Aisha Nazir

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As the U.S. steps back, Vietnamese wonder if China is taking control

HANOI — Citizens of Vietnam have developed an unusual national pastime: Across the country and on social networks, people trade suspicions that their government is secretly giving in to an aggressive China. And lately, there has been plenty of fuel for their rumors.<p>Some blame a visibly diminished …

China

Pakistan’s Search for its Place in Southern Asia’s Evolving Order

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a new series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series seeks …

Geopolitics

Syrian army recaptures the last town to be held by Isil in Homs

Regime forces have ousted Isil from Al-Sukhna, the last jihadist-held town in Homs province.<p>A commando operation backed by Russian warplanes and helicopters has killed 25 members of the Islamic State jihadist group in central Syria.<p>Supported by regime ally Russia, Syria's army has waged a …

The Islamic State has fully withdrawn from Syria's Aleppo province, report says

The Islamic State terror group has formally withdrawn its forces from Syria’s Aleppo province, according to a Friday report from the <i>Agence</i> …

Pakistan criticises US, says expansion of its nuclear capabilities will hinder disarmament

<b>Islamabad:</b> In a veiled criticism of the US, Pakistan has said the declared plans by one of the P-5 nations to expand its nuclear capabilities would …

UN Security Council

UN downsizes peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur

The UN Security Council has agreed to reduce the number peacekeepers in Sudan’s war-torn region of Darfur after US pressure led to a $600 million cut …

Israel responds to Syrian spillover fire in repeat incident

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says aircraft struck a Syrian military post that earlier fired a mortar into the Israeli-controlled side of the …

Middle East

The Partisan Fight Over the Gulf War

<i>*From the February 11, 1991 issue of</i> New York <i>Magazine.</i><p><b>AND THE DEMOCRATS AT A LOSS</b><p>War changes everything, the seers say—or maybe it doesn’t. Maybe it …

Political Science