Articles By Manish Rai

Iran Dragging Syria into another War

Iran Dragging Syria into another War

By: Manish Rai | Date: 11 Jan , 2024

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its all-time favorite Hezbollah have directly fought in Syria in support of the Assad regime since 2012. Iranians militarily and economically...

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Turkey Backed Rebel Groups Pose a Significant Threat in Syria

Turkey Backed Rebel Groups Pose a Significant Threat in Syria

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2023

The Syrian Democratic Council is the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria. SDF controls roughly 25% of Syrian territory and...

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As Gaza in Spotlight, Turks Continue Atrocities in Syria

As Gaza in Spotlight, Turks Continue Atrocities in Syria

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Oct , 2023

Gaza is dominating the headlines of all the major media publications around the world because of the humanitarian crisis developing there. On the other hand, Turkey’s atrocities on innocent...

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TTP Back to Haunt Pakistan

TTP Back to Haunt Pakistan

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Sep , 2023

The recent bold attacks by the Pakistani Taliban, also known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP, wreaking havoc paints an alarming picture of rising instability across Pakistan. Especially...

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ISIS is Still the Most Imminent Threat in the Region: Peshmerga

ISIS is Still the Most Imminent Threat in the Region: Peshmerga

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jul , 2023

Major General Usman Mohammad Mustafa is the Director General of Media and Awareness in the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs effectively serving as the official spokesperson of Peshmerga forces. The...

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Way Ahead For Syrian Kurds

Way Ahead For Syrian Kurds

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jun , 2023

With the recent re-election of President RecepTayyip Erdogan, Turkey has escalated its attacks on Kurdish-held regions of north and northeast Syria. Erdogan’s animosity toward the Syrian Kurds...

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Erdogan Won But Turkiye May Lose

Erdogan Won But Turkiye May Lose

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jun , 2023

After facing the toughest challenge of his political career to date, Turkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdogan got re-elected for a third term. Defeating Kemal Kilicdaroglu, presidential candidate...

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Islamic Jihad Emerging as Most Eminent Threat from Gaza

Islamic Jihad Emerging as Most Eminent Threat from Gaza

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 May , 2023

The ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) has taken effect in the Gaza Strip after days of cross-border fighting. The confrontation left at least 33 Palestinians dead...

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Syria all set to get into Arab Fold

Syria all set to get into Arab Fold

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Apr , 2023

Recently in the last few months there have been a lot of diplomatic initiatives taken up by the gulf states to improve relations with Damascus. Most important of them was Syrian President Bashar...

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India-Egyptian relations are now Strategic: Indian Envoy

India-Egyptian relations are now Strategic: Indian Envoy

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Mar , 2023

Ambassador Ajit Gupte a senior diplomat from Indian Foreign Service (IFS) is currently serving as the Indian Ambassador to Egypt. We are presently witnessing a deepening of Indo-Egyptian ties as...

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Baloch People’s Patience Running Out

Baloch People’s Patience Running Out

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Feb , 2023

Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest province in terms of area, has been rocked by the massive protests and sit-in demonstrations for quite sometime now. The “Haq Do Tehreek” (Give Rights...

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Why Anti-Taliban Resistance Should be Supported

Why Anti-Taliban Resistance Should be Supported

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jan , 2023

Recently the Taliban have ordered an indefinite ban on university education for the country’s women. The Ministry of Higher Education stated this in a letter issued to all government and...

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Doha Misused FIFA for Pushing its Extremist Agenda

Doha Misused FIFA for Pushing its Extremist Agenda

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2022

FIFA world cup is currently going on in Qatar, which indeed is the first Arab and Muslim country to host this global megaevent. Although Qatar is a country of just three million mostly...

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Pak Army should go back to Barracks

Pak Army should go back to Barracks

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Nov , 2022

The ouster of Imran Khan as the Prime Minister in April this year has led to an unprecedented backlash against the country’s all-mighty military establishment. People are now openly expressing...

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Baloch Conflict: No Longer a Low-Level Insurgency

Baloch Conflict: No Longer a Low-Level Insurgency

By: Manish Rai | Date: 17 Oct , 2022

For decades the Pakistani establishment has termed the Baloch insurgency as a low-intensity conflict confined mostly to Balochistan, the country’s largest province by territory. But that seems...

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Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano waiting to Erupt

Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano waiting to Erupt

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Sep , 2022

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June this year declared an indefinite ceasefire to facilitate peace talks being brokered by the Afghan Taliban. But there have been regular clashes between TTP...

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Al-Qaeda Still Potent

Al-Qaeda Still Potent

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Sep , 2022

With the recent killing of Al-Qaeda (AQ) chief Ayman al-Zawahri in Afghan capital Kabul a lot of speculation is generated on the future of this terror outfit. Some analysts even going to the...

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India Can Have Working Relations With Taliban

India Can Have Working Relations With Taliban

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jul , 2022

Recently India has reinvented its engagement policy with the Taliban. As in the first week of June, a high-level Indian diplomatic delegation led by Shri J P Singh, Joint Secretary in the...

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Resistance Have Presence in Most Parts of Afghanistan- NRF

Resistance Have Presence in Most Parts of Afghanistan- NRF

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jun , 2022

Recently there has been intense fighting between the Taliban forces and NRF guerillas in and around Panjshir and Andarab valley in North Afghanistan. NRF claimed to have inflicted heavy...

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Taliban on the Verge of an Inhouse Fight

Taliban on the Verge of an Inhouse Fight

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May , 2022

The Taliban now has firm control over Afghanistan. At this point in time, the Taliban have no opponents capable of undermining their positions in terms of military, political, or even economic...

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