U.S. appoints Lt. Gen. John “Mick” Nicholson as new commander for Afghan war

As the War Grinds On, New General Nominated to Lead Fight in Afghanistan By Paul McLeary American military forces who continue to fight — and die — in Afghanistan are … Read More

ISIS members arrested in Pakistan Sialkot region

By Farhan Bokhari  and Victor Mallet Pakistan has arrested eight alleged members of Isis near Sialkot in Punjab province, in the latest move by a south Asian government to counter … Read More

Annual Forecast 2016

Annual Forecast 2016 With old geopolitical realities resurfacing across Eurasia and commodity prices stuck in a slump, 2016 is shaping up to be an unsettling year for much of the … Read More

Why Saudi Arabia’s anti-terror coalition won’t work

By Salman Rafi      The formation of the Saudi Arabia-led “anti-terror” ‘Muslim’ coalition last week has come as a surprise. But its underlying logic is hardly surprising. Far from … Read More

Afghanistan security ‘undermined by efforts to crush Pakistani militants’

By Jon Boone Efforts to crush Pakistani militants have further undermined security in Afghanistan as growing numbers of terrorists have entered the country, the Afghan president said on Wednesday at … Read More

Islamic State is having a hard time taking root in Pakistan

By Tim Craig The revelation that the Pakistani woman involved in the San Bernardino massacre was an Islamic State supporter has put a spotlight on the radical group’s reach into … Read More

Russia-Turkey Tension: Syria Remains the Nuclear Flashpoint

By Sajjad Shaukat War-like situation has been created between Russia and Turkey after the latter shot down a Russian fighter jet, Su-24 combat aircraft, near the Syrian border on Tuesday. … Read More

Securing Stability in Afghanistan, the ‘Heart of Asia’

The upcoming Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process meeting offers an opportunity for the world to come together on Afghanistan. By Aziz Amin Ahmadzai By placing Afghanistan at its center, the Heart … Read More