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Nadir Mir

  • The planet is moving towards a non-polar world, rather than a multi-polar one. After World War Two (1945), the world was split into two camps or ‘bipolar era’ (the Cardinals of the Kremlin and Grand Masters of the White House). The demise of Soviet Union in 1991 left USA as the ...

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  • The COAS, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, said: “The armed forces remain fully prepared to defeat any external direct threat.” This was, indeed, an apt, timely and direly needed statement. Undoubtedly, its primary task is to defend Pakistan from external threats. This threat from 1947 ...

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  • DG ISPR Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa made an excellent statement that the military supports free, fair and timely elections in the country. In the same vein, COAS General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has categorically stated: “The army supports democracy.” Indeed, this is the need of the ...

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  • Pakistan and India need to opt for ‘cold peace’. Here it would imply peace, but no friendship between the two countries. The recent clashes in Kashmir, the threat of India’s cold start doctrine, the Kargil controversy and Kashmir Day celebrations in Pakistan make it amply clear ...

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  • Pakistan and America were and, perhaps, still are friends. Nevertheless, mostly this relationship has been a roller coaster ride, especially after the Afghan war that is the major cause of instability in Pakistan. Consequently, the economy is collapsing, militancy is increasing impacting Pak-US ...

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  • Pakistan may face revolution at home and war on the border. The environment in Pakistan is charged, to say the least. This is a combination of internal dynamics and geopolitics, reaching critical mass. For over a decade, the Pakistani nation has been squeezed on many fronts. Ever since the war on ...

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  • What is Pakistan Army’s  strategic direction? Is it to focus on western border, internal front/security, or eastern border? The simple answer to these questions  is that existential threat remains from India and thus the primary focus must be on it. The new army doctrine has done ...

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  • To begin with, Pakistan needs reforms. Historically all nations demand reforms. Ironically reforms have been planned and implemented by both evolutionary and revolutionary political systems in the world. The British evolutionary system (except for Oliver Cromwell) since Magna Carter till date has ...

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  • ISI (Inter Services Intelligence) is Pakistan’s real national asset. It is the nation’s first line of defence.  Globally acknowledged as one of the finest intelligence agencies by friends and foes alike. Yet in the past couple of years, it has been demonized at home and abroad. ...

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  • Pakistan-Russian amity is natural. It was forsaken at the altar of the Cold War. Moreover, America’s quest for Soviet Union’s containment and Pakistan’s need of support against bellicose India resulted in the Pak-US alliance. Today, the world has changed geopolitically in ...

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  • Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani’s recent statement was apt, timely and thought-provoking. It is a positive contribution that evoked a lively media debate. Vested interests tried to portray it as the “clash of institutions”. However, difference of opinion is not at ...

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  • Kashmir dispute is a bone of contention between Pakistan and India. If the Indian held Kashmir (IHK) was a part of India, then what is the issue? Nevertheless, the dispute is that Kashmir, which should have been part of Pakistan, is illegally occupied by India. A recent statement issued by ...

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  • Who is Pakistan’s existential enemy - USA, India or the militants? The obvious answer is India! The reason this question needs to be answered is to clarify the hazy image of national security. Indeed, a security policy built on mixed views is bound to fail. And “if the policy is faulty, ...

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  • The enemy in Balochistan is neither the Baloch, nor the Pakistani army, but international hostile forces and their allies. The problem in the province is a deep sense of deprivation, alienation, grievance; the cycle of violence, underdevelopment of a sparse demography spread over vast spaces and, ...

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  • Apparently, Pakistan Army is the target. It is being assailed by friends and foes alike. The army, which has stood like a rock in the country’s defence, is the hurdle for its enemies. Our enemies believe that by weakening the army and demonising the ISI,Pakistancan be denuclearised and ...

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  • Revolution is in the air - globally. At least, the first wave of revolutionary fervour has struck the world, commencing from unlikely Tunisia, spreading through dormant Egypt, toppling the Libyan strongman to the North African-Arabian Peninsula rejoiced in the Arab Spring. Yet, the Occupy Wall ...

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  • It seems that 2012 onwards, the world is on the brink of Third World War. All sane and peace loving men would pray that it is averted. For, the horoscope of the times, points towards a global catastrophe in the making. The guns of August 1914 - First World War - paled in front of the Panzer ...

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  • Recently, a resolution was passed in the US Congress to divide Pakistan and carve out an ‘independent Balochistan’. With this, an old neocon dream was revived. This time the so-called globalists and propagandists, masquerading as human right activists, are the cheerleaders. Against ...

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