Category Pakistan

The United States Is Preparing For The Wrong War

Excerpts.   There’s nothing wrong with rebuilding the United States’ conventional combat capacity. By all means, buy more fighter aircraft and navy ships. Spend more time training with artillery and tanks. Those weapons are needed to maintain deterrence and keep the peace. But don’t imagine that all this firepower will keep us safe. The United […]

Threat Assessment #Fail: al-Qaeda Quietly Growing, By Design

Conclusion: A critical concern for the coming year is that terrorists could export battlefield tactics to populated urban centers far from war zones. Examples of this include ISIS’s use of drones for attacks and the potential for chemical weapons attacks. So when I look at the threat picture over the next year, I see one […]

Concerns Voiced Over ‘Hybrid Wars’ In Region – Pakistan

Concerns voiced over ‘hybrid wars’ in region By Bureau Report, View Original February 13th, 2018 PESHAWAR: Speakers at a session here on Monday expressed concerns over the ongoing ‘hybrid wars’ at the behest of superpowers in the region. “No arms, ammunition, tanks and missiles etc are used in hybrid wars by the warring parties but they […]

China To Build More Naval Bases To Augment The Maritime Part Of Their Belt-And-Road Strategy

More support bases to be built to assist PLA Navy: analyst By Yang Sheng Global Times 2018/2/12 It is reasonable and necessary for China to strengthen its maritime power as it is becoming stronger, Chinese experts said after People’s Daily published three articles on a whole page to emphasize the importance of building China […]

Abbottabad Files Reveal Iran Helped Train al-Qaeda Recruits To Hijack Planes

  Abbottabad files reveal Iran helped train al-Qaeda recruits to hijack planes The Abbottabad documents revealed that late al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden insisted to use jets in attacks against the US even after the September 11, 2001 twin attacks. Bin Laden urged his commanders to focus their efforts on aerial attacks against the […]

The Long Shadow Of A.Q. Khan: How One Scientist Helped The World Go Nuclear

As one of my blog followers put it: “It is interesting to note that the Council on Foreign Relations article below identifies Benazir Buhtto as the key figure in enabling the A.Q. Khan nuclear proliferation network to work.  Nevertheless, Ms. Buhtto is lionized at Harvard.”  Just saying…… January 31, 2018 The Long Shadow […]

Pakistan And China Sign 5 Accords & 1 MOU Strengthening Collab Between Gwadar & Chinese Port Cities Six accords of cooperation signed between Gwadar, China’s Ports in Port News 30/01/2018 Pakistan and China on Monday inked five Agreements and a Memorandum of Understanding for strengthening collaboration between Gwadar and the Chinese port cities. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi witnessed the ceremony, as representatives of Pakistan and China inked the documents, following […]

The Reviews Are In: Here’s What Experts Are Saying About Jim Mattis’ New Strategy

The reviews are in: Here’s what experts are saying about Jim Mattis’ new strategy Washington Examiner · by Politics · January 19, 2018 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis released the new National Defense Strategy on Friday, a mostly classified document with a public portion that moves away from anti-terrorism as the top mission and focuses on peer competitors Russia and China. […]

China’s Soft And Sharp Power/The Strategist, By Joseph S. Nye

China’s soft and sharp power | The Strategist · by Joseph S. Nye · January 8, 2018 China has invested billions of dollars to increase its soft power, but it has recently suffered a backlash in democratic countries. A new report by the National Endowment for Democracy argues that we need to re-think soft power, because ‘the conceptual vocabulary […]

China May Build 2nd Foreign Naval Base In Pakistan Amid Trump’s Row With Islamabad

China may build second foreign naval base in Pakistan amid Trump’s row with Islamabad   FILE PHOTO: Chinese Navy warships © Guang Niu / Reuters China is reportedly planning to boost its military presence overseas with its second foreign naval base in Pakistan. The news comes amid a row between the US and Pakistan, […]