• From Afghanistan to World War III0

    • Blog
    • September 9, 2017

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal At the outset, it is made clear that the USA has no plan to leave Afghanistan ever and it has no plan to end the war in Syria as well for strategic reasons. Aggressors and invaders under some vague pretexts do not have the real intent to quit the invaded, occupied

  • Rohingya Crisis, George Soros, Oil & Lessons For India0

    • Blog
    • September 9, 2017

    When George Soros comes to this or that country… he looks for religious, ethnic or social contradictions, chooses the model of action for one of these options or their combination and tries to ‘warm them up’. By Shelley Kasli – September 8, 2017 The ongoing crisis in Myanmar including tensions between Buddhist and Muslim communities


    • Blog
    • September 9, 2017

    By several of its recent acts and approaches in its relationship with other regions in the world, China has given a clear signal that it wants to dominate Asia and emerge as the super power in the world. This grand vision of China is focused on overtaking USA in economic and military might and squeezing

  • Iran thanks Saudi Arabia for not harming its Hajj pilgrims! A new reconciliation effort?0

    • Blog
    • September 9, 2017

     -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal 09/09/2017 Artificial dichotomy  Saudi Arabia is a Sunni Islamic kingdom with a tradition of close ties with the USA, the UK and France. Iran is a Shia Islamic Republic founded in an anti-Western revolution with close ties to Russia and China. Both Saudi Arabia and Iran are seen to have aspirations

  • The U.S.-Pakistan Relationship Is on Life Support0

    There is genuine anger and apprehension. Michael Kugelman   In the days since President Trump came down hard on Pakistan in his speech outlining America’s new Afghanistan strategy, the reaction in Islamabad—and elsewhere across the country—has been predictably angry and defiant. Pakistan’s National Security Committee, a group of top government and military officials, rejected Trump’s

  • A champion of Pakistan’s minorities0

    • Blog
    • September 6, 2017

    It was General Zia’s period in which madrassas proliferated and blasphemy laws and Sharia courts were instituted. And Pakistan, according to Farahnaz, lurched towards extremism by Akbar Ahmed On Easter Sunday last year a Taliban suicide bomber detonated ten kilograms of explosives and metal ball bearings in a park full of Pakistani Christian families in


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  • The Rohingyas – Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide, book review

    The scale and nature of the violence unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya have prompted a top United Nations official to describe the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Human Rights Watch has concurred, and Amnesty International has called for an investigation into these criminal acts. The violence, underpinned by the

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