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William Burns: Who Guided India-US Nuclear Deal but is Critical of Modi, Named CIA Chief
Arul Louis | 13 Jan , 2021 1 comment

US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named William Burns, who guided the landmark nuclear deal between India and the United States but is a strong critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to be the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). A former Deputy Secretary of State and a senior director for Near East and South Asian affairs...

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Beware, India! China’s Most Strategic Road
Claude Arpi | 12 Jan , 2021 1 comment

Beijing starts construction of strategic Xinjiang-Tibet highway, which will bring the greatest strategic change for India since the 1950s, as it will be an alternate artery for the Dragon to fortify its presence along the LAC. On 27 May 1951, the Ashi Shan (mountain) volcano erupted in the Xinjiang province of China. It began with a loud...

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Imran Khan and Pakistan’s Enduring Political Crisis
Dr Nazir Ahmad Mir | 11 Jan , 2021 0 comments
Imran Khan and Pakistan’s Enduring Political Crisis

Pakistan is once again witnessing confrontational politics between the government and the opposition, with editorials slamming the ‘slowing down’ of democracy.1 Academic-activist, Noam Chomsky, speaking at the Karachi-based Habib University’s flagship Yohsin Lecture Series on December 7, 2020, warned that democracy in Pakistan was in...

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Pakistan’s Objectives conflict with Peace efforts in Afghanistan
Pakistan’s Objectives conflict with Peace efforts in Afghanistan

While Pakistan kept affirming its commitment to the ongoing exercise of Afghan peace talks, its proclivity towards meddling in the internal affairs of another neighboring sovereign country with an inevitable desire to shape political dynamics there, contradicts its obligations and questions its dedication towards the peace process. Peace and...

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Chinese Interference in South Asia
Chinese Interference in South Asia

Recent reports indicate that Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) has busted a 10-member Chinese module operating a terror cell in Kabul. Since the incident came to light, China had been pressing the Afghan government to hush up the case and prevent it from causing global embarrassment. These individuals are believed to be...

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