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’s Peace Narrative and Pak-U.S. Relations: Time for a Revisionist Discourse

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  Doha, a city in the thick of geopolitics of the GCC since 2017, played host to several rounds of talks between the United States and the...

Statement of Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, at the ...

The OIC Independent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) published a comprehensive and seminal report in March 2017 on the human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. We...

Oral History Interview with Amb.Shamshad Ahmad Khan, Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan

Amb. Shamshad Ahmad Khan is Pakistan's former Foreign Secretary, who currently is the Chairman of the Lahore Center For Peace Research (LCPR). In his illustrious 4-decade long career, he...

Mapping Prospects and Roadblocks in the Afghan Peace Process

Rahimullah Yousafzai Two positive developments in recent days have raised hopes after weeks of uncertainty that the implementation of the Taliban-U.S. peace deal signed in Doha, Qatar on February 29...

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...

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...

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...

The Self-Woven World Economy and Anti-Gravity International View

YU Xiao The world economy is essentially a network, self-woven by desires, productions, and currencies. In the past millenniums, no matter the imagination or cognition, the world was tightly fastened...

Tears for Fears: Silence of the Persian Lambs

Saira Baig  If the authorities in Iran have power to put down protests each time they spring up, the regime’s greatest weapon - fear - appears to have lost its...

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