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China’s military must be prepared to “act at any second”: President Xi

As the new year begins, the first order for the armed forces put forward by China’s President Xi Jinping was to emphasize the need...

Indonesia potentially set to take on China and claim leadership of ‘moderate’ Islam

President Joko Widodo’s recent cabinet reshuffle suggests that Indonesia may adopt a more critical attitude towards China and reinforce government support for efforts by Nahdlatul Ulama...

DG ISPR Gen. Babar Iftikhar on Pakistan & Fifth Generation Warfare

DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar, Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) was commissioned in 6 Lancers in March 1990. He has commanded an Armored Brigade, an Infantry Brigade...

The Question of Taliban under Biden

Pakistan is likely to be put under pressure after US President Elect Joe Biden takes office in the Afghan Peace Process as Biden is...

SEZs and why Pakistan needs them

PTI government has made the creation of jobs as a topmost priority. One major way to create these is via industrial development, and Special...

Book review: Exploring the underemphasized reflections on BRI

Political scientists Alan Chong and Quang Min Pham bring with their edited volume, Critical Reflections on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020),...

Meet former Guantanamo bay prisoner now negotiating withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan

Mullah Muhammad Nabi Omari spent twelve years in the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison before meeting the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for the...

In outgoing interview, Chinese envoy talks India, CPEC, and the West

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Ying last week said that Delhi had made an ‘unwise’ decision to ban Chinese applications in the Hindu-majority country...

Tinder seeks “meaningful conversation” with the PTA after ban

Tinder has announced that it seeks to hold a “meaningful conversation” with the PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) to discuss the application’s “moderation efforts” after...

Imran Khan speaks to Hasina Wajed: Pak Bangladesh ties improving?

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday expressed his desire for “closer and fraternal” relations with Bangladesh, by speaking to the PM. Mr Khan, in what...