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...
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...
South Pacific

The Limits of China’s Foreign Influence: Lessons from the South Pacific

  Maria Bastos Research on maritime security and related politics has increased rapidly with China’s ambitious  Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI). While much attention has been paid to MSRI security challenges...
Fake News

Fake News and Political Rhetoric: The Foreign Policy Challenge

Zainab Dar The rise of post truth politics, wherein, the politicians rely on using rhetoric to win the elections and influence public opinion has become a prominent feature of politics...
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...
Republic of Korea

Interview with H.E. Rahim Hayat Qureshi, Ambassador of Pakistan to Republic of Korea

Amb. Rahim Hayat Qureshi  is Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea . A career diplomat, Amb.Rahim Hayat Qureshi  has served at various important positions in the Foreign Office...

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 sorts, but alas it ranks...
Nuclear

How Pakistan Went Nuclear

Samson Simon Sharaf 1996-97 was a politically unstable time for India. BJP despite emerging as the single largest party could not muster a majority in thirteen days. A consensus candidate...

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...

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...

Latest article

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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