Indo-US Strategic Partnership Threatening Regional Stability

 By Zaheerul Hassan United States secretary of state Hillary Clinton on May 6, 2012 (Sunday) arrived in Kolkata on a three-day visit to India. The set agenda of meeting is: (one) to press India on Iran oil imports, (two) Indo-US dialogue on Afghanistan, (three) India to take up US’ U-turn on Saeed with Hillary Clinton, (four) meeting West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for on foreign direct investmen ...

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Why Karachi is Burning?

[toggle title="Pakistan news"]Pakistan,CIA, India,Karachi, USA[/toggle]By Sajjad Shaukat Although intermittent terror-acts such as target killings, suicide attacks, hostage-takings, intense exchange of firing between two ethnic groups and workers of political parties in wake of setting buildings, shops, vehicles on fire and sectarian violence have continued in [caption id="attachment_869" align="alignright" ...

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Russia Threatens Pre-Emptive Strike On NATO Missile Defense Shields

  zaheerul Hassan Russia’s top military officer has threatened to carry out a pre-emptive strike on U.S.-led NATO missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe if Washington goes ahead with its controversial plan to build a missile shield.   President Dmitry Medvedev said last year that Russia will retaliate militarily if it does not reach an agreement with the United States and NATO on the missile defe ...

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The ‘Manhunt’ To Capture Osama Bin Laden

Peter Bergen A year ago Tuesday, Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces inside a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. When President Obama announced the news, he called the death of bin Laden "the most significant achievement to date" in the war against al-Qaida. [caption id="attachment_854" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Osama Hidout in Abbotabd Pakistan"][/caption] The decade-long search for bin ...

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Political perspective at a glance

Asif Haroon Raja PML-N leaders are in ferocious mood and have threatened convicted PM Gilani to accept Supreme Court (SC) verdict and quit or else face a movement which will throw out his government. Nawaz has indulged in suchlike tantrums in the past as well but time has proven that his jibes have been politically motivated and not meant to unseat the government. In our terminology, it was a Nura-Kushti (f ...

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USA’s stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014 has pitfalls

Asif Haroon Raja The US military supported by the armies of 48 countries including 27 of NATO swooped upon heavily sanctioned impoverished Afghanistan, devoid of regular armed forces, technical and technological means. Afghan Northern Alliance that was in disarray re-conquered Afghanistan with the help of massive backup support provided by the US-Western jets, gunship helicopters, precision guided missiles, ...

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India and Pakistan remain frozen on glacier border dispute

[caption id="attachment_828" align="alignright" width="367" caption="Siachen Glacier: World’s highest battleground: A look at the disputed Himalayan region between India and Pakistan, where 120 Pakistani soldiers were buried by an avalanche in April."][/caption] By Richard Leiby and Simon Denyer RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — It was another Martyrs Day, the Pakistani equivalent of Memorial Day. Hundreds of military ...

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Well done Mr Rohrabacher

Alya Alvi That the US Congressman,  Dana Rohrabacher, who is chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, has written a letter to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, condemning the recent violence in Balochistan and dubbing Pakistan a “failed state”, he has done the job well. Whatever the agenda he is pushing, he is executing with his own sincerity and belief. But one ha ...

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