Lt Col Khalid Masood Khan (Retd)

  • TInterior minister Chaudary Nisar’s press conference on 27 July 2017, in which he reaffirmed his loyalties to the (then) PM and his party and announced that he would resign after the declaration of the verdict of Panama case, did not have any worthwhile effect on the prevailing political ...

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  • TWar is defined by strategists as the art of imposing the national will of a country on to another by use of force (military). The underlining factor in this definition is the ‘national will’. The corner stone of this philosophy is that the decision by a country to go to war must be ...

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  • TThe geo-strategic situation of our region is changing rapidly, which can be attributed to the fact that the world powers are now redefining their roles in the region. Old loyalties are changing and new alliances are being formed. In the post-cold war era, the proximity of our region to the oil rich ...

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  • TGeneral Raheel Sharif’s statement given at the installation ceremony of Signal’s Corps at Kohat stipulating that accountability should be done across the board and its subsequent practical manifestation in the form of six sacked senior army officers has been roundly applauded by the ...

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  • TGeneral Pervez Musharraf finally left the country but the mark of blood libel stays on him, including the alleged murder charges of Benazir Bhutto and Bugti, the Lal Masjid operation, and the accusation under article 6 of the constitution for imposition of emergency in the Country. The terminology ...

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  • TAs per the recent statement released by ISPR, General Raheel Sharif plans to retire from his assignment as COAS when his term ends. In order to curb the hype created on the media about his extension, the COAS has very honourably declared that he would retire when his three year term ends and would ...

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  • TAfter the Cold War Era which ended with the fall of USSR in the late eighties of the previous century, many theories regarding the new world order came to the fore. However, Samuel P. Huntington’s hypothesis in his work, ‘The Clash of Civilisations and Remaking of World Order’, ...

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  • TThe attributes of a State are defined by: a territory having geographical borders, its population, adjudication, law enforcement and sovereignty. The geographical borders have to be defended at all costs. The defense of a country does not merely imply taking appropriate measures against a military ...

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  • THistory cannot be changed. Important and extraordinary events are imprinted on the minds and hearts of the people and cannot be erased, besides being recorded. The causes and effects of the events of history, however, are widely manipulated due to racial, religious, ethnic or political prejudices. ...

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  • TParadoxically, Pakistan and Israel can never have relations; nevertheless, there are many commonalities between both the countries. In geopolitical studies, both countries have been identified as the ‘Rim-land’ or parts of the ‘inner crescent’ in Mackinder and Mahan’s ...

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  • TEncyclopedia Britannica defines Geopolitics as, “analysis of the geographic influences on power relationships in international relations.” Traditionally, the geo-political importance of the region where Pakistan is located was established in the late eighteenth century by Alford ...

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  • TDuring the prestigious Defense Day celebrations held in GHQ on 6 December 2015, General Raheel Sharif gave a very clear message to the Indians that we are fully prepared to face any type of aggression, may it be conventional or non-conventional, Hot or Cold Start. The terminologies of Conventional ...

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