Khrushchev

Between Khrushchev and Khuhro: The Initial Explorations in Soviet-Pakistan Relations

Sergey Radchenko Not long after coming to power in the wake of Joseph Stalin’s death, the First Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, Nikita Khrushchev presided over a major turn...
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...

Modernizing Chinese Finance

Shahid Javed Burki  Having worked as the Director of World Bank’s China Operations for seven and a half years, I developed an appreciation of how the Chinese leadership takes major...
Uprising

The Kashmir Uprising

  Farooq Hasnat The ongoing insurgency in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) is nothing short of a third generation war of liberation. Like their grandfathers and parents, scores of Kashmiri men, women...
Spoilers

Spoilers in Pakistan-Iran Relations

Hamzah Rifaat Hussain More than a dozen personnel of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were recently kidnapped in a pre-dawn raid along the Pakistan-Iran border. With the Balochistan province to...
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...

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...
South Asia's

The 20th Anniversary of South Asia’s Overt Nuclearisation

Najmuddin A. Shaikh The month of May this year marked the completion of two decades since India and Pakistan carried out nuclear tests and made the South Asian sub-continent publicly...

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....
A Polar Silk Road

A Polar Silk Road? China’s Quest for the Arctic and its Global Consequences

Maria Bastos  China’s global assertiveness has become a central theme in international studies, particularly in foreign policy, security, and development circles. The Belt and Road Initiative, or BRI, has featured...

Latest article

Pakistan’s Continuing FATF Misery

Hassan Aslam Shad The February FATF Plenary has ended with the expected outcome: Pakistan has done “well” but not “well enough”. In other words, Pakistan...

Nuclear India: An Agent Provocateur in South Asia

Anum A. Khan  The December 20, House of Commons Library’s Briefing Paper for the UK Parliament identifies India as a self-declared Nuclear Weapon State (NWS)...

UNSC’s Report and Pakistan’s TTP Challenge

Tehmina Aslam Ranjha On February 3,  2021, pursuant to Resolutions 1526 (2004) and 2253 (2015), the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) issued its twenty-seventh report...
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