Articles By Manish Rai

Islamic State in Afghanistan is a Major Threat

Islamic State in Afghanistan is a Major Threat

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Dec , 2020

Islamic State claimed responsibility for some major attacks in Afghanistan, carried out recently, including the one in the campus of Kabul University and rocket attacks in the capital Kabul. The...

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Erdogan’s Proxy Army a Ticking Time Bomb

Erdogan’s Proxy Army a Ticking Time Bomb

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2020

The recent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has clearly illustrated that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not hesitating at all in deploying his Jihadist brigade anywhere to promote his...

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Won’t Allow Any Foreign Group to Interfere in Afghanistan: Taliban

Won’t Allow Any Foreign Group to Interfere in Afghanistan: Taliban

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Oct , 2020

Dr Muhammad Naeem Wardak is the Spokesperson for Taliban political office in Doha. Political talks are undergoing between Afghan government and Taliban at Doha but on the other hand, intense...

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Pakistani Taliban Pushing for Come Back

Pakistani Taliban Pushing for Come Back

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Oct , 2020

It was believed from sometimes now that Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) aka Pakistani Taliban has been marginalized and in disarray. As Pakistan’s army operations back in 2014 had ousted the...

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Erdogan: An Aspiring Caliph

Erdogan: An Aspiring Caliph

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Aug , 2020

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is working hard on both domestic and international fronts to advance his grand design of reviving an Islamic caliphate under his rule. It is now no secret...

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Libya Conflict: Sirte-Jufra Will be a Flashpoint

Libya Conflict: Sirte-Jufra Will be a Flashpoint

By: Manish Rai | Date: 27 Jul , 2020

Turks are increasing their military involvement in Libya with each passing day in support of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez Al Saraj. GNA now backed by the...

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Yemen Torn Apart from Another Strife

Yemen Torn Apart from Another Strife

By: Manish Rai | Date: 02 May , 2020

Yemen’s leading Southern separatist group Southern Transition Council (STC) has declared self-rule and state of emergency in the areas under their control, including the port city of Aden. This...

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Balochistan: Pakistan’s Hidden Shame

Balochistan: Pakistan’s Hidden Shame

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Mar , 2020

Balochistan is Pakistan’s largest province in terms of area though it has a population of just around 12 million. If we put this in numbers Balochistan is approximately 44% of the country’s...

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India Should not Panic about Afghanistan

India Should not Panic about Afghanistan

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Mar , 2020

United States and Taliban have entered into an agreement in Qatari capital Doha which will pave way for US forces to leave war torn Afghanistan. Under the Doha agreement, the US has committed to...

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Hezbollah now most Prominent Threat to US

Hezbollah now most Prominent Threat to US

By: Manish Rai | Date: 20 Feb , 2020

After the killing of Major General Qassem Suleimani the loudest voice (After Ayatollah Khamenei) threating United States came from Hezbollah. Secretary General of Hezbollah Sheik Hassan Nasrallah...

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Turks and Syrians Heading Towards a Major Conflict

Turks and Syrians Heading Towards a Major Conflict

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Feb , 2020

Turkey and Syria are now directly involved in the military confrontation and this time not through proxies but through their regular troops since the start of this month. This all started when on...

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India and Israel Partnership is Comprehensive and Strategic in Nature:...

India and Israel Partnership is Comprehensive and Strategic in Nature:...

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jan , 2020

Dr Ron Malka is the Ambassador of Israel to India. In an exclusive interview to Manish Rai, Editor of Viewsaround and a geo-political analyst he spoke about various dynamics related to Indo-Israel...

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Afghanistan has changed but Taliban hasn’t: Afghan Envoy

Afghanistan has changed but Taliban hasn’t: Afghan Envoy

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jan , 2020

Mr Tahir Qadiry is Afghanistan’s envoy to India (Charge d’Affaires). In an exclusive interview to Manish Rai, Editor of Viewsaround and a geo-political analyst spoke about various issues...

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Moscow Will Dominate Middle East For Long

Moscow Will Dominate Middle East For Long

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Nov , 2019

On one hand United States military outposts and bases are being emptied or destroyed after Washington withdrew from the North East Syria and left its Kurdish allies and on the other hand Russian...

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Assad will be Real Beneficiary

Assad will be Real Beneficiary

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Oct , 2019

Turkey has launched its operation Peace Spring in Northern Syria aiming to uproot Kurdish forces. As the United States have already abandon their Kurdish allies which helped them to finish ISIS...

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Emirati Withdrawal is a Well Calculated Move

Emirati Withdrawal is a Well Calculated Move

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Aug , 2019

Just last month, the United Arab Emirates announced that it will reduce its forces significantly in Yemen. After this announcement Emiratis started pulling out its military hardware and thousands...

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Pashtuns Grievances Should be Addressed

Pashtuns Grievances Should be Addressed

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jul , 2019

Pashtuns are an ethnic group of about 49 million people, split between two countries on either side of the Durand Line border was formed after the Second Anglo-Afghan War in 1880. The biggest...

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Libya: Haftar a Dominant Player

Libya: Haftar a Dominant Player

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2019

Editors Note: The region of West Asia stretching across Africa north of the Equator is on the boil. Countries ranging from Yemen, to Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Gaza, Libya, Sudan and Chad...

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Houthis a Grave Concern for Saudis

Houthis a Grave Concern for Saudis

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jun , 2019

Recent attacks launched by Houthis rebels on critical installations of Saudi Arabia has demonstrated a significant leap in their capabilities. The story of how Ansar Allah (official name of Houthi...

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ISIS is a Big Hurdle for Afghan Peace

ISIS is a Big Hurdle for Afghan Peace

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 May , 2019

Islamic State Afghanistan claimed responsibility for an attack on the communication ministry building centrally located in capital Kabul last month. The Islamic State’s local arm has repeatedly...

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