China’s Afghanistan Threat

Rupert Stone Afghanistan is not a priority for its largest neighbour, China. Beijing did not commit troops to the war that began in 2001, and its economic footprint has been...

Pakistan’s Modi Dilemma

Rifaat Hussain By winning a clear majority in the Indian general elections held last month, the NDA coalition led by Bhartia Janta Party  (BJP) under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has...

Strategic Overview of the Nuclear Pakistan

Mansoor Ahmed & Maimuna Ashraf  India and Pakistan completed 20 years of overt nuclearization last year. During these two decades, Pakistan achieved several milestones required to qualify as a modern...
Sectarian Tensions

The Growing Threat of Geopolitical and Sectarian Tensions in the Region

Qadir Khan Yousafzai  Iranian aversion to the US and its presence in the Middle East, is endless. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatullah Ali Khamenei, has demanded of Iraq to send American...
Resetting

Resetting Pakistan-Iran Relations

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery One of the biggest foreign policy  challenges for Prime Minister Imran Khan since his assumption of power last August has been Pakistan’s Middle East policy. The...
Romania

Interview with H.E. Mr. Nicolae GOIA – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of...

H.E. Mr. Nicolae GOIA is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Pakistan. Since taking over his ambassadorial responsibilities in Pakistan in 2016, Mr. Nicolae has been instrumental in...
Post-Pulwama

Russo-Pakistan Relations Post-Pulwama

Andrew Korybko The Valdai Club, Russia’s most prestigious think tank, published a thought-provoking and visionary piece on Russian-Pakistani relations in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack and the latest round...
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...

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Troubled Path to the NPT RevCon 2020

Sitara Noor The NPT PrepCom 2019 concluded on May 10 after two weeks of deliberations on nonproliferation challenges, aiming to pave the way for the NPT Review...

The Taliban and Afghanistan’s Gordian Knot

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The inveterate depredation in Afghanistan has been a costly affair for all stakeholders and those involved in conflict-resolution efforts. The resolution...

Rise of the BJP

Arshad Mahmood India’s first minister of law and justice, Dr. Ambedkar while talking to the Indian Constituent Assembly in 1949 made these historic remarks: “We...
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