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Pakistan Army: In the Eye of the Storm within Pakistan
Jasbir Sarai | 07 Jan , 2021 0 comments
Pakistan Army: In the Eye of the Storm within Pakistan

A political logjam capable of ushering winds of change in Pakistan is becoming visible. The opposition has joined hands against the incumbent Imran Khan led government. The situation may well lead to a constitutional deadlock. The Pakistan Army, interestingly, is in the eye of the storm. The opposition is using Imran Khan to target the Army,...

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Afghan Peace Process and Plausible Strategies under Biden Administration

Initial steps towards the peace process in Afghanistan were taken in mid-2018 with senior American officials secretly traveling to Doha to open talks with the Taliban. This breakthrough was geared up with the appointment of Zalmay Khalilzad as the US State Department’s special representative for Afghan reconciliation in September 2018....

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Erdogan’s New Foreign Policy Volte Face
Adil Rasheed | 05 Jan , 2021 0 comments

If politics is the art of the possible, then Recep Tayyeb Erdogan is one of its most outstanding exponents. In September this year, the Turkish president was outraged by the decision of the UAE and Bahrain to normalise relations with Israel. By early December, however, the so-called neo-Ottoman himself sent a Hebrew-speaking ambassador to...

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Was it possible to capture Pak Occupied Kashmir in 1949
Was it possible to capture Pak Occupied Kashmir in 1949

It is often argued that India should not have accepted the UN sponsored ceasefire on 09th January 1949 since it was only a matter of few months before Indian forces captured Pak occupied Kashmir including Northern Areas and Kashmir would not have become a running sore.  Undoubtedly there was a marked improvement in the military situation in...

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1962: नेहरू ने देश का किया बंटाधार!
Bharat Verma | 03 Jan , 2021 6 comments
1962: नेहरू ने देश का किया बंटाधार!

नेविल मैक्सविल ने अपने ब्लॉग पर ‘हैंडरसन ब्रुक्स की जो रिपोर्ट रिलीज की है, वह स्पष्ट रूप से इशारा करती है कि 1962 का भारत-चीन यद्ध,...

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