ISIS “Coincidentally” Appears Along China’s One Belt, One Road


Two Chinese teachers based in Pakistan’s southwest province of Baluchistan were reportedly abducted and murdered by militants from the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS). CNN, in an article titled, “‘Grave concern’ over…

Pakistan, the United States and the Islamic Military Alliance: to Be or Not to Be?


In January 2017, Pakistan again turned out to be in the center of Middle East politics, when the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) made a hasty statement on its joining the Islamic Military Alliance (IMA); Riyadh also…

Pakistani General Invites India to Accede to a Sino-Pakistani Project


On December 21, Commander Southern Command Lt General Amir Riaz invited India to accede to an ambitious project on the establishment of a China Pakistan Economic

Pakistan: General Qamar Bajwa – the new Army Chief


On November 29, 2016 by Decree of the President of Pakistan, Mamnun Hussein, General Qamar Javed Bajwa was appointed to the post of the Army Chief, and succeeded General Rahil Sharif. For the majority of the world, a routine change…

Pakistan – Turkey: Lessons of the Failed Military Coup


The attempted coup on July 15, 2016 in Turkey was met with a lively response in the Pakistani society. The debate about the balance of power between the military establishment and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N…

Pakistan-USA: “Brothers-in-Arms” or Once Again Irreconcilable Opponents?


Washington and Brussels pronounced Islamabad the guilty party for the failed Resolute Support Mission and the strengthening of terrorist groups in Afghanistan. The Pakistani-American relations have been deteriorating…

Washington Will Be Selling F-16 to Pakistan


The information on the U.S. State Department’s agreement to satisfy Pakistan’s request for the purchase of 8 American F-16 fighters with all associated equipment for a total amount of approximately $ 700 million, which appeared in early February…

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia: the Balance of Relations


For the second time in 2016, Pakistani Prime Minister, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, paid an official visit to Riyadh in March. He took part in the closing ceremony of the Northern Thunder military exercise in the Saudi desert. The intensity of…

Iran-Saudi Crisis and Pakistan


Pakistan has become an intermediary between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the Islamic Republic of Iran against the background of increasing fears that a prolonged bilateral confrontation could potentially have serious consequences for…

India Pakistan Detente Can Transform Eurasia, Europe


In recent months, India’s dynamic new president Narendra Modi and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have opened first tentative steps in the direction of resolving some 70 years of border tensions. Were the two great Eurasian nations to come…

Pakistan and the Imperial Ambitions of the United States


In the last two decades, the world has had a chance to see what tragedies and absurdities can be instigated by the imperial ambitions of Washington and the connivance of the international community. It was the White House’s desire to expand its political…

Who Rules Pakistan?


The question of who rules Pakistan: a parliamentary democracy or the army, has always interested observers both inside the country and abroad. In August, the Pakistani media was again flooded with publications about the military’s imminent rise to power in…

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