Salman Rafi Sheikh

Pakistani Province of Baluchistan at Cross-Ro...

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Baluchistan, the energy rich western province of Pakistan, has been experiencing violence and conflict in the form of insurgency for…

India-US Diplomatic Rows: Has the ‘Alliance’ ...

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A lot is being written about the “long-term” and “short-term” consequences of an otherwise ‘minor’ looking diplomatic incident between the…

The US and the Future of Afghanistan: Peace o...

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The political discourse on Afghanistan’s future is somehow not merely about how many military personnel the US would finally decide…

Paradoxes of “Peace Development” ...

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Despite an extended period of civil and inter-state wars, ethnic strife and external intervention, Africa is said to be showing…

Israel and the Logic of Violence in Palestine

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Numerous incidents of violence and conflict and consequent news of constructing new habitations constitute the main outline, in the Western…

Emerging Dynamics of Russia-Pakistan Relation...

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The US’ decision to effect “pivot” to Asia has also stimulated some major powers of Asia to build their strangleholds…

The US and Israel – An ‘All-times’...

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The so-called ‘all-times’ alliance between the US and Israel---the supposedly ‘only’ democratic state in the Middle East--- has  largely been…

“Drone War” Casualties – an Ugly Symptom

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The killing of Hakimullah Mahsud on November 1, 2103 in a drone attack is said to have derailed the peace…

Increasing strain in the US-Saudi Relations

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One of the most conspicuous features of the international system is the shifting nature of what are commonly called the…

The BRICS: An Emerging Challenge for the West...

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The BRICS are said to have emerged as a major challenge to the so called global hegemony of the US…

Afghan Taliban Resistance: Lesson Learned

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Although it appears that the 12 year Afghan war will end in stalemate in 2014 with Afghan resistance groups poised…

The U.S. and the making of Nuclear World

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The much heated debate in the Western media on the ‘probable’ use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, and…

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