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  POLITACT's GIPSEE Forecast - 2015 Series

 

  Emerging 'Outside In' Approach To Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

  What Does It Mean For Afghan Talks, Kashmir Issue?


  July 16, 2015

  GIPSEE Forecast - 2015 Series

  Future Of The Campaign Against Extremism

  2014 State Department Report And Top 10 Characteristics

 
  June 29, 2015

 

  Vantage Point Analysis

  What Does Growing China, Pakistan Cooperation Imply?
 
Pakistan's Pivot To China
  Dr Claude Rakisits

 

  June 14, 2015

  GIPSEE Forecast - 2015 Series

 

  The Future Of The War Against Extremists 
  The Arrival Of Stage III

  Arif Ansar

 

  June 1, 2015


 

 

  Global Security Study


  IS In South Asia; Emerging Scenerios

  Can IS Jeopardize Afghan Reconciliation, Pak-India Ties?

  Shreyas Deshmukh


  April 7, 2015

  Analysis of Perception and Perspective


  Can IS Influence Spread To South Asia?

  Understanding The IS Threat

  Arif Ansar

 

  March 18, 2015

 

 

  Global Security Study

 

  Saudi Arabia: Surrounded By Internal, External Threats

  Dr Claude Rakisits

 

  February 23, 2015

  POLITACT's GIPSEE Forecast - 2015 Series

 

  How to Organize Politically For The Future World?
  The Crisis Of Identity And Nation State

 

  Jan 27, 2015
 

  POLITACT's GIPSEE Forecast - 2015 Series


  What's Next In The Campaign Against Extremists?

  Understanding The Stage 2

 

  December 8, 2014

  Risk Assessment - Entropy Alert

 

  Operation Zarb-e-Azb And Status Of Extremism in Pakistan

  Dr Claude Rakists

 

  November 1, 2014

 

  Risk Assessment - Entropy Alert

 

  US-Pakistan Relations

  The Determinants Of Its Future Direction?

 

  October 23, 2014

  Announcing PoliTact Fellowship Program

 

  Be At The Cutting Edge Of Strategic Thinking

  Inviting Applications For PoliTact Fellowships

   

  September 1, 2014

 

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Churchill Picket

Pakistan, China Facilitated Afghan Peace Talks; What To Expect?
Mon, 27 Jul 2015

PoliTact’s Arif Ansar was a guest on a VOA Urdu video program ‘Jehan Rang’ on July 27 hosted by Asad Hassan. The program focused on what to expect from the upcoming second meeting (expected on July 30) of the Afghan peace talks that got initiated in Murree, Pakistan on July 8. The panel also included Stratfor's adviser for Middle East, South Asian affairs Kamran Bokhari and Pakistan's former ambassador to Afghanistan Rustam Shah Mohmand.

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What Does Pakistan’s Pivot to China Imply?
Sun, 14 Jun 2015

Dr Claude Rakisits

In the last few months, Government of Pakistan has taken a number of steps which have entrenched that country even further into China’s geostrategic orbit. And although China and Pakistan have had a long and fruitful relationship for well over 50 years, it was the launch during a visit to Pakistan by Chinese President Xi Jinping in April of the 1,800 mile China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that qualitatively changed the bilateral relationship.

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The UAE, China Growing Strategic Partnership
Mon, 27 Jul 2015

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Throughout the 21st century, China’s ties with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have strengthened in various domains. China and the UAE’s growing relationship is a case in point. Since Beijing and Abu Dhabi established a diplomatic partnership in 1984, China and the UAE have become major economic partners and the bilateral relationship is well poised to flourish in the future.

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The European Crisis Over Ukraine, Crimea And NATO, China
Wed, 02 Apr 2014

The debate has continued over what more NATO and European Union can do to punish Russia for taking over Crimea and to stop it from going any further. History is replete with similar scenarios with one or the other European power over stretching itself based on false sense of the ground situation, while attempting to change borders and correct history.

The fear is that appearing weak, or worse, not doing anything, can encourage further expansion that could later require an even bigger and costly response.

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US Middle East Policy; Dealing With Iran And Non-State Actors
Mon, 28 Jul 2014

The American Middle East policy stands at a crucial juncture. The dramatic turn of events in Iraq, overthrow of democratically elected government in Egypt, the continuing Syria quagmire, and now the Gaza crisis, are all demonstrating the pressure points. The war on terror is covering ever-wider span, to include South and Central Asia and North Africa. The original Al Qaeda has over the years morphed in to a phenomenon called Al Qaeda and Associates, represented by groups such as IS (previously ISIS).

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The Future Of The War Against Extremists; The Arrival Of Stage III
Mon, 01 Jun 2015

By Arif Ansar

In earlier articles different facets and phases of the ‘war against terror’ since it got underway, have been discussed. The terminology has almost become defunct as the balance of power in Middle East stands at a tipping point. Why that has happened is instrumental towards understanding the present status of the campaign against extremists.

For all intents and purposes, the first phase can be classified as the time frame between 9/11 and the demise of Osama bin Laden.

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Geopolitical Situation

Issue Brief

Tensions In South China Sea, Shangri-La Dialogue, And South Asia
Tue, 02 Jun 2015

A media discussion on VOA Urdu Program ‘Round Table’ held on June 1, 2015. The debate covers the tensions in South China Sea related to Island reclamation and the 14th Shangri-La Security Dialogue that took place in Singapore from May 29-31.

The topics included maritime security and navigation, strategic pathways, and regional connectivity, especially from the vantage point of South Asia.

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Vantage Point Analysis

The UAE, China Growing Strategic Partnership
Mon, 27 Jul 2015

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Throughout the 21st century, China’s ties with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have strengthened in various domains.

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Analysis of Perception and Perspective

Understanding The Threat Posed By Islamic State To South Asia
Wed, 18 Mar 2015

Arif Ansar

Mixed reviews have emerged on the threat posed by IS to South Asia.

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Global Security Advisor

Global Security StudiesEmerging Scenarios: Can IS Jeopardize Afghan Reconciliation, Pakistan-India Ties?
Tue, 07 Apr 2015

Shreyas Deshmukh

In August 2014 Ahrur-ul-Hind, a faction Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), became the first terrorist organization to join hands with the Islamic State (IS) in South Asia.

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Risk Assessment

Entropy AlertThe State of Terror In Pakistan
Sat, 01 Nov 2014

By Dr Claude Rakisits

The four-month old military operation in North Waziristan - Operation Zarb-e-Azb - and the smaller, more recent one in the Khyber Agency - Operation Khyber-I - against the various militant groups holed up in those areas have been successful, but only in a limited way.

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PoliTact's Forecast

The Emerging ‘Outside In’ Approach To Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Afghan Reconciliation, And Kashmir Issue
Wed, 15 Jul 2015

Arif Ansar

PoliTact has previously noted that since 9/11 the threat perception of the Middle Eastern nations have transferred from being fixated on Israel to dealing with and countering violent extremism.

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