Salman Rafi Sheikh

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…

A look back at the latest Government Shutdown

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"This is very ironic."  It has been said that “conflict is endemic to budgeting.” Nothing else would prove this statement…

The US’ “Asia Pivot” and Containment of China

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The US’ “Asia Pivot” policy, announced in June 2012, has since been heralded as a ‘new’ cold war in a…

Qatar, Saudia and the US: A Coalition or Coll...

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Change in the leadership of Qatar has been followed by certain significant geo-political changes not only in Qatar, but also…

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