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The Next Five Years for Pakistan

Brig Narender writes, Imran is seen as the puppet PM of Army and thus it is uncertain whether Imran will be able to emerge out of the shadow of Army or will remain a prisoner of policies of Pak Army. No matter how good is the intent of Imran to improve the relations with India, but it is unlikely that he will be given space by Pak Army, Jihadi elements in his government and opposition to develop good relations with India.

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The Mysterious Indian Submarine Group

Subhasish writes, one among the six foreign companies that have submitted preliminary design proposals to assist Taiwan in making it submarines is a mysterious Indian Group. Mysterious because nothing much has been mentioned in the news piece about this group. It is qualified by only one sentence – “The Indian team has experience with the diesel submarines in service in the Indian Navy”. It is definitely not clear as to which is this Indian team, with experience with diesel-electric submarines in the Indian Navy, that has submitted the preliminary proposal.

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The “Pre-Poll” Rigging of Pakistan General Elections

Shaman writes, as Pakistan prepares for general elections for 342-seat Pakistan National Assembly in a week’s time, it is clear that the powerful Pakistan Army has joined hands with other two strong institutions of the country i.e the Judiciary and the Election Commission to benefit Imran Khan’s PTI and other extremist political parties – Lashkar-e-Taiba supported Milli Muslim League (through Allaha-u-Akbar Tehreek), Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan and ultra-conservative Muttahida Majlis–e–Amal, all of which have entered the electoral arena this year seeking to benefit from the discrediting of the PML-N and PPP, with adequate propping up by Rawalpindi.

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Can China Build an Anti-U.S. Alliance?

Brig Narender writes, The US has given China a reason to build anti US trade alliance that may include Russia, some members of EU, ASEAN nations and Iran. Is it that Trump has given a platform to China to build a transregional trade alliance? Giving an adversary a chance to build an alliance is a bad strategy.

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Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) : New Challenge For Pakistan Army

Col. Shamam writes, the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), a peaceful mass movement demanding security for Pakistan’s ethnic Pashtun minority is transforming into a nationalist struggle with long-term consequences for the country’s politics, security, society, and foreign policy.