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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, […]

FBI: American Gestapo

December 20, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ Any government agency with law enforcement and surveillance authority that uses those powers for political purposes is the definition of a secret police, no better than the Nazi Gestapo or the Soviet KGB. There is indeed probable cause to conclude, meaning indictable offenses, that employees of the Department of Justice […]

Turning Corners In Afghanistan

December 1, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ In the latest issue of Foreign Policy journal, Paul McLeary quotes Gen. John Nicholson, head of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, who claims, that after 16 years of war, the United States and its Afghan partners “have turned the corner,” the “momentum is now with Afghan security forces,” and […]

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 […]

Bergdahl Sentence – Obama Is Still Giving The Orders

November 6, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ It was a show trial, but not in the usual meaning of the term. Bowe Bergdahl was never meant to be punished. The trial was all for show. It was not, however, mismanagement or incompetence, but arguably deliberate. On the night of June 30, 2009, then Army Private First Class […]

Pakistan’s Permanent Jihadi Network

August 4, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ The United States, NATO and the Afghan government should not be trying to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table, but Pakistan. Located about 100 kilometers from the Afghanistan border in Kharan, Balochistan is one of the hundreds of outposts of Pakistan’s permanent jihadi network. Far lesser known than al-Qaeda […]