Category Archives: Pakistan

Hafiz Saeed, Pakistan’s Proxy & America’s Long Vision for SW Asia

Contemporary analysts don’t study military history, specifically civil military relations.  Its reserved for generals who attend secular universities or the uncommon scholar who insists on studying varying political regimes and their dependent relations with the United States.  When McMaster wrote … Continue reading

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Caveats In Pakistan’s Oriental Orbit

Its getting amusing to witness the bemoaning of U.S. Pakistani relations, especially regarding Beijing’s attempt to corral Islamabad out from its U.S. orbit with promises of money, roads and security.  The Punjabi’s that run the Citadel don’t really want to … Continue reading

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The Swamp & the Citadel: Pakistan’s Abetted Agitprop

Watching the wheelchair bound Muslim cleric Khadim Rizvi engage his ministry at the Faizabad interchange instructs those unfamiliar with Pakistan that the Army continues to incite public violence for political profit.  The army’s utter refusal to disperse militant Islamists evidenced … Continue reading

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Trump’s Assessment of Afghanistan: The Preview

Tonight the President will address the nation on our commitment to Afghanistan, by any reckoning I imagine that he will continue to posture U.S. forces in line with his national security adviser McMaster, who has advocated a mini-surge of U.S. … Continue reading

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A Reckoning Called Pakistan

Today the Trump administration revealed a distinct policy regarding U.S. aid to Pakistan that remained unfulfilled for the fiscal year ending 2016.  This admonishment will definitely anger the ruling Punjabi’s of “the Citadel” who’ve arrogated to themselves a praetorian rule … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s ‘Relief Valve’, The Azaadi of Kashmir

The Economist  provides an unrivaled summary of the geopolitical consequences of the British partition of India.  Positioning Muslim majorities on both sides of India effectively sought to keep New Delhi in a perpetual state of siege.  Only Northern Ireland & … Continue reading

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Pakistan, the Politics of Endgame: the slaughter of innocents

I was personally horrified to learn of the slaughter of innocents in Peshawar, only to remind myself that effective executive counter-terror policy requires sound intelligence networks devoted to the maintenance of political institutions that serve ‘citizens.’   The slaughter of … Continue reading

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Pakistan ISI: Screws the U.S.

Looking for the most wanted man in Pakistan?  How about $10 Million bounty?  The founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Pakistan’s most wanted terror master Hafiz Saeed lead PRAYER in PUBLIC at the Gadhafi Stadium just outside Lahore last Friday. What does this … Continue reading

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The Great Gamble

There are two authorities on the AfPak region that are worth reading, Dr. Anatol Lieven who resides at King’s College, London and Ahmed Rashid.  Dr. Rashid currently has residence at Oxford University.  Both men have impeccable credentials along with language … Continue reading

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Dr. Brendan Simms: Strategery

I’ve always loved how the experts, the specialized mandarins and policy wonks ridiculed Bush for his malapropisms. The overly specialized development of precise language does have its flaws, if only exposed in the caldron of the mundane.  Where else is … Continue reading

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