Date archive forFebruary, 2015
By pak_adnews On Saturday, February 28th, 2015
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Natural Allies: Turkey – Pakistan – Afghanistan

By Khalid Iqbal During the recent Pakistan-Turkey summit, both sides explored options to assist Afghanistan in reaching a peace agreement with the Taliban. Turkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu had an extensive agenda, More...

By pak_adnews On Saturday, February 28th, 2015
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Pakistan – India talks

By Khalid Iqbal In a follow-up action to his recent visit to India, President Obama’s half an hour phone call to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has set the stage for resumption of Pakistan-India dialogue. New Indian More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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Pakistan fights back

Inside the secular movement that’s fighting back against Pakistan’s militant Islamic preachers By Adnan R. Khan February 21, 2015 A day after Pakistan suffered its worst act of terrorism—a vicious attack More...

By pak_adnews On Friday, February 20th, 2015
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Why Countering Extremism Fails

Washington’s Top-Down Approach to Prevention Is Flawed By Humera Khan In 2014, as a speaker at a countering violent extremism conference, I had to pull the organizers aside for an awkward conversation More...

By pak_adnews On Friday, February 20th, 2015
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The Great SIM Heist – How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle

By Jeremy Scahill and Josh Begley AMERICAN AND BRITISH spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy More...

By pak_adnews On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Kaspersky Report Claims Embedded United States Spyware Globally

The Moscow headquarters of Kaspersky Lab, which says America has permanently planted surveillance tools in foreign networks. Credit Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters By NICOLE PERLROTH and DAVID E. SANGER The More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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The Taliban – A CFR Info Guide Presentation

The Taliban has outlasted the world’s most potent military forces and its two main factions now challenge the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan.  As U.S. troops draw down, the next phase of conflict will More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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India’s Shame

Genocide in Kashmir By ANDRE VLTCHEK Welcome to Kashmir! It is deep winter. The mountains are covered with snow and the naked trees above the lakes at sunset, look melancholic and magnificent, precisely like More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Spooky statecraft

By Aasim Zafar Khan  Amidst all the grief in the aftermath of the horrific attack at the Army Public School in Peshawar, there has been one question on everybody’s lips: When is Fazlullah going to be killed? And More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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The Love of One’s Own and the Importance of Place

Analysis Editor’s Note: Written by Stratfor founder George Friedman, this piece is an introduction to a series of monographs that examine world affairs and predict their outcomes. By George Friedman The study More...