Salman Rafi Sheikh

The US Expands the ‘Battle’ for Africa

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Withdrawal from Iraq and now approaching time of withdrawal from Afghanistan does not mean that the US would no longer…

Pakistan’s Syrian Dilemma: a Test of Di...

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A major challenge that has presented itself rather problematically to the foreign policy makers in Pakistan, in the current year,…

Saudi Arabia and Qatar: The Crisis Rages On

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The incidents preceding and following the Saudi government’s decision to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a “terrorist” organization are symptomatic of…

From Domination to Negotiations: The US Misad...

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The assumption and the sustainment of the ‘super power’ role by any all means possible has been the most defining feature of the…

The ‘War on Terror’, War Crimes and Violence ...

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The US led ‘war on terror’ against the so-called ‘global terrorists’, who are simply projected as a vital threat to…

The Myth of ‘Peace and Development’ in Afghan...

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A central element of the US’ Counter-Insurgency Strategy (COIN) against Taliban in Afghanistan was economic development and rehabilitation of the…

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…

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