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Obama’s Era – William Pfaff

Action begets reaction in foreign policy as in physics, and action unconsidered for its possible consequences has been responsible for many results for which statesmen...

The Afghan And The Mighty Empire – Aijaz Zaka Syed

So this is how the cookie crumbles. The United States says that the much debated ‘security pact’ with Afghanistan is in the interest of the Afghan people and...

Muslim World Is Burning – Muhammad Ali Siddiqi

FROM Pakistan to the Levant, the Muslim world is burning in a self-lift fire, the `confrontation without` having given way to `a confrontation within`. Beyond the...

Lessons From Baghdad

Iraq is unravelling faster than a cheap sweater. Within nearly two years of the US withdrawal, the security situation in the country has gone to pot, with a major civil...

Forever Wars

The list of countries the US has attacked, meddled in, and changed regimes of since the Second World War is long. Among lofty objectives, the US onslaughts on...

India`s Self-Seeking Missiles

YET again, India has been struggling to become a mere nonpermanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC). The country aspires to join the Big 5 as a nuclear equal,...

‘Humanitarian’ Intervention

Sovereignty cannot be a shield for tyrants to commit one murder; nor can it be an excuse for the international community to turn a blind eye. This is what US President...

Spying On ‘Friends’

Prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Manmohan Singh had talks in a New York hotel last week and no doubt every word was recorded by the US National Security Agency (NSA)....

The Price Of Hyper-Intervention

The Syrian crisis dominated debate at an international conference last week in Stockholm that reviewed a range of global strategic issues. Organised by the London-based...

An Epic Victory

The US is not now bombing Syria. Let’s savor that again: for the moment at least, the US is not now bombing Syria. That alone qualifies as an epic, unprecedented...

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