Tag: international relations

  • War with NATO, suicide for Pakistan – by Shiraz Paracha

    A low-intensity military conflict between Pakistan and the United States is going on in Afghanistan and along the Pak-Afghan border since the U.S. military invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Both sides have been using proxies and guerrilla war tactics to harm each other’s interests. Nevertheless a large-scale and direct military conflict with the 27-member strong NATO […]

  • China, Russia flexing muscles: A New World Order, or Cold War? – by Shiraz Paracha

    China and Russia are flexing their muscles in the wake of Western actions and policies in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Days after China issued a warning against the establishment of U.S. military bases in Australia; Russia has threatened to pullout from arms reduction treaties saying it can deploy “advanced offensive weapon systems” on […]

  • Iran isn’t an enemy of the Jewish people – by Shiraz Paracha

                World bullies threat Iran often on the basis of biased, politicized and incorrect reports of the International Atomic Energy Commission (IAEA). Such reports are prepared on false assumptions and estimates usually in collaboration with Western intelligence services, which are famous for producing doggy dossiers. The United States and its […]

  • Showmen, not statesmen rule U.S. and the West? By Shiraz Paracha

    Three years ago young Barack Hussein Obama, a man with mixed cultural and religious identity, made history when he became the 44th President of the United States. A Black man entered the White House riding a wave of popularity. Obama promised change, he passionately talked about the change before he became the President. The change […]

  • Pakistan, theatre of U.S energy war–by Shiraz Paracha

    As the theatre of the U.S initiated war moves to Pakistan the Pakistani military feels cornered and its commanders are looking for internal unity and reaching out to new and old foreign friends. Interestingly, perhaps for the first time, Pakistani commanders are more worried about the U.S plans rather than the Indian threat. Also breaking […]

  • ‘Where is bin Laden?’ Asked Benazir Bhutto—by Shiraz Paracha

    Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto had enemies in the Pakistani military, Saudi Arabian ruling classes and the U.S government.  Benazir had equipped the Pakistani military with missile technology, which she had successfully obtained from North Korea, and supported the military in many other ways but despite her efforts she remained an outsider for Pakistani […]

  • The demise of the world’s most wanted: The future of Pakistan US relations – Ali Asghar Poonawala

    Editor’s Note: This post does not reflect the views of LUBP in general The rise of Osama Bin Laden to the last circle of hate previously reserved for states (Cuba, USSR), and statesmen (Castro, Stalin), by the global media and international populace truly began on September 11, 20011. It is after that momentous occasion, that […]

  • Beyond nation states: Union of South and Central Asia (USCA) – by Shiraz Paracha

    The death and destruction in name of nation state has taught the West to discard the narrow concept of nation state, however, in some parts of the world, the West is encouraging separatist movements and ethnic groups which aspire to create new states driven by ethnicity. The idea of ethnocentric nation states is a recipe […]

  • U.S. aggression against North Korea and China – by Shiraz Paracha

    The United States and its faithful allies within NATO would demand invoking the Article 5 of NATO’s charter if China had conducted joint military exercises with Cuba or Venezuela in the international waters near the U.S coast. But the United States navy has concluded joint military drills with the South Korean navy in the exclusive […]

  • “Pakistan has to shift its strategic focus”, Prof Walter Russel Mead

    LAHORE, Aug 14: Pakistan should move away from the zero-sum security rivalry with India to be able to emerge as a successful, modern democratic society, says a distinguished American foreign policy expert. “It is vital for Pakistan to shift its strategic focus from a dead-end losing competition with India to a developmental competition,” Prof Walter […]

  • The Iran-USA relations: Chabahar port can play a key role in rebuilding Afghanistan…

    Shaytan-e-BozorgSunday, February 08, 2009 Dr Farrukh Saleem Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, the 1st Supreme Leader of Iran, in a speech on 5 November 1979, labelled the United States “Shaytan-e-Bozorg” or the ‘Great Satan’. That was more than 29 years ago. On 7 October 2001, when the Americans launched ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’, Grand Ayatollah […]