November, 2017

MAP: AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN

Written by admin on Saturday, November 18th, 2017

we are out of office during the weekend On our return on Monday we will publish our selection of articles.

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IN THE NEWS: WHO CONTROLS WANA? (NOVEMBER 17, 2017)

Written by admin on Friday, November 17th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Who controls Wana? SOURCE: Daily Times Friday, November 17, 2017 After the loss of 148 innocent lives at Peshawar’s Army Public School (APS) in 2014, the leadership assured us that it was finally clear on the identity of the country’s public enemy no1. A series of military […]

IN THE NEWS: SAUDI PURGE FINDS ECHOES IN PAKISTAN’S INTERNAL POLITICS (NOVEMBER 17, 2017)

Written by admin on Friday, November 17th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Saudi purge finds echoes in Pakistan’s internal politics SOURCE: Asia Times Friday, November 17, 2017 By KUNWAR KHULDUNE SHAHID *Nawaz Sharif who had been given refuge in Saudi Arabia after the coup in October 1999, is unlikely to find friends there after the Saudi purge *The purge […]

IN THE NEWS: TALIBAN RESURGENCE? (NOVEMBER 16, 2017)

Written by admin on Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Taliban resurgence? SOURCE: Dawn Thursday, November 16, 2017 EIGHT years ago, Operation Rah-i-Nijat was launched to free South Waziristan Agency from the grip of the Pakistani Taliban. It was a massive operation and countless sacrifices were made, but eventually the state’s writ was established in the militancy-infested […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN FIRES OFF OVER 500 MISSILES IN FOUR DAYS (NOVEMBER 16, 2017)

Written by admin on Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan Fires Off Over 500 Missiles In Four Days SOURCE: TOLO News Thursday, November 16, 2017 (Posted) *Kunar civil society activists and residents call on the Afghan government and the international community to find a solution to the issue Government officials said Wednesday that more than 500 […]

IN THE NEWS: MMA RIDES AGAIN? – THE STRANGE REVIVAL OF THE FAILED RELIGIOUS PARTIES’ ALLIANCE (NOVEMBER 15, 2017)

Written by admin on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten MMA RIDES AGAIN? SOURCE: Newsweek Pakistan Wednesday, November 15, 2017 *THE STRANGE REVIVAL OF THE FAILED RELIGIOUS PARTIES’ ALLIANCE Ahead of general elections next year—or earlier—Maulana Fazlur Rehman of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUIF) and Maulana Sirajul Haq of the Jamaat-e-Islami have decided to reassemble the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal […]

IN THE NEWS: INDIA-PAKISTAN SMOG DOENS’T RECOGNISE BOUNDARIES (NOVEMBER 15, 2017)

Written by admin on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten India-Pakistan smog doesn’t recognise boundaries SOURCE: The Indian Express Wednesday, November 15, 2017 By NIRUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN *Amarinder Singh’s silence to the tweet sent to him by the Pakistan Punjab government is not surprising. Our leaderships make pious statements about co-operating to resolve the “real issues” but in […]

IN THE NEWS: U.S. BILL DELINKS LASHKAR-E-TAIBA FROM HAQQANI NETWORK (NOVEMBER 14, 2017)

Written by admin on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten US bill delinks LeT from Haqqani network SOURCE: Dawn Tuesday, November 14, 2017 By ANWAR IQBAL WASHINGTON: The US Congress has removed a provision from the National Defence Authorisation Act 2018 that would have required the US Secretary of Defence to certify that Pakistan has taken steps […]

IN THE NEWS: NAWAZ SHARIF IN CUL-DE-SAC (NOVEMBER 14, 2017)

Written by admin on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Nawaz Sharif in cul-de-sac SOURCE: Daily Times Tuesday, November 14, 2017 By MOHAMMAD JAMIL *Nawaz Sharif does not seem to have many choices; and is reportedly considering clipping the powers of judiciary through another piece of legislation, which will stir the clash between the institutions further After […]

IN THE NEWS: REMODELLING RELATIONS (NOVEMBER 13, 2017)

Written by admin on Monday, November 13th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Remodelling relations SOURCE: The Nation Monday, November 13, 2017 BY DURDANA NAJAM In the new game of thrones, countries with the control of the Indian Ocean would have the power to influence the world order. China is poised to enhance its strategic presence in the Indian Ocean, […]