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Mapping Prospects and Roadblocks in the Afghan Peace Process

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Exclusive Interview with the President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan

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

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Afghanistan’s Unprecedented but Narrow Window For Peace

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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

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