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....

Pakistan Politico Interview with Amb. Riffat Masood, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of...

Amb. Riffat Masood is Pakistan's Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran. As a veteran diplomat, Amb.Riffat has served Pakistan at important appointments at the Foreign Office and Pakistan's...

China’s Afghanistan Threat

Rupert Stone Afghanistan is not a priority for its largest neighbour, China. Beijing did not commit troops to the war that began in 2001, and its economic footprint has been...

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...
Sectarian Tensions

The Growing Threat of Geopolitical and Sectarian Tensions in the Region

Qadir Khan Yousafzai  Iranian aversion to the US and its presence in the Middle East, is endless. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatullah Ali Khamenei, has demanded of Iraq to send American...
Resetting

Resetting Pakistan-Iran Relations

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery One of the biggest foreign policy  challenges for Prime Minister Imran Khan since his assumption of power last August has been Pakistan’s Middle East policy. The...
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Interview with H.E. Mr. Nicolae GOIA – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of...

H.E. Mr. Nicolae GOIA is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Pakistan. Since taking over his ambassadorial responsibilities in Pakistan in 2016, Mr. Nicolae has been instrumental in...
Post-Pulwama

Russo-Pakistan Relations Post-Pulwama

Andrew Korybko The Valdai Club, Russia’s most prestigious think tank, published a thought-provoking and visionary piece on Russian-Pakistani relations in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack and the latest round...
Capability Review

After Balakot: A Diplomatic Capability Review

Mosharraf Zaidi Almost a month after the mini war that began with India’s invasion of Pakistan through an attempted attack in Balakot district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, there is still a...
Balakot

Lessons from Balakot

Salman Bashir  Pakistan needs to draw lessons post-Balakot attack on managing its security and foreign policy. The Indian attack on Balakot was an act of aggression. The drift in India-Pakistan...

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Militarization of Artificial Intelligence

Shaza Arif  Artificial Intelligence is very difficult to define, however the most elementary way of defining it would be: To program machines in such a...

The Kashmir Catastrophe

Brian Cloughley  India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the U.S. President Donald Trump have much in common, not least, the extensive use of Twitter to...

Mutual Vulnerability and Risk Reduction in South Asia

Hannah Haegeland The current state of affairs in Kashmir and resulting heightening of India-Pakistan tensions provide daily examples of escalation risks. Since 1998, the low-probability,...
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