Category: AfPak region

Where is the fountainhead of jihad?

REVIEWER: Dr Mohammad Taqi* The general elections in Pakistan scheduled in ten days from now are easily the bloodiest in the country’s history. The secular parties like the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and the Pakistan People’s Party have come under deadly…

China s Central Asia Problem Not Unidimensional:ICG

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, China and its Central Asian neighbours have developed a close relationship, initially economic but increasingly also political and security. Energy, precious metals, and other natural resources flow into China from the region. Investment…

Why Republican Opposition To Chuck Hagel Melted…

Is it a coincidence that Republicans Lindsey Graham and John McCain folded their spirited opposition to Chuck Hagel on the day they met with President Obama to discuss “Immigration Reform” — also known as, Amnesty, ask the analysts at Secure…

Violence Returns to Pakistan’s Major Cities

BEN WEST & KAMRAN BOKHARI STRATFOR At dawn July 12, militants raided a prison guard residence in Lahore, Pakistan, leaving nine staff members dead and three more wounded. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the guards…

NEW THREATS FROM MONSTER CALLED LeT

by SURENDER KUMAR SHARMA* American journalist Sebastian Rotella’s twin exposes in ProPublica – America’s botched chances to stop the American Lashkar operative David Coleman Headley behind India’s 9/11 and LeT operational head, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s jail life with all the trappings…

What Made Musharraf Pull Down A Portion Of His Farm HOuse…?

By M RAMA RAO It is difficult to resist the comment that former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf has not lost the jest to pull off a surprise though  he  had bowed out of the country  in 2007 under a…

Hizb-ut-Tahrir’s Penetrates Pakistan Army

By Surender Kumar Sharma* Pakistan intelligence agencies have instructed its units all over the country to constantly keep a watch on the activities of Hizb-ut-Tahrir and other religious outfits such as Sunni Tehreek, Tabligh Jamaat and Dawat-e-Islami to thwart their…

Karzai Visits Delhi, Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement

By Shubha Singh* “Breakfast in Amritsar, lunch in Lahore, dinner in Kabul and then breakfast in Teheran,” -Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai unveiled, with these words, his vision for the region as an area of seamless travel. The Afghan leader was…

Karzai unviels his vision of South Asia

New Delhi: The Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday, Oct 5, unveiled his vision of the future of Afghanistan and South Asia. Delivering the third R.K. Mishra Memorial Lecture here, Karzai who signed an agreement on  strategic partnership with India…

India Beware: US BENDING TO PLEASE ‘TERRORISTAN’

By ATUL COWSHISH New Delhi (Syndicate Features): This year again the Americans drained their emotions, as they have been doing for a decade on the day, on the 10th anniversary of the 11 September, 2001 terror attacks by Al Qaeda…

Islamabad fiddles while Karachi burns

By Surinder Kumar Sharma* Karachi is once again bleeding driven by a complex web of ethnic, political and social tensions. Essentially a turf war between rival political groups and the heavily armed groups linked to them, the current wave of…