August, 2018

IN THE NEWS: AFGHANISTAN, THE ‘UNINTENDED CASUALTY’ OF U.S. SANCTIONS ON IRAN (AUGUST 15, 2018)

Written by admin on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghanistan, The ‘Unintended Casualty’ Of U.S. Sanctions On Iran SOURCE: Gandhara Wednesday, August 15, 2018 By FRUD BEZHAN As the United States reinstates crippling economic sanctions on Iran, Washington’s ally in the region, Afghanistan, could become collateral damage. A first wave of U.S. sanctions against Iran that […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTANI ELECTIONS AND THE THORNY WAY AHEAD (AUGUST 15, 2018)

Written by admin on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistani elections and the thorny way ahead SOURCE: Asia Times Wednesday, August 15, 2018 By S K CHATTERJI Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is poised to rule Pakistan for the next five years. But before we anoint him as the next prime minister of Pakistan, the arithmetic […]

IN THE NEWS: RAJA MANDALA – BREAKING THE RADCLIFFE BARRIER (AUGUST 14, 2018)

Written by admin on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Raja Mandala: Breaking the Radcliffe barrier SOURCE: The Indian Express Tuesday, August 14, 2018 By C. RAJA MOHAN *Overland transit trade with India could be the gamechanger for new Pakistan’s economy. In unfreezing trade ties, Punjab holds the key It is not often that China’s envoys to […]

IN THE NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEPOSITS – PAKISTAN GETS ASSURANCE FROM CHINA, SAUDI ARABIA (AUGUST 14, 2018)

Written by admin on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Foreign exchange deposits: Pakistan gets assurance from China, Saudi Arabia SOURCE: The News International Tuesday, August 14, 2018 By MEHTAB HAIDER ISLAMABAD: In a last ditch effort to avoid going back to the IMF, Pakistan has received assurances from China and Saudi Arabia for solving its foreign […]

IN THE NEWS: PPP UNDER PRESSURE NOT TO VOTE FOR SHEHBAZ IN PM CONTEST (AUGUST 13, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, August 13th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten PPP under pressure not to vote for Shehbaz in PM contest SOURCE: The Nation Monday, August 13, 2018 By SHAFQAT ALI ISLAMABAD – Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari are under immense pressure not to vote for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President […]

IN THE NEWS: TALIBAN CROSSES THE RUBICON WITH TASHKENT MEETING (AUGUST 13, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, August 13th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Taliban crosses the Rubicon with Tashkent meeting SOURCE: Asia Times Monday, August 13, 2018 By M.K. BHADRAKUMAR The Taliban, against the backdrop of tightening Uzbek-Afghan relations, last week paid a landmark visit to Tashkent, heralding new regional stature for the militant group. The Uzbek Foreign Ministry on […]

IN THE NEWS: US CUTS MILITARY TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR PAKISTAN (AUGUST 12, 2018)

Written by admin on Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten US Cuts Military Training Programs For Pakistan SOURCE: TOLO News Sunday, August 12, 2018 (Posted) *The US government has cut training and educational programs for the Pakistani military as part of a decision to suspend US security assistance to the country As the Trump administration refused to […]

IN THE NEWS: TALIBAN ROUTS AFGHAN COMMANDOS WHILE OVERRUNNING REMOTE DISTRICT IN GHAZNI (AUGUST 12, 2018)

Written by admin on Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Taliban routs Afghan Commandos while overrunning remote district in Ghazni SOURCE: The Long War Journal Sunday, August 12, 2018 By BILL ROGGIO As Taliban fighters continue to battle Afghan forces for control of the provincial capital of Ghazni city, its fighters overran the remote district of Ajristan […]

IN THE NEWS: AFGHANISTAN, INDIA DISCUSS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS (AUGUST 11, 2018)

Written by admin on Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghanistan, India Discuss Development Projects SOURCE: TOLO News Saturday, August 11, 2018 *Afghan and Indian officials highlighted the importance of access through Chabahar port for strengthening trade and economic relations Officials from Afghanistan and India exchanged views on different ongoing development projects on capacity building, infrastructure, education, […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN’S WATER WOES: DON’T BLAME INDIA (AUGUST 11, 2018)

Written by admin on Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan’s Water Woes: Don’t Blame India SOURCE: South Asia Analysis Group Saturday, August 11, 22018 By S. CHANDRASEKHARAN Daily Pakistan of July 29, 2018 carried a very detailed article on the water crisis in Pakistan and it said that the challenges faced by Pakistan in the shape […]