Quagmire

Trump’s Afghan Quagmire

Rupert Stone  It has now been several months since President Donald Trump promulgated his new strategy for the US war in Afghanistan. So far, his approach has failed to roll...
Feminism

Feminism, Foreign policy and Hope

Maria Bastos The study of foreign policy is currently facing important challenges mostly associated with forecasting the world order. Those challenges imply an imbalance between two nexuses operating at different...
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...
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...
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...

Letters to Uncle Sam: Manto on Pak-US Relations

 Rizwan Zeb Should literature be taken seriously by political scientists and historians? Is there any link between literature and political developments? Can literature be more helpful in understanding political developments...
Afghan Conflict

An Overview of the Afghan Conflict and Looking Ahead

Riaz Mohammad Khan Since 1979, the Afghan conflict has deeply impacted Pakistan and Pakistan’s foreign relations, in particular its relations with the United States. A brief survey of how the conflict...

The NSS and the QCG: Sustainability for Afghanistan post 2017.

Hamza Rifaat Hussain  The Trump administration’s national security strategy of 2017 with its South Asia section on page 50, prioritizes sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan. The harsh wording against...
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...
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...

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Puruesh

Interview with Puruesh Chaudhary : Pakistan State of Future Index “Anticipating 2027”

Puruesh Chaudhary is a futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. She has a professional master’s degree in International Negotiation and Policymaking from Institut De Hautes...
Quest

The S-400 Deal and Pakistan’s Quest for Strategic Stability

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery The 20-year old nuclear dyad in South Asia has been typified by the action-reaction model, whereby arch-rivals, India and Pakistan have...
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...
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