Category Archives: Pakistan

Trump Pressures Islamabad – TTG

Last Monday our President kicked off the public phase of his administration’s effort to modify the behavior of Pakistan with his “go to” tool of state power… the tweet. “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion … Continue reading

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Tillerson’s Trip & the new Great Game (FB Ali)

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hasn’t travelled the world anywhere as much as his predecessor, Hilary Clinton; she covered almost a million miles! That is why his recent trip to South Asia excited some attention. It also brought into focus … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, China, Middle East, Pakistan, Politics, Russia | 78 Comments

What Are the Democrats Hiding? by Publius Tacitus

The mainstream media appears to be working overtime to ignore the following story: EXCLUSIVE: FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide’s Home This is the story of Pakistani born Imran Awan. In late May the NY Post … Continue reading

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One Belt, One Road (FB Ali)

The Chinese project of "One Belt, One Road" (OBOR) has drawn remarkably little attention and comment in the West, especially in the USA. This is surprising, considering its tremendous scope, its implications for a large part of the world (with … Continue reading

Posted in China, Current Affairs, Pakistan, Russia | 109 Comments

Diplomacy must reflect reality and not be mere attempts at trickery.

"The Syrian army looked poised on Saturday to advance into the Islamic State-held province of Raqqa for the first time since 2014, apparently to pre-empt any move by Saudi Arabia to send ground forces into Syria to fight the jihadist … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Current Affairs, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Pakistan, Policy, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey | 61 Comments

“Outside the Beltway” Radio – 17 February, 2010

I was on "Outside the Beltway" radio last night with James Joyner and Dave Schuler. This three sided conversation lasted an hour and covered a lot of ground.  If you want to hear this podcast, the link is below.

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Peril in Pakistan – FB Ali

Whatever the outcome of President Obama’s deliberations, two things are certain. One, the war in Afghanistan will continue, in whatever altered shape or form. Two, it will still be the wrong war, against the wrong enemy, and in the wrong … Continue reading

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“Show Time” for the Pakistan Army

"Taliban spokesman Azam Tari said the guerrillas had inflicted “heavy casualties” on the army, the Associated Press reported yesterday. “We will defend our land till our last man and our last drop of our blood,” the agency quoted him as … Continue reading

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