Waqar K Kauravi and Umar Waqar

  • TOn 11 Jan 2018, The Diplomat linked the specter of nuclear war in South Asia with Trump’s speech announcing the new South Asia strategy on August 21, 2017. It stated, “Pakistan and India are two nuclear-armed states whose tense relations threaten to spiral into conflict. And that could ...

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  • TKunduz is well known to the Afghans as well as to rest of the world; it is located near Afghan Border with Tajikistan. Kunduz got fame when it was captured by the Taliban in September 2015 as first major blow to Afghan forces after withdrawal of US led NATO’s ISAF. Kunduz resurfaced to the ...

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  • TKDD.org defines Data mining as the process of discovering patterns in large data sets involving methods at the intersection of machine learning, statistics, and database systems. With the ‘Facebook Leaks’ hitting the headlines in western media and disclosures by a whistle blower, data ...

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  • TForeign Secretary Tahmina Janjua’s call for structural dialogue between Pakistan and the US to continue efforts against terrorism comes in the backdrop of two strategic developments in Asia. There is growing understanding between US, Afghan government and major stake holders in West Asia that ...

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  • TAlabama elections for senate and loss of the Republican seat to Democrats may appear to be insignificant for people outside the United States, but it is being felt as a tectonic shift in American politics. With a plummeting popularity, Republican Party and Donald Trump may be having cold feet this ...

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  • TAccording to Reuters, the head of the CIA said on 19 Oct that a U.S-Canadian couple kidnapped by Islamist militants in Afghanistan was held inside neighboring Pakistan for five years before being freed. American Caitlan Coleman along with her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their two sons were ...

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  • TLooking at the mismanagement of elections in 2013 and gory scenes of violence that took place in some places, one wonders as to why this phenomenon is plaguing Pakistan’s political scene, every time we have elections at any level. Holding of both Provincial and National assembly elections in ...

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  • TWaqar K Kauravi and Umar Waqar How do you feel if your parents and ancestors are abused every day, and on top of that you are told to keep quite? That’s is the precise reason that nations across the world develop a positive narrative about their past. History is the story of your ancestors, ...

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  • TSo the much awaited Trump policy on Afghanistan and South Asia is out, as reported by the American press, the address at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia was the most significant national security speech of Trump’s presidency to-date and reflects the outcome of months of internal ...

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  • TIn a 26 Jul report by the Washington Times; White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was quoted boasting that he will continue firing people if they are not serving President Trump “honorably.” “You have a one-in-a-million, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to serve the ...

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  • T“The civil service is the back-bone of the State. Governments are formed. Governments are defeated; Prime Ministers come and go; Ministers come and go; but you stay on, and therefore, there is a very great responsibility placed on your shoulders.” –Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali ...

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  • TLast few weeks have seen the Pakistan Army receiving a deleterious flak of criticism from ‘friends and foes’ alike. Critics should realise that Pakistan is in a middle of a hybrid war which has taken a heavy toll on countries in the neighborhood. Hybrid war comes without formal ...

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  • TAs reported by Economic Times , China has for the first time announced “standardised” official names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh, days after it lodged strong protests with India over the Dalai Lama’s visit to the frontier state. The move was aimed at reaffirming ...

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  • TAs published in the Guardian in a piece by Ian Cobain on August 28, 2016, Churchill came to power on May 10 1940 and got the The Treachery Act passed from parliament on May 23 during WW2, outlawing conduct “designed or likely to give assistance to the naval, military or air operations of the ...

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  • TChristine Fair’s latest iteration of Pakistan bashing appeared on 30 March in the National Interest as the Trump administration mulls her policy on West Asia and Greater Middle East. In her article titled ‘Pakistan is no friend to America’ she has joined the critics of Pakistan, ...

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  • TThe new thread of a Black Swan event likely to hit Pakistan is being discussed in the international media. Foreign Policy Magazine ran this thread on 24 Jan with the title, ‘Pakistan: Is the Crisis Flying Under the Radar’, written by James Stavridis who is a retired four-star US Navy ...

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  • THussain Haqqani has tried to remain in the headlines, mostly for all the wrong reasons in Pakistan. His latest confession abour helping US intelligence agencies by hoodwinking Pakistani intelligence agencies is not surprising; the only thing to worry is, why has he decided to expose his last ...

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  • TWith the exit of Gen Flynn from White House after hardly four weeks in office, the Trump administration is hunkering down to answer a plethora of questions on conduct of business. The Russian clouds appear to be omnipresent on the horizon of American politics and national security. The heated ...

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  • TAs Ex-President Obama’s helicopter left the tarmac of White House on 20 Jan, President Trump sat down with his aides to start a new era of fast pace unwinding. Trump’s thrust lines (apparently) are aimed at aggressive posturing, pushing things to limits and putting all targets on the ...

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  • TWith the trump inauguration few days away, Henry Kissinger has been, once again, hitting the headlines across the globe. Few years ago Kissinger’s book ‘On China’ drew flak from western liberrati, and, he was labeled as delusional and compromised. Gordon G Chang, while reviewing ...

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  • TMany in Pakistan may not have heard the name of Professor Aleksandr Dugin, a Russian ideologue, prolific writer, political commentator and proponent of Eurasian renaissance as an alternative model for International Power structure. While our mainstream media relies on a small international radar to ...

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  • TWith year ending and Pakistan looking into 2017, it may be pertinent to conduct a review of Operation Zarb-e-Azb and build upon lessons for a way forward. But, before that, some thought on Hybrid Warfare. The first decade of 21st Century witnessed a new form of warfare experienced by states in MENA ...

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  • TThe heated debate in domestic and foreign media on ISI as the favourite whipping boy of the powers that be keeps surfacing almost everlastingly. The organisation entrusted with the gigantic task of defending Pakistan against external threats and internal discords has remained in the headlines since ...

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  • TEvery year the month of Sep reminds us the heroic contest by Pakistani nation and her soldiers against Indian aggression across the international border. While there is a lot of debate on causations of this war, Pakistan had been legally trying to get the Kashmir issue moving for a final solution. ...

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  • TPakistan’s 70th Independence Day comes at challenging times for the nation, as Anti Pakistan elements display their heinous designs to demoralize 200 million Pakistanis. There are epoch making changes taking place in the region; on one hand we have witnessed accentuated threat from across Pak ...

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