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Syed Ata Hasnain

Mideast gets breather amid US-Iran standoff

With the kind of passion generated by Iranian nationalism there was a range of options which analysts were assessing from the Iranian side.

11 Jan 2020 12:36 AM

India gets CDS at last: A role that will evolve

The need was felt for a single-point strategic military adviser to the government.

03 Jan 2020 6:35 AM

Islamic world’s schisms grow, to affect India too

The one impression of Pakistan that I have always persisted with has been a high regard for its senior diplomats.

28 Dec 2019 1:58 AM

How Bajwa affair may impact politics in Pakistan

First is the attempted perpetuation of status quo.

06 Dec 2019 2:56 AM

Reach out to J&K’s populace, ease Net curbs; but keep LoC vigil tight

From a comprehensive national security perspective, this needs examination in domains which usually constitute such a review.

13 Nov 2019 12:51 AM

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Why Siachen glacier is vital to India’s defence

Only few in India have had the opportunity to examine the Siachen glacier both on the ground and in detail on maps.

26 Oct 2019 1:26 AM

Standoff with Taliban & limits of US credibility

Zalmay Khalilzad negotiated with the Taliban over the past one year, and with more focus through the last four months.

12 Sep 2019 12:09 AM

Can Pakistan Army deliver on Imran’s threats?

Pakistan’s ability to spin propaganda as effective psychological warfare may project a much higher capability than actually exists.

05 Sep 2019 12:56 AM

The Taliban are coming! Should we run scared?

A reality check from the past to the present may be necessary to correctly assess this threat.

26 Aug 2019 12:11 AM

Real challenge in J&K when lockdown is eased

The realists in Pakistan understand and fully recognise that any territory of J&K in India’s control cannot be secured by Pakistan by force.

17 Aug 2019 1:18 AM

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Win J&K hearts, minds with better governance

The continued celebratory mode without caring for a return to outreach is a sure way of diluting the effect of such a momentous decision.

07 Aug 2019 1:09 AM

Despite Trump’s bonhomie towards Pak, India-US partnership is a long-term deal

Trump’s foreign policy emphasis has been on selected areas — China, the Middle East, North Korea and Afghanistan.

01 Aug 2019 12:03 AM

There should never be a ‘Kargil’ again, stay alert

The war was India’s first televised one, with pictures of the battlefront beamed live to drawing rooms.

26 Jul 2019 12:16 AM

Resurgence in US-Pak ties may be on the cards

President Trump’s desire to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan could not have been expressed at a more appropriate juncture for Pakistan.

22 Jul 2019 1:45 AM

Iran deploying proxies to resist US coercion?

How proxies fit into the genre of modern warfare is an important aspect to analyse to assess the emerging threats in the Middle East.

17 Jul 2019 2:14 AM

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Get it right in J&K: Correct security perceptions

In Kashmir alone over 40 units are deployed in a grid system.

25 Jun 2019 1:35 AM

The core security challenge facing NDA-3

A fresh start is urgently needed in Jammu and Kashmir, and with Pakistan and Afghanistan.

29 May 2019 1:00 AM

AFSPA: A law that is little understood

In anticipation of all this, a little analysis and basic information will be good for better understanding of actions.

23 May 2019 12:25 AM

Low ISIS footprint in India may be misleading

Most important, India’s Muslims need leaders of substance who can guide, lead and advise.

08 May 2019 12:18 AM

US, Iran intensify gamesmanship in Mideast

The IRGC is now entrenched on Israel’s northern border, where it supports the Lebanese Hezbollah and seeks to cement Tehran’s foothold in Syria.

22 Apr 2019 12:10 AM

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