Asia

The Turkish Quagmire

As a result of the unfolding dynamics—in recent years it seems that not only is Turkey subjected to some internal instability but also it has a group of states with which it cannot seem to manage its relations with. The Turkish quagmire in lieu of all the states as well as some non-state actors with which the Turkish relations...

Kadakin’s Surprise Death: Tectonic Shock to Indo-Russian Ties

The surprise passing of one of Russia’s most distinguished and influential diplomats, His Excellency Mr. Alexander Kadakin, has come as a tragic shock for Moscow and New Delhi. No single individual has been more important in promoting and strengthening the Russian-Indian Strategic Partnership than Ambassador Kadakin, and his irreplaceable contribution to the emerging Multipolar World Order will be dearly...

The Philippine Re-alignment

Amid the growing heat between China and its neighbours, the U.S. particularly wants to pursue greater influence in Asia to stem China's ambitions.  Philippines' reshuffle is the end of the American ‘first island strategy’ and realignment with China and Russia meant the U.S. stands to lose its entire ‘Pacific Century” as its influence in the South China Sea is known....

Silk Road System

With the collapse of short sighted neo-liberal economic model in 2007-09 and global financial crisis, U.S. financial market remained no longer effective force to create demand for global production while Chinese “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) is ready to generate demand out of real infrastructural investments seems to be a replacement of neo-liberal economic system with Silk Road System....

Setback to Iranian Moderation

Sudden death of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934-2017), is not expiry of a former president of Islamic Republic of Iran, who transformed himself from a revolutionary cleric to a pragmatic, moderate, multi-billionaire politician but it’s a major setback to Iranian quest to moderation. Hope of the Iranian urban middle class, Rafsanjani was strong candidate for next country’s top slot, Supreme...

Syrian Deal and Power Conundrum

The excluded ‘Syrian Peace Deal’ was hailed as victory among Russia, Turkey and Iran, the power brokers after a long impending inertia in crisis and lingering hostilities. The declaration marks a new era—one where United States, United Nation and European Union have been deemed as disaster, manifest power conundrum within Middle East. In the already vicious and volatile Middle East,...

Kremlin’s Afghan Question

As a major development Moscow hosted 27th December, 2016 third round of trilateral consultations on regional problems, involving special representatives on Afghanistan and senior officials from Russia, China and Pakistan. Though representative from the problematic country Afghanistan and other key players were missing in unprecedented talks but Taliban’s positive response to the trilateral outcomes, signals proxy war in violence-stricken...

Bana’s Knight in the Shining Armour

Social media has been an active player in the war in Syria all along. Before Facebook-orchestrated Arab Spring that was spread to Syria in 2011, I came across Syrian students studying in Islamabad. They were very resourceful and equally respectful for their president Bashar Al Assad and his British born wife Asma Al Asad. One of them, then working with...

Indian CPEC antagonism

Indian antagonist pursuit towards China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has come out amenably with their malevolence and policy of isolating Pakistan in the region triggered another phase of hostility with neighboring country, but China is still optimistic that India can also benefit from the regional connectivity being offered. Since the CPEC conceived, India has voiced serious objections to the project propagating that...

Indian Belligerence 

Western interests lead blind eye towards India, has multiplied atrocities in Kashmir, escalating animosity towards Pakistan and increasing acts of sabotage against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), but this Indian approach will never fulfills the futuristic scenario of resolving core issues and attaining economic development agenda through lasting peace in South Asia. Over the last two months, there have been over fifty...

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