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A Seismic Geopolitical Shift Is Underway In South Asia

January 28, 2018 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ For the second time in two weeks, Iranian intelligence forces have seized consignments of weapons moving into Iran from Pakistan. In the first instance, Iran seized explosives and communications equipment allegedly belonging to a splinter group of the virulently anti-Shia Jundallah Islamic group, which operates in Pakistan and conducts attacks […]

Why Trump Is Right About Pakistan

January 4, 2018 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ In his first Tweet of 2018, President Donald Trump highlighted the chronic Pakistani duplicity in regard to the war in Afghanistan: “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, […]

Will Pakistan Be The Next Syria-like Battleground?

November 27, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ China is nervous. Over the last few months, the Chinese have encouraged and participated in talks between Iranian and Pakistani officials about the increasing tension along their joint border in Pakistan’s southwest province of Balochistan. The Chinese are concerned about their multi-billion-dollar investment in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which […]

Balochistan: A Wider Strategic Context In The Afghanistan Debate

June 10, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ Yes, the primary mission is still to protect the homeland by preventing Afghanistan from being used again as a safe haven for terrorists to attack the U.S. or our allies. And, yes, troop levels and the operational tempo have always been predicated on a single proposition, to buy enough time so […]

Pakistan Sees No Role For The U.S. In The Future Of Afghanistan

May 30, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ Pakistan sees no role for the U.S. in the future of Afghanistan If you want to understand the foreign policy of Pakistan, look to the Pakistani military. If you want to understand the views of the Pakistani military, look to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and its new chief, Lieutenant General […]

The Lesson Of Lahore

April 6, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ In a statement that reveals yet again how out of touch the administration is, Josh Earnest, (pictured) White House spokesman, said that the massive suicide bombing in Lahore, in which 70 people were killed and about 300 injured, didn’t simply target Christians since many Muslims were victims as well. Yet the […]

Our World: In Pakistan, They Trust

January 14, 2016 by

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By Caroline Glick ~ It is a testament to the precarious state of the world today that in a week that saw North Korea carry out a possible test of a hydrogen bomb, the most frightening statement uttered did not come from Pyongyang. It came from Pakistan. Speaking in the military garrison town of Rawalpindi, […]