Pakistan’s Peace Narrative and Pak-U.S. Relations: Time for a Revisionist Discourse

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  Doha, a city in the thick of geopolitics of the GCC since 2017, played host to several rounds of talks between the United States and the...

Afghanistan’s Unprecedented but Narrow Window For Peace

Michael Kugelman  One month ago, after more than a year of complex and fraught negotiations, the U.S. government and the Taliban signed a landmark agreement. The deal sets out a...

Oral History Interview with Amb.Shamshad Ahmad Khan, Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan

Amb. Shamshad Ahmad Khan is Pakistan's former Foreign Secretary, who currently is the Chairman of the Lahore Center For Peace Research (LCPR). In his illustrious 4-decade long career, he...

Pakistan’s Mediation Challenge in the Middle East

Aisha Saeed  The current turmoil in the Middle East predates the recent developments in the region. Home to several Arab countries that are closely knit in terms of geopolitical connectivity...

Assessing Iran’s Possible Nuclear Breakout

Mansoor Ahmed The U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018 and the recent assassination of Gen. Qasim Soleimany has generated fears of a possible Iranian...

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...

Tears for Fears: Silence of the Persian Lambs

Saira Baig  If the authorities in Iran have power to put down protests each time they spring up, the regime’s greatest weapon - fear - appears to have lost its...

The Self-Woven World Economy and Anti-Gravity International View

YU Xiao The world economy is essentially a network, self-woven by desires, productions, and currencies. In the past millenniums, no matter the imagination or cognition, the world was tightly fastened...

Pakistan Politico Interview with Moeed Yusuf

  In August 2019, the Prime Minister established the Strategic Policy Planning Cell (SPPC) in the National Security Division housed in the Prime Minister’s Office. The Division acts as the...

Balakot Strikes: Escalation Pathways and Crisis Management Takeaways

Saima Aman Sial  Crisis is a situation between states which is characterized by surprise (sudden, unexpected) and poses a threat (potential to harm the interest of a state), which requires...

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Review Report: CPEC, A Transformation in Motion

Rabia Akhtar  Recently, ace China watcher, Andrew Small, authored report on the current status of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC). At a time when geo-economics is...

The Smokescreen of Indian Uranium Deficiency

Nidaa Shahid  Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has remained in the thick of things in every discussion and analysis related to India in the past few...

Renaissance in the Gulf: America’s Bastille or China’s Awakening?

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi “China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will move the world.”            ...
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