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My Incredible Trip from Pakistan to America

My Incredible Trip from Pakistan to America

By Mir Behram Baloch, Journalist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

The 40 days I spent in America was such an incredible journey in my life. It has been quite a while since I have returned home from America to Pakistan and already I have noticed many changes as a journalist and as an individual. Before I went to the United States I used to hear that America is the land of learning. However when I arrived there, I truly realized why people say this. I […]

March 14, 2014 · 2 comments · Culture, Pakistan, United States
Europe, America and the Transatlantic Partnership

Europe, America and the Transatlantic Partnership

By Romi Jain, Vice President of the Indian Journal of Asian Affairs
Location India India

The United States and Europe are poised to create the world’s largest Free Trade Area under the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The negotiations have been underway since July 2013 after the November 2011 US-EU Summit. In February 2014, the EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and the United States Trade Representative Michael Froman met in Washington D.C. to review progress before launching the fourth round of talks in Brussels this month. De […]

Saudi Arabia’s Quiet Policy Shift

Saudi Arabia’s Quiet Policy Shift

By Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdel Aziz, London-Based Writer, Journalist, Humanitarian and Businesswoman
Location United Kingdom United Kingdom

Saudi Arabia feels kept in the dark and then demoted by the nuclear deal with Iran, and their major ally, the United States, was responsible. The result will be that a resurgent Iran, now better placed to exert influence in the region, is met with a more assertive Saudi foreign policy. The official voice of the King tells us that he is happy with the Iran nuclear deal and Syrian compliance with the destruction of […]

Time to Reexamine Our View of 9/11

Time to Reexamine Our View of 9/11

By Qaisar Shehzad Farooq, Senior Research Fellow at Mishal Private Limited
Location Pakistan Pakistan

After a decade has passed since the horrific terrorist attack against the United States, perhaps it is time to reexamine our world view of 9/11. Michel Chossudovsky in his book, America’s War on Terrorism, articulates that when war and propaganda combine, truth is the first sacrifice. The main objective of war propaganda is to fabricate an enemy in a terror context to convince the public that war is justified for a humanitarian and noble cause. In […]

January 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Afghanistan, Iraq, Politics, United States
India’s Reaction to Devyani Khobragade’s Arrest

India’s Reaction to Devyani Khobragade’s Arrest

By Romi Jain, Vice President of the Indian Journal of Asian Affairs
Location India India

The arrest and treatment of Devyani Khobragade, deputy consul general of the consulate general of India in New York City, has caused diplomatic tensions between the United States and India. In a tit-for-tat response to the United States’s “deplorable” treatment of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, New Delhi has asked Washington to recall one of its diplomats. Khobragade, deputy consul-general in New York, was arrested in December 2013 on the charge of visa fraud for allegedly underpaying her […]

January 14, 2014 · 1 comment · India, Politics, South Asia, United States
Thousands in Pakistan Protest Drone Strikes

Thousands in Pakistan Protest Drone Strikes

By Kiyya Qadir Baloch, Freelance Baloch Journalist at the Daily Times
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Thousands of Pakistanis protested in Lahore on Sunday against US drone strikes and to prevent NATO supplies from reaching Afghanistan. Hafiz Saeed, a Pakistani Islamist with a $10 million bounty on his head and founder of the banned militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), appeared for the second time at a mass rally in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore Sunday in protest of continued US drone strikes in the country’s troubled northwest province. TV footage showed around 50,00 […]

December 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Pakistan, Politics, South Asia
Japan’s Search for a More Equal Alliance

Japan’s Search for a More Equal Alliance

By Nathan Novak, MA Student at the National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Location Taiwan Taiwan

Why would Japanese leaders risk jeopardizing the U.S.-Japan alliance by seeking a stronger relationship with China? Scholarship on Japanese foreign policy and grand strategy over the past decade or so has tended to argue that Japan is “hedging” between China and the United States and closing the political gap between itself and China while distancing itself from its American ally. Many different explanations and justifications of this “hedge” have been put forward. Some scholars argue […]

September 25, 2013 · 3 comments · Japan, Politics, United States