July, 2019

IN THE NEWS: AFGHANS FEAR RETURN OF ISLAMIC EMIRATE (JULY 25, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghans Fear Return of Islamic Emirate SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Thursday, July 25, 2019 By HUJJATULLAH ZIA Afghans fear that return of the “Islamic Emirate” after peace agreement between the Taliban and their Afghan and US interlocutors will put the democratic achievements, including human rights, at stake. […]

IN THE NEWS: 40 MILITANT GROUPS WERE OPERATING IN PAKISTAN: IMRAN KHAN (JULY 24, 2019)

Written by admin on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten 40 militant groups were operating in Pakistan: Imran Khan SOURCE: The Indian Express Wednesday, July 24, 2019 *Khan who was addressing a Capitol Hill reception hosted by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Chairperson of the Congressional Pakistan Caucus, explained to the lawmakers that part of the reason for […]

IN THE NEWS: TRUMP’S KASHMIR OFFER (JULY 24, 2019)

Written by admin on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Trump’s Kashmir offer SOURCE: Dawn Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Editorial THERE are numerous takeaways from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent meeting with President Donald Trump in Washington. But perhaps the one that has grabbed the most attention is the US leader’s offer to mediate between Pakistan and […]

IN THE NEWS: HOW TO KILL 10 MILLION AFGHANS AND NOT WIN (JULY 23, 2019)

Written by admin on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten How to kill 10 million Afghans and not win SOURCE: Asia Times Tuesday, July 23, 2019 By PEPE ESCOBAR *Afghanistan, bombed and invaded under the Cheney regime, was never a just war “We’re like policemen. We’re not fighting a war. If we wanted to fight a war […]

IN THE NEWS: WHEN TRUMP MEETS IMRAN (JULY 22, 2019)

Written by admin on Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten When Trump meets Imran SOURCE: The Indian Express Monday, July 22, 2019 By C. RAJA MOHAN *The essence of talks: What General Bajwa can deliver on regional peace, what he wants in return Briefing the press before the talks, senior US officials said Pakistan will have to […]

IN THE NEWS: TALIBAN SEEKING TO TAKE OVER AFGHANISTAN: EX-PAKISTANI ENVOY (JULY 22, 2019)

Written by admin on Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Taliban Seeking To Take Over Afghanistan: Ex-Pakistani Envoy SOURCE: TOLO News Monday, July 22, 2019 By SHABEER AHMADI * A former Pakistani envoy says the Taliban will use Pakistan’s help in taking over Afghanistan after US troop withdrawal * US Working On Post-Peace Plan For Afghanistan: Wells […]

IN THE NEWS: SCO PROVIDES PAKISTAN NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (JULY 22, 2019)

Written by admin on Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten SCO provides Pakistan new opportunity for economic development SOURCE: The Express Tribune Monday, July 22, 2019 By SHAKEEL AHMAD RAMAY ISLAMABAD: Rapid changes were seen in the global economic, social and diplomatic landscape in the past decade. The changing power structure was led by the changing economic […]

IN THE NEWS: THE GROWING CHINESE ROLE IN AFGHAN PEACE (JULY 21, 2019)

Written by admin on Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten The growing Chinese role in Afghan peace SOURCE: The News on Sunday Sunday, July 21, 2019 By RAHIMULLAH YUSUFZAI *China is increasingly involved in the Afghan peace process as efforts continue to further engage the Taliban in a bid to find a political settlement to end the […]

IN THE NEWS: THE AFGHAN PRISM (JULY 21, 2019)

Written by admin on Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten The Afghan prism SOURCE: Dawn Sunday, July 21, 2019 By MUNIR AKRAM DESPITE the Indian media’s assumptions of a US strategic volte-face, Islamabad would do well to acknowledge that the Trump administration still views its relations with Pakistan largely through the prism of Afghanistan. President Donald Trump’s […]

IN THE NEWS: PAK-INDIA RELATIONS: THE PATH FORWARD (JULY 19, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, July 19th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten The Path Forward SOURCE: The Jinnah Institute Friday, July 19, 2019 (Posted) By ZAHID HUSSAIN The headway made in the recent talks between India and Pakistan on the Kartarpur corridor marks a way forward towards normalization of relations between the two nations. The two sides have agreed […]