Modernizing Chinese Finance

Shahid Javed Burki  Having worked as the Director of World Bank’s China Operations for seven and a half years, I developed an appreciation of how the Chinese leadership takes major...

Pakistan’s Place in a Changing World

Moeed Yusuf The Evolving Global Order The world has moved from its unipolar moment into multipolarity; China has arrived; Russia has resurged; and the era of singular U.S. dominance is over....
Perpetrator

Attack on Pulwama in Kashmir: Who was the Perpetrator?

Najmuddin A. Shaikh It appears that both Pakistan and India have moved away from the brink of a catastrophic confrontation between the two nuclear armed states. Ambassadors have returned to...

Pakistan Politico Interview with Amb. Riffat Masood, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of...

Amb. Riffat Masood is Pakistan's Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran. As a veteran diplomat, Amb.Riffat has served Pakistan at important appointments at the Foreign Office and Pakistan's...

Mr. Khan Goes to Washington

A View from Washington Elizabeth Threlkeld As the dust settles following Imran Khan’s first U.S. visit as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, reviews of the trip are decidedly mixed. While Khan likened his...
Brothers

Pakistan & Turkey : Brothers in Arms

  Rupert Stone When Pakistan was placed on a terrorist financing “grey list” by the Financial Action Task Force in February, Turkey was the only country to oppose the move. Both...
Easter Bombings

Explaining Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings

Samir Kumar & Hari Prasad On April 21, 2019, a series of suicide bombings devastated churches and hotels in SriLanka. Multiple sites within three different cities (Batticaloa in the east...

Nuclear Deterrence in the Middle East: Fact or Fable?

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi  ‘Saudi Arabia reserves the right to arm itself with nuclear weapons if regional rival Iran cannot be stopped from making one’ Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir Saudi Minister of State...
Deterrence Stability

Deterrence Stability in South Asia: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Amina Afzal India and Pakistan’s seaward nuclearization has received great scholarly attention off late. The thrust of recent literature on the issue focuses on whether an at-sea deterrent has bolstered...

Iran-US Standoff: Time for Stakeholders to Show Statesmanship

Asif Durrani After U.S. announcement of ending exemptions for Iranian oil exports to eight countries last month, the situation in the Middle East has plunged into gross uncertainty. There have...

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Pakistan’s Continuing FATF Misery

Hassan Aslam Shad The February FATF Plenary has ended with the expected outcome: Pakistan has done “well” but not “well enough”. In other words, Pakistan...

Nuclear India: An Agent Provocateur in South Asia

Anum A. Khan  The December 20, House of Commons Library’s Briefing Paper for the UK Parliament identifies India as a self-declared Nuclear Weapon State (NWS)...

UNSC’s Report and Pakistan’s TTP Challenge

Tehmina Aslam Ranjha On February 3,  2021, pursuant to Resolutions 1526 (2004) and 2253 (2015), the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) issued its twenty-seventh report...
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