Monday , February 24 2020

Geopolitics & National Security

What does Jamal Kashoggi’s killing have to do with CPEC?

Journalists in Saudi Arabia

Geo-political dynamics are complicated. Take the recent accommodation between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. According to the highly prestigious Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan struck gold with the Saudis in October. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmon (MBS) agreed that the Saudi kingdom would send Pakistan’s central bank $3 billion USD in outright aid, and would give Pakistan an extra …

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The Arithmetic of India-U.S. Relations and the Russian Factor

India-U.S 2+2

The 2+2 dialogue is a relatively new phenomenon which provides states with an opportunity to combine the discussion on security matters with general issues of international and bilateral affairs. Such a format helps widen the agenda and yield more fruitful results. The ‘recent 2+2 talks involving James Mattis, Mike Pompeo, Nirmala Sitharaman and Sushma Swaraj is the most high profile …

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China’s vulnerability, India’s opportunity

Indo-China Relations

India has reportedly decided not to join the US–led counter to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The US initiative, which is a trilateral one involving Japan and Australia, was launched at the first Indo-Pacific Business Forum meeting on July 30 and seeks to fund infrastructure projects in the region for which about USD 113 million has been earmarked. India …

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Pashtuns want UN intervention against Pakistan

Pashtuns

An anti-Pakistan demonstration was staged by the activists of the Pashtun Takhafuz Movement (PTM), a civic movement of the Pashtun community against Pakistani security establishment for its direct and indirect involvement in human rights abuses against the suppressed ethnic Pashtuns, and the country’s state sponsored terrorism on both sides of the unauthorized Durand Line, resulting in Pashtun genocide by the …

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Indian Hindu Leader Hosted in Shomron, Israel

Israel-India relations

This spring, Arun Upadhyay, International President of Hindu Struggle Committee, realized a long- cherished dream: he visited Israel. While the world marvels at the growing relationship between Israel and India, numerous individuals are making it work at a person-to-person level. Arun, a Hindu activist, has worked on building the India-Israel relationship at the grass roots level for more than a …

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Open Letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi By Major Gaurav Arya (Retd)

Major Gaurav Arya

Here is an insightful open letter by Major Gaurav Arya (Retd) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding national security, geo political threats and a lot more #MajorGauravArya #adgpi #IndianArmy Respected Pradhan Mantri ji, As I write these lines, I am fully aware that you may never read them. Also, I have nothing new to say. You have the nation’s intelligence …

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Pashtun Long March, long suppressed Pashtuns raise their voice

Pashtun spring

Pashtun Long March was organized by the Pashtun Protection Movement, formerly known as Mehsud Protection Movement, which was led by Manzoor Pashteen. The movement started after the encounter of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a Pashtun model who resided in Karachi. Naqeeb was linked to terrorists groups without any evidence and killed by Rao Anwar. In response, Naqeeb’s tribe started a march to …

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Umar Daud Khattak, Mission Commander, Pashtunistan Liberation Army in conversation with Shaurya Ritwik

Umar Daud Khattak

Umar Daud Khattak is a warrior and Mission Commander of Pashtunishtan Liberation Army fighting against the illegal occupation of Pakistan from past many years. He is in list of most wanted by Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI. In an interview with The Charticle’s Founding Editor Shaurya Ritwik in Kabul, Afghanistan he talked about his Free Pashtunishtan movement, Pashtun history, Pakistan army’s atrocities in Balochistan, Pashtunishtan and …

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The National Security Market is Open for Proxy Wars

War in Afghanistan

– By Umar Daud Khattak, Pashtunistan Freedom Activist Since childhood, I have been thinking why the war in Pashtun lands [in Afghanistan and Pakistan] does not come to a conclusion. Why the war [or in western NATO context, the war on terror, formerly called Jihad, an American Jihad against USSR’s communism] has no winner and loser? Why there are no …

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United States suspending military equipment delivery, most aid to Pakistan

United States

Taking the strictest action against Pakistan, the United States has announced that it was freezing most security aid and the delivery of military equipment because Islamabad continues to shelter terrorists despite several warnings from President Donald Trump and other leaders. “We will not be delivering military equipment or transfer security-related funds to Pakistan,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said on …

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