Capability Review

After Balakot: A Diplomatic Capability Review

Mosharraf Zaidi Almost a month after the mini war that began with India’s invasion of Pakistan through an attempted attack in Balakot district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, there is still a...
Balakot

Lessons from Balakot

Salman Bashir  Pakistan needs to draw lessons post-Balakot attack on managing its security and foreign policy. The Indian attack on Balakot was an act of aggression. The drift in India-Pakistan...
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...
Republic of Korea

Interview with H.E. Rahim Hayat Qureshi, Ambassador of Pakistan to Republic of Korea

Amb. Rahim Hayat Qureshi  is Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea . A career diplomat, Amb.Rahim Hayat Qureshi  has served at various important positions in the Foreign Office...
Azerbaijan

Interview with H.E. Ali Alizada, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan...

Amb. Ali Alizada is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to  Pakistan. After serving at various prestigious positions  in Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry, Amb. Alizada became the...
Labeling the States

Pakistan and the International Politics of Labeling the States

Ahmed Waheed If international narratives on Pakistan were to be believed, then Pakistan is a Weak State, a Failed State, a Garrison State, an Insecure State, a Fragile State, a...
Playing down the Middle East

Pakistan Playing Down the Middle East

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery For Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, a jam packed sports stadium outside Pakistan reverberating with chants for him, is nothing new. However, when such a thing...
Afghan Isolation

India’s Afghan Isolation

Rupert Stone  India and Afghanistan have a close bond, exemplified by Rabindranath Tagore’s short story, Kabuliwala, about the friendship between a Pashtun fruit seller and an Indian girl in Calcutta....
Africa's Future

Looking into Africa’s Future: Opportunities, Challenges and The Way Forward

  Abdulhamid Mpoza Africa is a naturally gifted continent with huge untapped resources, something that might have been one of the reasons for its colonization between 1870s and 1900s by European...
Pak-Africa Relations

Pakistan-Africa Relations: Appraisal and Future Prospects

Rukhsana A. Siddiqui Pakistan-Africa Relations Pakistan’s relations with many African countries date back to their respective independence movements. Pakistan supported both morally and materially countries such as Algeria, Kenya, Sudan, Zimbabwe,...

Latest article

Under the #Twitter @ Overhang Twitterflections from the Pulwama-Balakot Crisis

Salma Shaheen  Twitter has been very instrumental in escalating and de-escalating tensions during the Pulwama Crisis of 2019 between India and Pakistan which started after...
Islamic State's Threat

Tracing the Islamic State’s Threat

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The genesis of the Islamic State (ISIS), the world’s wealthiest and the strongest terrorist group, is traced back to the U.S. invasion...
Whither

Whither the International System Post Balakot Escalation?

Khalid Banuri  A substantial amount of opinions and reflections has been made in print and electronic media about the incidents that took place in South...
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