Browsing All posts tagged under »Pakistan«

A Seismic Geopolitical Shift Is Underway In South Asia

January 28, 2018 by


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


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


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 […]

Pakistan’s Permanent Jihadi Network

August 4, 2017 by


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 […]

A New Afghanistan Strategy

July 26, 2017 by


By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ For sixteen years the United States, NATO and the Afghan security forces have fought a war tactically in a strategic environment that made victory impossible. We have been fighting the wrong war. The war in Afghanistan is actually in Pakistan. Current American policy towards Pakistan is one based on extortion, […]

Balochistan: A Wider Strategic Context In The Afghanistan Debate

June 10, 2017 by


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


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 […]

Our World: In Pakistan, They Trust

January 14, 2016 by


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, […]

ISIS Eyes Nuclear Armed Pakistan

November 3, 2014 by


By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ Pakistan’s use of Islamic militancy as an instrument of its foreign policy, including knowingly playing host to Osama bin Laden, may now pose a looming threat to its own national security. According to Pakistani sources, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is gaining strength in Pakistan. Altaf Hussain, […]

The Perfidious Pakistanis

June 5, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ The news out of Pakistan these days includes a 33-year prison sentence for a Pakistani doctor, Dr. Shakil Afridi, for allegedly working with the CIA to find and kill Osama bin Laden in May 2011. They devoted a lot of effort to find the doctor, but none to find bin Laden […]

The Pakistan Conundrum

September 22, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba The answer to whether Pakistan is our friend is “It depends.” That’s an apt description of U.S.-Pakistani relations over the years, but one thing is sure, Pakistan believes it is surrounded by enemies in general and fears India in particular. With a mindset like that, friendship is not a priority, but survival—even […]

The Pakistani Pit of Deception

May 8, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba Even Pakistanis do not believe that their political and military leaders did not know bin Laden was living, as one columnist put it, “wrapped in the bosom of the Pakistani security establishment.” Cyril Almeida, writing in the Pakistani newspaper, Dawn, a few days after the killing of bin Laden noted that, when […]

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd Accused By Pakistan Intelligence Of Big-Noting

May 6, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt The Kevin Rudd mentioned in the title is former Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, deposed in a party room coup late last year. To somewhat appease him, he was made Foreign Minister, and now that too, seems to be causing some problems for Australia…..TonyfromOz. The allegation seems improbable and is denied, […]

Pakistan, the Epicenter of Global Terrorism

May 3, 2011 by


By Lisa Curtis The elimination of Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden vindicates U.S. strategy in the region. It will be seen as a major success for the U.S. and show the world that America will remain committed to hunting down its enemies for as long it takes. The operation also highlights that Pakistan is truly at the epicenter […]

Where Osama Died Just Underlines The U.S. Message

May 3, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt THE United States killed Osama bin Laden in shots that will be heard around the world. It is not just that the Saudi-born al-Qaida chief was killed by US special forces in Pakistan just after midnight yesterday, finally brought to justice for the September 11 attacks a decade ago. It is also […]

A Rushed Afghan Troop Withdrawal Could Be Disastrous

June 17, 2010 by


From The Editor at Family Security Matters. On Friday, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that David Cameron, prime minister of the new British government, intends to speed up the process by which his country’s troops can withdraw from Afghanistan. On the same day, the British head of the armed forces, Sir Jock Stirrup, announced that […]

How Empires Die

July 21, 2009 by


By Alan Caruba I recently read an interesting book by Christopher Kelly, The End of Empire: Attila the Hun and The Fall of Rome. Our popular image of Attila is that of a barbaric pagan, but Priscus of Panium set off to meet Attila in 449 AD and, as Kelly relates, “Attila turned out to […]

Geography Lesson

May 15, 2009 by


A couple of days ago I did a cartoon map/lesson about America’s Occupied Territories. It was history and geography. Today’s cartoon is a map/lesson about the “Pakistan’s Problem”. Why did geography seem so boring in high school? And so important today? Read More Dry Bones by Yaakov Kirschen

Hillary, The In-Experienced

January 1, 2008 by


Wake Up America has a devastating piece up about the Hil-da-beast showing her total inexperience and lack of understanding about Pakistan’s current situation. As Pakistan is the most difficult issue facing the candidates at the moment, it will be a crucible, burning off the slag and showing us what each of these people really are. […]

Bad Day In Pakistan: Bhutto Killed

December 27, 2007 by


It’s a bad day in Pakistan… and a bad day for the US. RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Dec. 27 — Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday at a political rally, two months after she returned from eight years of exile to attempt a political comeback, officials said. Bhutto, 54, was shot at close range […]