UNGA

Pakistan at the UNGA: Invoking Multilateralism for its Security and Stability

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery Every year, the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) becomes a gala of international diplomacy in which all states vociferously tell allies, adversaries and the entire international community...
Bilateral

From Bilateral to Multilateral: CPEC as a Source of Regional Connectivity

Kishwar Munir The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an inclusive project with an estimated value of  $65 billion and has a great potential of integrating the regions i.e. Asia, Middle...
Middle East

Pakistan’s Diplomatic Challenges in the Middle East

  Riaz Khokhar One of the key challenges to Pakistan’s foreign policy relates to how it navigates its policy in the volatile Middle East. In this regard, balancing its relations with...
Russian

The Russian Footprint in Afghanistan

Ishaq Ahmed Russian engagement and involvement in Afghanistan is not a new development. Previously from regime influence to invasion and currently pursuing its regional security objectives, the Russians have always...
CBMs

Word from the Author: Shaking Hands with Clenched Fists: The Grand Trunk Road to...

Asma Shakir Khawaja Whenever any region is decolonized, nations are reborn thereby learning to forget their past and try to buy their already sold integrity and freedom that had been...
Stalemate

The Stalemate: Implications of Afghanistan’s Stalled Peace Process on U.S.–Pakistan Relations

Sahar Khan Afghanistan’s peace process is experiencing some hiccups. After two successful joint conferences between Afghanistan and regional players in Kabul in February and then Tashkent in March, it seems...
9/11

Of Militarism, Coercive Diplomacy and Limited Successes: U.S. Foreign Policy Post-9/11

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery “Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.” Henry Kissinger The dastardly attacks on the Twin Towers on 11th September, 2001 were colossal and impactful. The aftershocks of...
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...
India

Three Routes to Pakistan’s Containment by India and the US

Andrew Korybko The US-Indian Strategic Partnership aims to “contain” Pakistan in three ways that go beyond the conventional model of fomenting instability within its borders. One of the centerpieces of 21st...

Pakistan’s New Role Between China and Europe: Opportunities and Challenges of China’s Silk Road...

Sardar Masood Khan The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of which the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project, is a global wave. The initiative covers 68 countries, 62...

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Stalemate

Strategic Stalemate in Afghanistan

  Jaweria Waheed Seventeen years of war in Afghanistan have resulted in a strategic stalemate plagued with a stalled peace process. Afghanistan is strategically important and...
Sea-based

Rationalizing Pakistan’s Quest for a Sea-based Deterrent Force

Saima Aman Sial On 9th January, 2017, Pakistan test fired a sea-variant of Babur cruise missile, with a range of 450 km, from an underwater...
Hybrid

Hybrid Warfare: Shielding Stratagem

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal Global politics is fluid and dynamic.Nations are combating identical and contrasting traditional and non-traditional security challenges. Security analysts are calling a mix of...
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