Pakistan’s foreign policy towards the Indian Ocean Region

Maria Bastos The visibility of Pakistan in the Indian Ocean Region has been somewhat enhanced since the launch of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), nearly three years ago. This...
Azerbaijan

Interview with H.E. Ali Alizada, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan...

Amb. Ali Alizada is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to  Pakistan. After serving at various prestigious positions  in Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry, Amb. Alizada became the...

Strategic Overview of the Nuclear Pakistan

Mansoor Ahmed & Maimuna Ashraf  India and Pakistan completed 20 years of overt nuclearization last year. During these two decades, Pakistan achieved several milestones required to qualify as a modern...

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...

US-Pakistan Relations Won’t Thrive, But They’ll Survive

Michael Kugelman Washington and Islamabad aren’t bound to be besties. But they can still find ways to work together. If there’s one truism about U.S. foreign relations, it’s that America is...
CPEC's Threat Matrix

CPEC’s Threat Matrix

Kishwar Munir The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is fast being recognized as the flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The multi-billion dollars project has now become...
Africa's Future

Looking into Africa’s Future: Opportunities, Challenges and The Way Forward

  Abdulhamid Mpoza Africa is a naturally gifted continent with huge untapped resources, something that might have been one of the reasons for its colonization between 1870s and 1900s by European...
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...

US-Iran Conflict: The War Saudis Need but Don’t Want

Ahmed Quraishi On the morning of May 16th, the world woke up to a Saudi newspaper editorial calling for a “calculated surgical airstrike” against Iran. The Arab News editorial was blunt....
Defiance

Of Sanctions and Defiance

Rabia Akhtar  The U.S. non-proliferation policy utilizes economic, political and military sanctions enshrined in non-proliferation legislation to deter proliferation behavior in countries around the globe. Three laws –– the Symington...

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Afghanistan: The Next Theatre in the U.S.-Iran Conflict

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  Since the momentous events of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, ties between Iran and the U.S. have followed a predictable pattern,...

Sunderji Syndrome: Understanding India’s Conventional Military Modernization

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi  “Dreams of ‘disarming first strikes’ leading to the temptation to ‘go first’ and the consequent instability of Small Nuclear Power equations are...

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...
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