Imran Khushal

The author is an independent researcher and political analyst. He has authored On Kashmir and Terrorism and can be reached at @imrankhushaal and imrankhushaalraja@gmail.com

What Turkey Is Doing, Is Not Rational

By: Imran Khushal Let us assume that it is a bad day and you are on your way to work. But just a while before getting into your office, you accidentally get into a fight with two, let say, insane persons, who are also fighting with each other, simultaneously. What would you do? Obviously, any…

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Uzbekistan: After Islam Karimov

25 years ago on 1st September 1991, Uzbekistan emerged as an independent country and was called the Republic of Uzbekistan. Islam Karimov became country’s first president and remained in power for 27 years. On Friday 2nd September he died at the age of 78, reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, leaving no nominated successor behind him….

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Why Kashmir cannot be an integral part of India?

  When it comes to Kashmir the Indians are taught and trained with this historical lie that Kashmir is an integral part of India, though many resolutions of the United Nations has clearly declared this a disputed territory controlled and administered by India. Despite all its cartographic tricks through which India had always tried to…

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GERMANY AFTER A DEADLY WEEK

Ansbach explosion was the fourth violent attack in Germany in a weak which was carried out by a 27 years old Syrian refugee who was denied asylum and deported to Bulgaria. The third attack was also carried by another asylum seeker in which he killed a woman and injured two people only 72 hours after…

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What’s happening in Kashmir won’t die out there

  Sanjay Kak the author of “Until My Freedom Has Come: The New Intifada in Kashmir” said in an interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now on 18th March 2013; “You can see the end of democracy in what’s happening in Kashmir”, when he was asked, how does what happens in Kashmir affect what happens…

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The Third World War; One Mistake Away

By: Imran Khushal   On 26th May 2016, the Guardian reported that China is about to send its submarines armed with nukes into the Pacific Ocean after the installation of the US THAAD anti-ballistic system in South Korea and development of hypersonic glide missiles which could destroy Beijing in less than one hour. Escalating tensions…

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Syria and Yemen: A Tale of Two Troubles

The crisis in Syria; the most dangerous country on planet earth and Yemen; the poorest country in the Middle East, may look different and unconnected to each other but they are not completely so. There is much about Syria on TV and Social media but less about Yemen, simply because of number and strength of…

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Russia; Again Under Attack

  According to different media reports, three militants were killed when they attacked a police station in southern Russia on Monday, 11 April. Rt.com reported that “two of them were killed by officers defending the station while another one used his own grenade to kill himself”. It was that militants were the only ones hurt…

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Syria, Turkey, and Turkey’s future

According to the Global Peace Index report, Syria is the most dangerous country in the world and Turkey is the most dangerous country among the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries. There are so many states and non-state actors fighting in Syria for many reasons. Turkey shares its longest common border with Syria which was…

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Finding Pakistani Politicians in Trump

By: Imran Khushal “I don’t have regrets. These were very, very bad protesters. These were bad dudes. They were rough, tough guys.” This was what Donald Trump told CNN’s Don Lemon when asked if he had any regrets about the charged rhetoric at his rallies in Chicago on 12th march when Trump’s supporters and protesters…

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Is Sanders a Socialist?

    By: Imran Khushal I know this should have been written weeks ago when so-called Pakistani left started calling the U.S senator Bernie Sanders a socialist in progressive circles. A few ‘red’ magazines portrayed him as a socialist messiah and Pakistani shortsighted socialists build a premise on this assumption. They wrote and said, “Look!…

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