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‘Insufficient Actions Against Terrorists’-FATF Verdict Continues to Bleed Pakistan

There were no surprises coming out of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary which concluded in Paris on October 21. Pakistan had hoped that it would be taken out…

By Sushant Sareen

Pakistan – America’s Blind Spot

September 2001, a tall man with a privileged background and radical ideas sent aircrafts smashing into American buildings and pride, killing nearly 3000 Americans in the process. The US immediately…

By Major Manik M Jolly (Retd)

Imran Khan-Pakistan Army Tensions: A Mexican Standoff

What was supposed to have been a routine transfer and posting in the top echelons of the Pakistan Army has now become a full-blown civil-military crisis. When the reshuffle in…

By Sushant Sareen

US-Pakistan Relations: What Sanctions?

When the first reports came of 22 Republican senators in the US Senate moving a bill to sanction the Taliban and other persons/entities assisting them, alarm bells started ringing in…

By Sushant Sareen

Killing of Top Rohingya Leader Underscores Violence in Bangladesh Camps

For years, Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah, one of the most prominent advocates for the persecuted Muslim minority from Myanmar, predicted he would be killed by the hardliners who regularly sent…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Imran Khan Being His Vacuous, Vapid and Vituperative Self in UNGA

As much as Imran Khan’s cult (which includes obsequious retired Pakistani generals, diplomats and ‘serving’ journalists) might like to imagine that the world comes to a stop when Taliban Khan…

By Sushant Sareen

Imran Khan’s Winter of Discontent Approaching

The great paradox of Pakistan politics is that the stronger a leader appears, the weaker he becomes; conversely, the weaker a leader appears, the more stable his government becomes. The…

By Sushant Sareen

The Importance of Tibet – ‘Ethnic Work’ in Progress

Why are Members of the politburo of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Committee so attracted by Tibet these days? During the last two months, ten out of the…

By Mr Claude Arpi

The “Foreign Hand” – Hybrid Warfare by China and What India Should Expect

By now, discerning public in India are in the process of one, admitting the fact that “Hindi Chinni bhai bhai ” is dead (even though it never, ever, lived outside…

By Brigadier Sanal Kumar (Retd)

Unleashing Reforms, Xi Returns to China’s Socialist Roots

BEIJING (Reuters) -When Xi Jinping took command of the Communist Party in late 2012 and proclaimed "only socialism can save China", it was largely ignored as the perfunctory mention of…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Faiz Hameed’s Mission Imposition in Kabul

The visit of Pakistan’s spymaster, DG ISI Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, to Kabul in full public glare has not only re-confirmed what the world has known for long – the…

By Sushant Sareen

The Chosen Ones of Taliban

[video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://chanakyaforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021-09-03T163251Z_1_LOV000N6U07XX_RTRMADV_STREAM-8256-16X9-MP4_AFGHANISTAN-CONFLICT.mp4"][/video] The Taliban have chosen who will form their new government in Afghanistan, according to Reuters sources inside the group. And these are the officials they've picked,…