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Past articles by Shazar:

Deciphering ISIS Is More Important Than Defeating It

The Islamic State released last month the latest issue of their newsletter Al-Naba, which translates to → Read More

Terrorism, Gun Laws, and Las Vegas

Last year it was Orlando, this year, it’s Las Vegas. The pain and anguish from these incidents don’t seem to subside. Although, countering every act of violence and terrorism is a tough ask, but... → Read More

Is the U.S. Prepared for Islamic State’s Latest Terror Tactic?

Almost everyone in the U.S. seems to have opinions on Afghanistan, and whether President Trump’s Afghan policy will lead to success. Well, there’s a more pressing and serious threat that needs... → Read More

China, Turkey seek bridge over troubled waters of Mideast

The two countries' foreign ministers have pledged stronger geopolitical cooperation, but they face plenty of roadblocks; better to focus on economic ties → Read More

Cherish-able Times in Iraq?

So, Iraqis seem to have done it. They have been through seemingly insurmountable and varied conflicts of late, but they fought their way through it. They were shattered, both mentally and physically.... → Read More

Is a US-Iran showdown imminent?

Asian news hub covering geo-political news and current affairs across Asia → Read More

British voters deciding what ‘enough is enough’ really means

Asian news hub covering geo-political news and current affairs across Asia → Read More

Who is Russia’s real bete noire, ISIS, al-Qaeda or the West?

Asian news hub covering geo-political news and current affairs across Asia → Read More

All hail to the New Year

Its New Year time. Its party time. Do you have your dancing shoes on, already? Have you lined up the party numbers? Are you ready to groove? This is New Year → Read More

Pakistan’s nuclear realm: The unambiguous ambiguity

Jingoistic rhetoric; nukes; right-wing politics. Oh boy, its a combo that can scare the hell out of anyone. But, we in Pakistan and India are so accustomed to → Read More

Factoring in the UXO – It’s time to up the ante

To all those who didnt get the title of the piece, UXO refers to unexploded ordnance. Pakistan is in such a quagmire that factoring in the UXO has become → Read More

December 16, 2014 – How has Pakistan fared since?

Two years have gone by. People have moved on with their lives. Many of the perpetrators of that carnage have been eliminated. Military courts, although → Read More

The ISIS conundrum – Is Pakistan heading in the right direction?

When it comes to terrorist outfits that have infiltrated in Pakistan, ISIS is one name that has surely resulted in the Pakistani authorities experiencing some → Read More