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‘’Pakistan’s skewed ‘war on terror’ reflects bigger problems’’

Elimination of terror

Author : Salman Rafi

A massive anti-terror operation called “Radd-ul-Fassad” (Elimination of terror) has been launched in Pakistan’s most populated province, Punjab, as part of the country’s latest bid to wipe out the so-called “urban terrorism” and terror groups that, according to the official narrative, continue to receive “foreign support” both in terms of financial funding and territorial sanctuaries. 

Could Turkey’s misstep in Manbij provide template for Raqqa?

Turkey’s misstep in Manbij


Turkish move blocked by Syrian forces

SUMMARY
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest threat complicates Pentagon planning to oust the Islamic State from its so-called capital; United States provides intelligence for Iraqi strike in Syria.

Trump – for peace or for war with Russia?

Mc Master Trump

In Moscow, the appointment of Mc Master as National Security Advisor of President Trump was taken as an unmistakable signal. “McMaster is…a 100 percent threat to Russia from the US, and it’s not getting weaker or smaller. Defense and intelligence wing of Washington will carry out a Russophobic policy,” the first deputy chairman of Russia’s Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Franz Klintsevich told Sputnik on Tuesday.

The OSCE and the Future of European Security

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe


By Christian Nünlist for Center for Security Studies (CSS)

 

According to Christian Nünlist, Austria faces a daunting task while chairing the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) this year. After all, redirecting Europe back on the path to collective security will be difficult. Nünlist nevertheless believes that Vienna has the necessary mediation skills to restore the lost trust between Russia and the West, among other tasks.

The five forces that are 'liquidising' global security.

Mutual Assured Disruption

Mark Leonard

This piece first appeared in the Munich Security Conference's Security Times in February 2017.

As the liberal order frays and geopolitical competition returns it is natural that people turn to Henry Kissinger. No one has a more finely-grained understanding of power politics, and his treatise on World Order sits on the bed side tables of many global leaders (even if few have actually read it).

IN SYRIA, TURKEY FINDS ITSELF BOXED IN: WHAT’S NEXT?

Turkish tanks

AARON STEIN AND RAO KOMAR
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After months of halting and costly progress, the Turkish military and allied Syrian rebels are in a good position to take the Syrian city of al-Bab from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). With the capture of al-Bab, Turkey will have accomplished the clearly defined goals of its “Operation Euphrates Shield” intervention in northern Aleppo governorate: driving ISIL from the Turkish border and blocking hostile Kurdish forces from linking their territory to Turkey’s south.


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