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Is the US Trying to Sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor?
September 29, 2016
Is the US Trying to Sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor?
Intentional or not, U.S. counterterror operations are pushing militants into Balochistan, the heart of CPEC.
Is the US Trying to Sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor?
What Is Going Wrong With Afghanistan’s National Unity Government?
September 29, 2016
What Is Going Wrong With Afghanistan’s National Unity Government?
The "unity" government is anything but united.
What Is Going Wrong With Afghanistan’s National Unity Government?
India's Capital City: Should We Call It Delhi or New Delhi?
September 29, 2016
India's Capital City: Should We Call It Delhi or New Delhi?
New Delhi is a smaller entity in the much larger urban mass that is the Indian National Capital Territory.
India's Capital City: Should We Call It Delhi or New Delhi?
One Step Further: It's Time for SAARC to Expel Pakistan
September 29, 2016
One Step Further: It's Time for SAARC to Expel Pakistan
South Asian regionalism can't progress as long as Pakistan's provocations toward India bog down SAARC.
One Step Further: It's Time for SAARC to Expel Pakistan
SAARC Summit Cancellation Will Sting Pakistan, But Won't Prevent the Next Uri or Pathankot
September 29, 2016
SAARC Summit Cancellation Will Sting Pakistan, But Won't Prevent the Next Uri or Pathankot
The cancellation of a regional summit is embarrassing, no doubt, but won't stop attacks like Uri from taking place.
SAARC Summit Cancellation Will Sting Pakistan, But Won't Prevent the Next Uri or Pathankot
Al-Qaeda, the Turkestan Islamic Party, and the Bishkek Chinese Embassy Bombing
September 29, 2016
Al-Qaeda, the Turkestan Islamic Party, and the Bishkek Chinese Embassy Bombing
The August 30 bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek came after al-Qaeda's leader praised Uyghur terrorists.
Al-Qaeda, the Turkestan Islamic Party, and the Bishkek Chinese Embassy Bombing
Responding to Uri Attack: What Are India's Options?
September 29, 2016
Responding to Uri Attack: What Are India's Options?
India has three main options: a surgical strike, covert ops, or a diplomatic offense to isolate Pakistan.
Responding to Uri Attack: What Are India's Options?
Will the World Keep Funding Afghanistan?
September 29, 2016
Will the World Keep Funding Afghanistan?
Donors are expected to commit to $4 billion annually, but how will they ensure the aid is effective?
Will the World Keep Funding Afghanistan?
Russia’s New Approach to Pakistan: All About Arms Sales
September 28, 2016
Russia’s New Approach to Pakistan: All About Arms Sales
It's not retaliation against India for its U.S. outreach. Moscow is seeking out new markets in tough economic times.
Russia’s New Approach to Pakistan: All About Arms Sales
India to Skip SAARC Summit in Pakistan Post-Uri Attack
September 28, 2016
India to Skip SAARC Summit in Pakistan Post-Uri Attack
India, and possibly Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Bhutan, will refrain from attending the 19th SAARC Summit this November.
India to Skip SAARC Summit in Pakistan Post-Uri Attack
International Pressure Continues to Mount on Pakistan
September 27, 2016
International Pressure Continues to Mount on Pakistan
Members of U.S. Congress, a general, and an Afghan ambassador are the latest to accuse Pakistan of sponsoring terror.
International Pressure Continues to Mount on Pakistan
Checkpoints Continue to Plague Afghan Security Forces
September 27, 2016
Checkpoints Continue to Plague Afghan Security Forces
The issue surrounding check points is both political and poor leadership, according to U.S. General John W. Nicholson.
Checkpoints Continue to Plague Afghan Security Forces
Pakistan Taliban Leader Killed in Paktika
September 27, 2016
Pakistan Taliban Leader Killed in Paktika
Paktika province has witnessed a recent spate of violence over the last couple months.
Pakistan Taliban Leader Killed in Paktika
Pakistan’s Growing Isolation: Nawaz Sharif's Lonely Campaign at the UN
September 26, 2016
Pakistan’s Growing Isolation: Nawaz Sharif's Lonely Campaign at the UN
Don't let Nawaz Sharif's confidence at UNGA fool you: Pakistan is isolated.
Pakistan’s Growing Isolation: Nawaz Sharif's Lonely Campaign at the UN
China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
September 26, 2016
China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
Dushanbe says Beijing will build 11 new posts along the Tajik-Afghan border.
China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
Could India and Pakistan Go to War?
September 24, 2016
Could India and Pakistan Go to War?
A shooting war is unlikely, but covert activities are a strong possibility.
Could India and Pakistan Go to War?
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