The other side of the story

Pakistan next Syria-like battleground?

Dharna Monday, November 27th, 2017 11:19 pm 337 Reads

By LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

China is nervous.

Over the last few months, the Chinese have encouraged and participated in talks between Iranian and Pakistani officials about the increasing tension along their joint border in Pakistan’s southwest province of Balochistan.

The Chinese are concerned about their multi-billion-dollar investment in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is the regional linchpin of their global Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). CPEC is a transportation infrastructure and natural resources development project that aims to connect Asia through land-based and maritime economic zones. The backbone of CPEC is a …

U.S. Afghan strategy will be governed by events in Balochistan

BalochistanMap Friday, November 10th, 2017 02:19 pm 423 Reads

By LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

The Pentagon is spinning its wheels in Afghanistan, continuing a questionable counterinsurgency and nation-building strategy because, quite literally, it knows that it won’t work, but cannot think of anything else to do.

It will not succeed because the U.S. and NATO will never regain the military dominance the alliance had in the years immediately after the 2001 toppling of the Taliban government, without which negotiations can only occur from a position of weakness.

The U.S. and NATO do not control the operational tempo or the supply of our troops …

The land of Halloween

IranVSHalloween Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 03:08 pm 457 Reads

By RD Baluch

Do you like Halloween season?

Wooohooo!! that’s the word you hear often from people when asked this question. Happy and excited faces ready to go out and challenge each other with horror and fear. I see people across the world celebrating Halloween every year. They imagine the most creative and scary ideas to represent themselves in Halloween celebrations. Some people like to just go with the flow. It is perhaps as they say: “When in Rome why not dress like Romans.” Even though they have no idea what Halloween …

The history of Kurdistan: why Britain owes a debt to the Kurdish people

KurdishFlag Sunday, September 24th, 2017 09:56 pm 428 Reads

London MEP Charles Tannock says history tells us it is time for the UK to support an independent Kurdistan in the upcoming referendum

When much of the international community chose to recognise Kosovo as an independent state, one of the most compelling arguments was a moral sense of duty owed to the Kosovans after they had been the victims of war crimes perpetrated against them by Slobodan Milosevic. In respect of the case for an independent …

The butcher of Balochistan at large

Musharraf_Dancing Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 06:43 pm 391 Reads

By Archen Baloch

The Pakistani dictator and ex-military general Pervez Musharraf lives abroad with his family and enjoys a secure and quality life in London, Dubai and the US.  During 10 years in power as president of Pakistan, he has not only committed war crimes against humanity in Balochistan, but also flouted every international law of which Pakistani itself is a signatory – the nuclear technology proliferation to the very enemies of America – Iran, Libya and N. Korea and Sheltering Al Qaeda and Taliban leadership.

In the eyes of international community, …

Pakistan’s nuclear black market and North Korea

PakistanBlackMarket Friday, September 1st, 2017 12:26 am 418 Reads

By Waris Baloch

Lately, the United States of America and North Korea have been exchanging harsh language on top administration level, it seems the diplomatic temperature is increasing by the passage of time. North Korean’s President Mr. Kim Jong-un’s regime is facing tough sanctions supported by its ally China in the UN Security Council. The US President Donald Trump issued an extraordinary ultimatum to North Korea on Tuesday warning Pyongyang not to make any more threats against the United States or they will “face fire and fury like the world has …

Punjabi Ultra-nationalism a threat to peace in South Asia

Agenst-afghanistan-ISI Sunday, July 16th, 2017 12:23 am 414 Reads

Baloch PerspectivePunjabi Ultra-nationalism Must be Defeated in South Asia For the Sake of Peace!

By Archen Baloch

Pakistan is the common cause of two different schools of thoughts: Punjabi Ultra-nationalism and Muslim Umma – Ultra-nationalist Punjabi school of thought believes that Pakistan’s existence is extremely crucial to sustain Punjab’s hegemony over Pakistan’s resources for its development.  Muslim Umma school of thought with universal concept of Muslim-hood believes that Pakistan is the bastion of Muslim world with nuclear power and that they can dictate their sharia law world over. This amalgam of …

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Editorials

The Alignment of Arab and Baloch Interests in the Middl...

map-balochistan-2Saturday, February 17th, 2018 09:25 am GMT +00:00

By Archen Baloch Iran is one of the weakest countries in the Middle East, given its divergent centrifugal ethnic composition if exploited.  However, thanks to Saudi Arabia, the leader of…

The Collective Punishment in Balochistan...

gomazi_malant_operation-n5Saturday, December 16th, 2017 10:45 am

“No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited. Pillage…

Baloch Martyrs Day...

Nado4Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 02:33 am

The Baloch nation at home and abroad observes on 13 November of every year as the National Remembrance Day (Baloch Martyrs Day) to commemorate the struggle and sacrifice of Khan…

The QDA land grabbing mafia brutalities in New Kahan...

QDA2Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 10:11 am

The Pakistan army, representatives of Pakistan at Balochistan assembly and the QDA (Quetta Development Authorities) mafia headed by GD Imran Zarkoon and wing commander Pakistan FC Usman have started demolishing…

Interviews

Balochistan: Exclusive interview of Dr Shan Baloch...

HECProtestMonday, February 12th, 2018 08:10 pm

The students of different medical colleges in Balochistan have been protesting against Higher Education Commission (HEC) for what they describe as ‘irregularities’ in the entry test of Bolan Medical College…