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Iran’s Kurds are growing restless, too

A referendum held by Iraqi Kurds is revving up their Iranian cousins THE Kurds of Iran are calling for independence just as lustily as their cousins in Iraq, perhaps even more so. While the mood in the streets of Iraq’s Kurdish cities was generally subdued and nervous after their referendum …

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WHY THE CHINA-PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR WILL WORSEN TENSIONS IN SOUTHERN ASIA

DANIEL MARKEY SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 Editor’s Note: This is the ninth installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a new series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series seeks to unpack the dynamics of intensifying competition — military, economic, diplomatic — in Southern Asia, principally between China, India, Pakistan, and …

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The Islamic State’s Support Base in Pakistan Continues to Grow

The Islamic State’s flag emerges in Pakistan’s capital. How serious is the threat? By Umair Jamal  Last week, an Islamic State (IS) flag was seen hoisted above one of Islamabad’s main highways. The flag, which sprung the capital’s law enforcement agencies into action, bore the message “The caliphate is coming.” …

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India’s ‘Cold Start’ doctrine: All you need to know

What is India’s ‘Cold Start’ doctrine? India’s ‘Cold War doctrine,’ or ‘Proactive Strategy’+ as the Indian Army calls it, is aimed at making swift and hard inroads into enemy territory, specifically Pakistan. To prevent the outbreak of a nuclear war, such strikes will be ‘limited’ and ‘calibrated’. How quickly can the strike …

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BRICS summit, US, Pakistan and India

James M. Dorsey Pakistan, already furious and reeling from US President Donald J. Trump’s threat to sanction it for supporting militants, has been dealt a potential body blow out of left field. Five major emerging powers, including China and Russia, have for the first time identified Pakistan-backed militant groups as a regional security threat in …

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Why Pakistan army pushed political role for terrorist-linked groups

  Reuters LAHORE: A new Pakistani political party controlled by an Islamist with a $10 million US bounty on his head is backing a candidate in a by-election on Sunday, in what a former senior army officer says is a key step in a military-proposed plan to mainstream terrorist groups. …

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Chinese perceptions of CPEC

Ishrat Husain MOST discussions and analyses with regard to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC) have a Pakistan-driven perspective, and rightly so. After all, we have to safeguard our national interests and ensure maximum benefits for the country. These discussions and writings have evoked a lot of interest in China. This article attempts …

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Number of Balochi-speaking people in Balochistan falls

ISLAMABAD: The Balochi-spea­king population appears to have shrunk marginally in 21 districts of Balochistan over a period of 19 years, whereas no growth in population has been recorded in the nine Pashtun-majority districts. According to the census data, the overall average growth in Balochistan was recorded at a much higher …

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The problems with Pakistan’s Afghan policy

THE National Assembly, the government and the COAS have categorically rejected President Trump’s allegations against Pakistan. The furious outrage of the political and military elite in Pakistan brings to mind Hamlet’s mother who said “the lady doth protest too much, methinks” which questions the credibility of overreactions. The reaction in …

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Pak-US ties: why business as usual may not be the alternative this time around

Yet again, the familiar question: will the Pakistan-US relationship survive the present impasse? My answer for years has been that it must. The risks of letting go are too high for both. I stand by this. But I’d be lying if I said that the developments in recent days have not …

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