Labeling the States

Pakistan and the International Politics of Labeling the States

Ahmed Waheed If international narratives on Pakistan were to be believed, then Pakistan is a Weak State, a Failed State, a Garrison State, an Insecure State, a Fragile State, a...
Playing down the Middle East

Pakistan Playing Down the Middle East

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery For Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, a jam packed sports stadium outside Pakistan reverberating with chants for him, is nothing new. However, when such a thing...
Afghan Isolation

India’s Afghan Isolation

Rupert Stone  India and Afghanistan have a close bond, exemplified by Rabindranath Tagore’s short story, Kabuliwala, about the friendship between a Pashtun fruit seller and an Indian girl in Calcutta....
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...
Pak-Africa Relations

Pakistan-Africa Relations: Appraisal and Future Prospects

Rukhsana A. Siddiqui Pakistan-Africa Relations Pakistan’s relations with many African countries date back to their respective independence movements. Pakistan supported both morally and materially countries such as Algeria, Kenya, Sudan, Zimbabwe,...
Ambassador

Interview with Asim Iftikhar Ahmad, Ambassador of Pakistan to Thailand

  Amb. Asim Iftikhar Ahmad is Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand. A career diplomat, Amb. Asim Iftikhar has served at various important positions in the Foreign Office, Pakistan’s...
Beyond Peacekeeping

Beyond Peacekeeping: Exploring Pak-Africa Ties

Tughral Yamin In the age of imperialism, the British colonist took a lot of Indian labour with them to Africa for developing infrastructure and settling the areas under the control...
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...
Jamal Khashoggi

The Murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the future of the International Legal Order

Kamran Adil While examining the nature of ‘international legal order’, the legal theorists have long been divided over its very existence. In international affairs, it comes under discussion episodically. Recent...
Central Asia

China & India In Central Asia: Competition Or Convergence?

Andrew Korybko  It is quite probable that India’s growing role in Central Asia via its US-approved Chabahar Corridor to the region will lead to increased competition with China there. But...

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Reluctant

Pakistan’s Nuclear Journey Since 1998: Still Reluctant or Not?

Rizwan Zeb  Forty-seven years ago, in 1972, compelled by worsening threat perception, Pakistan reluctantly embarked upon the nuclear journey when Bhutto ordered his scientists to...
New Start

Why New START Needs a New Start?

Ayesha Abbasi John F. Kennedy said, “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” The arms control regime is presently in a downward spiral mainly...
United Nations

Exclusive Interview with Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations

Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi is Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Amb. Lodhi has had a prolific career. She has twice served as Pakistan’s...
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