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Balochistan, Target of Western Geopolitical Interests

Destroying a Nation State: US-Saudi Funded Terrorists Sowing Chaos in Pakistan Baluchistan, Target of Western geopolitical interests, Terror wave coincides with Gwadar Port handover to China. The Hidden Agenda is the Breakup of Pakistan By Tony Cartalucci Global Research, February 18, 2013 Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwest Baluchistan province, bordering both US-occupied Afghanistan as … Continue reading

Editorial: February 2013

Editorial: February  2013. The Casualty of Political Rhetoric Dr.Rasheed Hasan Khan With national elections around the corner, political leaders in Pakistan have stepped up the hype and rhetoric, rolling out an intricate mix of fact and fantasy that leaves the public speechless. There are public speeches, interviews on print and electronic media and auto-biographic expositions. … Continue reading

Civil- Military Relations and the Qadri Drama

Civil- Military relations and the Qadri Drama Aysha Siddiqa     Within a day of Tahirul Qadri’s Long March to Islamabad, things have started to fall into place regarding the intention of the imported maulana. With the passage of the day, all non-parliamentary and non-political forces seem to be taking their place in subverting the … Continue reading

Ring of Dragon Fire

Ring of dragon fire: Pakistan’s transfer of Gwadar port to China is a significant addition to the latter’s ‘string of pearls’ created to contain India Gwadar is the most lustrous of the “string of pearls” that China has created to contain India. On Thursday, Pakistan’s Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira announced that control of the … Continue reading

Washington OKs Israeli Agression on Syria

Washington OK’s Israeli Aggression on Syria By Stephen Lendman Global Research, February 03, 2013 It shouldn’t surprise. Washington and Israel are longstanding imperial partners. Significant regional operations are jointly planned. It’s done well in advance. It’s for strategic advantage. Operations are part of a greater regional agenda. On February 1, TIME magazine headlined “The Fallout … Continue reading

Mischief is Afoot

Mischief is afoot From the Newspaper | I.A Rehman 31/1/13 “Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot, Take thou what course thou wilt!” — Shakespeare THE ungainly and unnecessary controversies over arrangements for the general election and the arguments being advanced by the various actors bode ill for Pakistan’s fitful experiment with democratic governance. … Continue reading

The Extremist Cult of Capitalism

The Extremist Cult of Capitalism by Paul Buchheit           A ‘cult,’ according to Merriam-Webster, can be defined as “Great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work..(and)..a usually small group of people characterized by such devotion.”   Capitalism has been defined by adherents and detractors: Milton Friedman said, “The problem of social organization is … Continue reading

Only Three Choices for Afghan Endgame

Only Three Choices for Afghan Endgame: Compromise, Conflict, or Collapse Counting down to 2014 by Ann Jones            KABUL, Afghanistan – Compromise, conflict, or collapse: ask an Afghan what to expect in 2014 and you’re likely to get a scenario that falls under one of those three headings. 2014, of course, is the year of … Continue reading

Repressing Social Movements

Repressing Social Movements Tomás Mac Sheoin   Tomás Mac Sheoin, with Nicola Yeates, is the author of “Policing Anti-Globalization Protests: Patterns and Variations in State Responses,” in Samir Dasgupta and Jan Nederveen Pieterse, eds., Politics of Globalization (New Delhi: Sage, 2009). Amory Starr, Luis Fernandez, and Christian Scholl, Shutting Down the Streets: Political Violence and … Continue reading

The Wisdom of Property and Politics of Middle Classes

The wisdom of property and politics of the middle classes Jan Toporowski [This article is focused on the middle classes in Europe and America and may not be applicable to the situation in the Third World in every case]   At the end of the twentieth century, while financial economists satisfied their intellectual pretensions to … Continue reading