange in Xinjiang

China and Turkey are currently experiencing a rapidly accelerating period of enhanced bilateral ties across a variety of fields. This is why the Turkish government’s recent expression of concern regarding the much discussed state of society in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region should be seen as an opportunity to enhance China-Turkey relations […]

Who is More Legitimate: Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela or Ashraf Ghani in Afghanistan?

Objective legitimacy Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro controls all of his country’s legally defined territory in spite of political protests from the opposition (many of which are being funded from abroad) –At present, the Kabul “administration” of Ashraf Ghani is thought to control less than 50% of all Afghan territory whilst by […]

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 […]