Tuesday, February 25, 2020
by Jed Babbin Come hell or Blackwater, nothing is about to change — unless… About a month ago, President Trump met with his national security team — Defense Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and National Security Advisor Lt....
Abstract History testifies that the weaker States have always served as a buffer zone among formidable confronting States. The weaker States have been exploited to fulfil the vested interests of powerful nations. This Article investigates how and why Balochistan territory was...
          LAWRENCE SELLIN Retired Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve That astute observation is not mine, but Indrani Bagchi’s writing for the Indian Economic Times: Pakistan could end up as a version of China’s North Korea exercise in South Asia, kind of like screen villain Ajit’s...
Stated simply, one gigantic, transnational jihadi region in South Asia will come to exist. Let me begin by describing what, in the news media, appears to be two different events, but are really the same thing. On July 23, 2016, the...
By Lawrence Sellin 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...
Nestled deep in the midst of towering mountains, Quetta’s historic tourist point Hanna Lake has completely dried up. Cracks have started to appear in the lakebed as there has been no rainfall here for months. “The natural cycle of...
By Lawrence SellinPakistan has proved itself to be an unreliable US ally in Afghanistan and in the battle against Islamic extremism. The time is long overdue for alternative courses of action, including ramping up attacks on terrorist targets in...
If you browse through the latest headlines about the now month-long border stand-off between India and China, you might think the Asian rivals are teetering on the brink of an armed conflict. The rhetoric is full of foreboding and menace....
By Panos Mourdoukoutas The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will take Pakistan back to a place it doesn't want to be: knocking on the door of the IMF, as it did back in 2001. With a big difference this time around -- the door may not be open. CPEC will...
By Ted Poe The United States has many complex foreign relationships. Being the world’s only superpower requires dealing with the good, the bad and the ugly of nation-states. The good are obvious. They are America’s allies and partners who we...