Khurram Minhas

  • The strategic nature of two protracted conflicts, i.e., Kashmir dispute and Palestine dispute has overwhelmingly changed for last six months. Since 05 August 2019, India has embarked on a dangerous journey of unilateral decision to abrogate article 370 and revocation of 35(A). After five months on ...

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  • The killing of General Qassem Soleimani and subsequent Iranian careful response to the US strikes has potentially pulled out both countries from the brink of war. However, it seems clear that Iran has started a robust campaign to oust the US military from the Persian Gulf region. The Iranian ...

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  • Once again, Pakistan has been dwelling upon ways and means to pacify arch rivals – Saudi Arabia and Iran – to end the decades’ old rivalry in the Persian Gulf. Prime Minister Imran Khan has embarked on a visit to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The visit comes weeks after ...

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  • The Persian Gulf is one of the most complex and unpredictable regions of the world. The regional security of the Persian Gulf is under severe turmoil since Trump’s unilateral exit from the Iran nuclear deal. Since then, Tehran has rolled back its nuclear commitments and Houthis have increased ...

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  • Decisions of Kulbhushan’s case and Reko Diq’s case in International court of Justice (ICJ) and The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of World Bank respectively have overwhelmed Pakistan’s foreign affairs this month. Apart from their impact on ...

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  • The economic portion of much awaited Jared Kushner’s Arab peace plan has been revealed by White House on June 22, 2019. The United States has proposed to create a US$50 billion global investment fund for the Palestinians and neighbouring Arab states. President Trump has termed it as the ...

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  • This month marks the first anniversary of Trump administration’s exit from Iran nuclear deal. This decision has wiped out decade long diplomatic efforts of the international community. Tensions between Iran and the US have heightened since the American pull-out from Iran nuclear deal. Acts of ...

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  • President of the US Donald Trump has signed a presidential proclamation on March 25, 2019 saying the US recognizes Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights. This is the third time in sixteen months when Trump has taken a controversial decision in the Middle East. The earlier two were the ...

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  • None of the presidents in the American history have scuttled agreements as President Donald Trump did in past two years. Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Paris Climate Agreement, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), ...

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  • The rhetoric of Cold War appears to be back with the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats by Britain and Russia. The US, France and Germany along with the Britain jointly blamed Moscow for poisoning former Russian spy and his daughter. Russia has categorically denied these accusations. On the other ...

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  • Formed in 1969, spanning over four continents with 57 member countries, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) who claims itself a ‘collective voice’ of Muslim world has gradually lost its effectiveness due to internal rift and competing national interests among its member states. ...

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  • Alliances are formed for horizontal cooperation among member states at various levels, including ensuring collective security and promotion of economic interdependence. Alliances have often proved to be effective tools for solving problems among member states as, well as with external actors. ...

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  • The media debate on NA-120 Lahore constituency by-election is revolving around Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) versus Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI). However, another significant development has been took place in this constituency, which might impact future politics of two right-wing ...

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  • From Middle East to Europe, Donald Trump’s first overseas visit has ended with lot of regional and international implications. If one can sum up Trump’s maiden visit to Middle East, it can be considered as a visit to contain Iran, not only politically, but also strategically in the ...

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  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit is going to be held on May 24-25, 2017. Apart from other various important security issues, NATO members will discuss Afghanistan’s security situation and most likely President Donald Trump will announce its policy on Afghanistan. According ...

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  • There is a difference between the Europeans and the Americans, which has been reinforced by the occurrence of Brexit in Europe and election of Donald Trump as the US President. For South Asia, there exists a desire in Europe to push for a dialogue between India and Pakistan. Contrary to the US, ...

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  • Syrian warring parties had met in Geneva on March 4, 2017. The agenda of the negotiations was revolving around three major areas, i.e., establishment of a new constitution, accountable governance and peaceful transition under United Nations supervised elections within 18 month. In 2015, United ...

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  • While the Pakistani nation was revelling the Pakistan Super League (PSL), a powerful bomb blast on Monday ripped through a protest in the city of Lahore on February 13, 2017, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens, according to officials. The explosion went off in Lahore’s busy Mall ...

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