Security and Counter Terrorism

Security and Counter Terrorism

Syria: From “De-Escalation” Zones To “Decentralization” Units

Most observers were utterly shocked when the details emerged earlier this week that President Putin had discussed “safe zones” (now being rebranded as “de-escalation” zones) with not only President Trump, but even President Erdogan, and were especially surprised when the Russian leader defended this idea on the grounds that it “can really help to move along the long-standing problem...

American-North Korean Escalation

Since decades, North Korean Nuclear program has been under the critical eye of the globe. Despite various international efforts to shut down North Korea’s nuclear program under the guidelines of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the global powers have been unable to achieve an effective result. North Korea’s official withdrawal from NPT, further signaled the emerging threat the international system...

MOAB: Move Over, America’s Back!

Trump dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat against Daesh in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar Province, and the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), nicknamed the "Mother Of All Bombs", sent the clear signal to Russia, China, and Iran to "Move Over, America's Back" in Eurasia. The bomb itself has comparatively little utility against Daesh aside from supposedly being...

Syrian Nightmare and Cycle of History

Perhaps! The history repeats itself, with the same accusations of using chemical weapons Bush administration in 2003 run over Iraq and toppled Saddam regime. President Trump followed the similar footsteps, amid Idlib chemical weapon accusations; this time without waiting fact-finding reports; since the US launched around 59 Tomahawk Missiles attacking the Syrian air-base—it seems like even in this case,...

Moscow Led Afghan Peace

The Kremlin’s appointment of Zamir Kabulov as presidential envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan and head of the Russian foreign ministry’s Asia and Middle East department also signals a strategic rethink about how Moscow views the Pakistan-Afghanistan beltway. With this Moscow looking to create new road-maps for reconciliation, it will also be important to ensure that the political dysfunctions of...

Asian Weaponization

Asia- Oceania region witnessing enormous weapon accumulation in past 10 years, with 46 per cent of the global arms imports only in last five years. Despite developing economies and lowering trade volume, arms race leads the region to a dangerous situation, where bilateral and multilateral disputes adding fuel to fire. As per Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) data the...

Palmyra’s Re-Liberation and the “Rojava Civil War”

Palmyra was just re-liberated for the second time after a hard-fought battle for this strategic city, while in the same week, the leader of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq visited Turkey to plot the “Rojava Civil War”. Each of these events will directly impact on the disjointed efforts that are underway to liberate Raqqa from Daesh, as...

Terrorism: Rattles in the Backyard

After several military offensives and countless sacrifices, when its seems, now it’s nearly over with terrorism, only some pockets and sleeper cells left, society was regaining momentum, economy was getting pace, countries getting confidence in Pakistan - terrorism again jolted the country with full thrust, eight terror attacks in a week’s time, yet again created a warlike situation inside...

Pakistan’s Response to Hybrid War on CPEC?

Pakistan was attacked by terrorists over the past five days when eight separate blasts ripped through the country and reminded the world that Islamabad is on the front-lines in the War on Terror. Unlike after the end of the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan, this time it wasn’t just ‘wayward freedom fighters’ boomeranging back to their home base and setting off...

Pakistan’s Reluctance to Saudi Alliance

Pakistan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s traditional ally, seems to be indifferent from Saudi-Iranian battle for dominance in the Middle East, with knowing the fact that any misadventure could bring the sectarian heat inside to its boarders. A controversy erupts in Pakistan’s political circles since speculations generated heated debate that a well reputed, former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General (r) Raheel Sharif has himself negotiated a...

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