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...
Ray of Hope

Another Ray of Hope? US in Search of a Political Compromise in Afghanistan

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The Afghan imbroglio is becoming more complex by the day. Kabul was jolted with yet another suicide blast on a ceremony celebrating the birth of the Holy...
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...
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...

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

Sardar Masood Khan is the 14th President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. A career diplomat, Masood Khan was Pakistan’s Permanent Representative in the United Nations missions in New York...
Hindu Nationalism

Militarized Hindu Nationalism & Sino-Pakistan Options

Rabia Akhtar  Do ideas or beliefs play a role in state’s maneuvers in the international system?  As a realist, I believe that states are inherently rational and are not guided...
Central Asia

China & India In Central Asia: Competition Or Convergence?

Andrew Korybko  It is quite probable that India’s growing role in Central Asia via its US-approved Chabahar Corridor to the region will lead to increased competition with China there. But...

Mapping Pakistan’s Strategic Challenges and Options

Mansoor Ahmed Pakistan is sometimes referred to as a ‘crisis state,’ which has been beset with unrelenting challenges, but has largely been resilient and has succeeded in navigating through them....
Flashback 2018

Flashback 2018- Foreign Policy Challenges for Pakistan and The Way Forward

Hamzah Rifaat Hussain In 2018, the world witnessed the rise of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf with its Chairman Imran Khan becoming the Prime Minister of the country. With a new,...

Pakistan’s Place in a Changing World

Moeed Yusuf The Evolving Global Order The world has moved from its unipolar moment into multipolarity; China has arrived; Russia has resurged; and the era of singular U.S. dominance is over....

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From Conflict to Peace: Recalibrating Pak-Afghan Relations

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  Recently, it was announced that, Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will visit Kabul later this month. This would be PM Khan's...

Book Review | Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy

Book Title: Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy Author: Francis J. Gavin ISBN: 978-0-8157-3791-9 Publisher: Brookings Institution Press, 2020 Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  In the nuclear academy, Robert...

The Pitfalls of the Indo-U.S. Embrace

Anum A. Khan  The June 15, 2020 clash between India and China is fittingly in-line with a famous saying, “Imprudence is a moral failing of...
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