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Has Reconciliation Been Advanced?

Has reconciliation been advanced?

The trilateral summit hosted in London by Prime Minister David Cameron, judging by the joint statement his office released, has been an outstanding success. Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed on…

Karzai In Washington

Karzai in Washington

As I write this on Tuesday morning the drama of the ‘long march’ of the Tehrik Minhaj-ul-Quran dominates the air waves. Whatever its outcome we must recognise that it reflects…

Taking Baby Steps Towards Peace

Taking baby steps towards peace

These are evidently early days in the Afghan peace process, and the tentative ‘talks about talks’ currently underway between the US and the Taliban in Qatar are at best the…

Capital Suggestion…Saudi Or Iran?

Capital suggestion…Saudi or Iran?

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar have all teamed up with Turkey and the United States to bring down Bashar Hafez al-Assad. In the other corner…

A Bend In The Road

A bend in the road

A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn. (Anonymous) The ground realities seem to have persuaded the United States…

Crime And Terrorism: Financial Challenges – I

Crime and terrorism: Financial challenges – I

INTRODUCTION: This paper seeks to integrate the efforts made by individual group activity members while studying and analysing the manifold directions of money laundering and terrorist financing. The topics assigned…

Beyond Elections

Beyond elections

Looking beyond the coming elections, Pakistan’s future looks bleak. There is little question that elections 2013 will prove more divisive and chaotic than anything we have seen before. Mere transfer…

Hurdles To Peace

Hurdles to peace

After a decade of relentless and savage military operations in which, according to some surveys, more than 140.000 people have been killed, the Americans have finally begun to by engage…

The Syrian Debacle

The Syrian debacle

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are engaged in a proxy war at the behest of the United States to destabilize Syria and change the regime in Damascus. Saudi Arabia bankrolls…