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    Nauman Sadiq

    Nauman Sadiq is an Islamabad-based attorney, columnist and geopolitical analyst focused on the politics of Af-Pak and MENA regions, neocolonialism and Petroimperialism.

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  • Dangerous Escalation Between Nuclear-Armed Rivals India And Pakistan0

    February 27, 2019 Nauman Sadiq In a pre-dawn airstrike at 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 12 Indian Mirage 2000 fighter jets intruded into Pakistan’s airspace and dropped their payload on the top of a mountain at a terrorist training camp, allegedly belonging to a jihadist group that had claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack in the

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  • Is Imran Khan A Stooge Of Pakistan’s Military?0

    By Nauman Sadiq     19 February 2019 During Imran Khan’s four-month sit-in and political demonstrations in front of the parliament in Islamabad from August to December 2014, the allegations of election rigging and the demand for electoral reforms were simply a smokescreen. A question would naturally arise in the minds of curious observers of Pakistan’s politics that what prompted

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  • CIA Was Aiding Jihadists Before Soviets Invaded Afghanistan0

     January 27, 2019 Nauman Sadiq  Originally, there were four parties involved in the Afghan conflict which are mainly responsible for the debacle in the Af-Pak region. Firstly, the former Soviet Union which invaded Afghanistan in December 1979. Secondly, Pakistan’s security agencies which nurtured the Afghan so-called “mujahideen” (freedom fighters) on the behest of Washington. Thirdly, Saudi

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  • Why Did The Pakistan Army Kill The ‘Father Of Taliban’? 0

    Maulana Sami ul-Haq’s supporters attend the funeral prayers in Akora Khattak  BBC News   November 5, 2018 Nauman Sadiq On Friday evening, Maulana Sami-ul-Haq was found dead in his Rawalpindi residence. The assassination was as gruesome as the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He was stabbed multiple times in chest,

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  • Machiavellian Intrigues Of Pakistan’s ‘Establishment’0

      By Nauman Sadiq    14/3/2018 In Pakistan’s context, the national security establishment originally meant civil-military bureaucracy. Though over the years, the civil bureaucracy has taken a backseat and now “the establishment” is defined as military’s top brass that has dictated Pakistan’s security and defense policy since its inception. Paradoxically, security establishments do not have ideologies,

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  • Pakistan’s Voiceless Pashtuns Find Voice 0

      February 10, 2018 Nauman Sadiq   Is it not ironic that two very similar insurgencies have simultaneously been going on in Pakistan for the last several years: the Baloch insurgency in the Balochistan province and the insurgency of the Pashtun tribesmen in the tribal areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering the US-occupied Afghanistan. While

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  • Why Are Washington’s Clients Getting Cozy To Moscow?0

    October 6, 2017 Nauman Sadiq Turkey, which has the second largest army in NATO, has been cooperating with Russia in Syria against Washington’s interests since last year and has recently placed an order for the Russian-made S-400 missile system. Similarly, the Saudi King Salman, who is on a landmark state visit to Moscow, has signed

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  • Education: A Privilege Of The Rich In The Third World0

      By Nauman Sadiq We commit a big fallacy when we assume that our educational accomplishments are our individual achievements. We like to believe that we were born with a certain innate talent which makes us intellectually superior to all the rest. But the fact of the matter is that our innate talents aren’t all

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  • Afghanistan: From Soviet Occupation to American ‘Liberation’0

    By Nauman Sadiq During the election campaign of 2008 before he was elected as the president, Barack Obama made an artificial distinction between the “just war” in Afghanistan and the unjust war in Iraq. In accordance with the flawed distinction, he pledged that he would withdraw American troops stationed in Iraq. The unilateral intervention in

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  • Electoral Reforms For Developing Democracies0

    By Nauman Sadiq March 18, 2017 The biggest fault in democracy, as it is practiced all over the world, is the election campaign funding part, because the individuals and corporations that finance an election campaign always have ulterior motives: that is, they treat political funding as investment from which they intend to make profits by

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  • How Ambassador Haqqani’s Confession Endorses Seymour Hersh’s Account Of Bin Laden’s Killing?

    How Ambassador Haqqani’s Confession Endorses Seymour Hersh’s Account Of Bin Laden’s Killing?0

    How Ambassador Haqqani’s Confession Endorses Seymour Hersh’s Account Of Bin Laden’s Killing?   By Nauman Sadiq March 14, 2017 In his March 10 article [1] for the Washington Post, Pakistan’s ambassador to the US at the time of Osama Bin Laden’s execution, Husain Haqqani, has confessed to his role in facilitating the assassination of Bin

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  • How Pashtun Insurgency Being Portrayed As Terrorism In Pakistan

    How Pashtun Insurgency Being Portrayed As Terrorism In Pakistan0

    How Pashtun Insurgency Being Portrayed As Terrorism In Pakistan   By Nauman Sadiq March 13, 2017 In Pakistan, there are three distinct categories of militants: the Afghan-centric Pashtun militants; the Kashmir-centric Punjabi militants; and the transnational terrorists, like al-Qaeda. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which is mainly comprised of Pashtun militants, carries out bombings against Pakistan’s state

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