US is not interested in stabilizing Afghanistan or the region; rather it is promoting “creative instability” in the Middle East and South Asia as a design to serve its own interests and those of Israel and India, claimed M. Akram Zaki, former secretary general foreign affairs, in his concluding remarks at a conference held at Institute of Policy Studies on September 29, 2016. He also quoted Zbigniew Brzenizski’s (called as the man behind Obama’s policies) words, “it is easier to kill a million people than to control them” while describing the hubristic policies of the US post-9/11.
A seminar titled “Developments in Kashmir: Dynamics and the Way Forward” at Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad, on 26 July 2016.
As Obama heads towards closing his tenure in the White House, any tangible movement towards his much touted ‘global zero’ is nowhere in sight.
Lead Coordinator Irfan Shahzad visited the US and participated in the 57th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA) held in Atlanta, March 16-19, 2016.
While lauding United Nations’ efforts in preventing a third world war and its numerous socio-economic development initiatives, senior diplomats and experts showed dismay over its failure in resolving numerous burning conflicts – including chronic ones like Kashmir and Palestine – and ensuring peace which was the foremost purpose of its existence according to its charter.
The historical significance of Turkey in regional and international affairs as well as its key role in the affairs of the Muslim World can hardly be overemphasized.
Since 1967 Middle East – as a region has been a test of US' commitments to its allies on one hand and commitment to liberal values that form its very basis; on the other.
In the contemporary dynamics of Middle East, United States is the major global power that influences the internal and external affairs of the region and shapes the initiatives for peace or dynamics of war therein.