Afghanistan/Pakistan

IN THE NEWS: SHADOWY GROUP AGAIN THREATENS IRAN-PAKISTAN RELATIONS (FEBRUARY 19, 2019)

Written by admin on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Shadowy Group Again Threatens Iran-Pakistan Relations SOURCE: Gandhara Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (Posted) By ABUBAKAR SIDDIQUE The relations between Pakistan and Iran have taken a nosedive following one of the worst attacks on Iranian forces in a restive southeastern region connecting the neighbouring Muslim countries. Amid mounting […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN PM IMRAN KHAN’S PULWAMA TERROR ATTACK STATEMENT IS AN ECHO OF ITS ARMY’S LINE ON TERROR (FEBRUARY 19, 2019)

Written by admin on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s Pulwama terror attack statement is an echo of its Army’s line on terror SOURCE: The Indian Express Tuesday, February 19, 2019 *Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Pulwama terror attack: India always has a precondition of discussing terrorism. I am telling you that we […]

IN MEMORIAM J.H.J.M. (JAN) VAN HEUGTEN

Written by admin on Monday, February 18th, 2019

In memoriam J.H.J.M. (Jan) van Heugten (1957-2018) It is with great grief and bewilderment that I must inform you about the untimely death of my long-time research partner, friend, co-author, criticaster and website editor for over 30 years, Drs Jan van Heugten. His rather sudden demise after a devastating illness came rapidly and merciless, leaving […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN HONOURS SAUDI CROWN PRINCE WITH HIGHEST CIVILIAN AWARD (FEBRUARY 18, 2019)

Written by admin on Monday, February 18th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan honours Saudi crown prince with highest civilian award SOURCE: Al Jazeera Monday, February 18, 2019 By ASAD HASHIM *President Arif Alvi awards Mohammed bin Salman the Nishan-e-Pakistan a day after $20bn investment deals were signed Islamabad, Pakistan – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been […]

IN THE NEWS: THE COST OF FRIENDSHIP (FEBRUARY 17, 2019)

Written by admin on Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten The cost of friendship SOURCE: The News on Sunday Sunday, February 17, 2019 By UMBER KHAIRI *What price will Pakistan pay for Saudi support? Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have longstanding links: the Saudis have been heavily invested in Pakistan’s military and have benefitted from its expertise over […]

IN THE NEWS: IRAN SAYS DEADLY ATTACK ON REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS PLANNED IN PAKISTAN (FEBRUARY 17, 2019)

Written by admin on Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Iran Says Deadly Attack On Revolutionary Guards Planned In Pakistan SOURCE: Gandhara Sunday, February 17, 2019 Iran’s parliament speaker has said that an attack that killed 27 members of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was “planned and carried out from inside Pakistan.” In the remarks […]

IN THE NEWS: INDIA WARNS PAKISTAN OF ‘STRONG RESPONSE’ FOR KASHMIR ATTACK (FEBRUARY 15, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, February 15th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten India warns Pakistan of ‘strong response’ for Kashmir attack SOURCE: Al Jazeera Friday, February 15, 2019 PM Narendra Modi warns Pakistan against ‘destabilising India’ after car bombing kills at least 42 troops in Kashmir. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a “strong response” to a car […]

IN THE NEWS: ATTACK THAT KILLED 44 INDIAN TROOPS SHOWS HOW MODI’S NATIONALISTIC STRATEGY HAS INFLAMED THE INSURGENCY (FEBRUARY 15, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, February 15th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Attack that killed 44 Indian troops shows how Modi’s nationalistic strategy has inflamed the insurgency SOURCE: Asia Times Friday, February 15, 2019 By MANOJ JOSHI The suicide bomb that killed 44 soldiers south of Srinagar in the northern state of Jammu & Kashmir is the most deadly […]

IN THE NEWS: GERMANY TO EXTEND AFGHANISTAN MILITARY MISSION (FEBRUARY 14, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Germany To Extend Afghanistan Military Mission SOURCE: TOLO News Thursday, February 14, 2019 *The German government’s move defies concerns the United States is preparing to pull out of the country * German Cabinet Approves Increase In Troops For Afghanistan * Netherlands To Move Troops From Mali To […]

IN THE NEWS: 30 YEARS ON, RUSSIA VIEWS AFGHAN WAR WITH PRIDE (FEBRUARY 14, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten 30 Years on, Russia Views Afghan War With Pride SOURCE: The New York Times Thursday, February 14, 2019 By The Associated Press MOSCOW — When the last Soviet tanks rumbled back home across a bridge on the border with Afghanistan 30 years ago, the withdrawal was hailed […]