Pakistan Politico Interview with Moeed Yusuf

  In August 2019, the Prime Minister established the Strategic Policy Planning Cell (SPPC) in the National Security Division housed in the Prime Minister’s Office. The Division acts as the...

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...

The Abrogation of Article 370: A Need to Revisit Alistair Lamb’s Analysis of the...

Saba Shahid  India’s recent repeal (5th August 2019) of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution indicates the Modi government’s aggressive stance towards the issue of Kashmir and takes it several...

Pakistan Navy in Ghana: Orchestrating Goodwill Gesture

Ubaid Ahmed  Pakistan’s ‘Look Africa’ policy to extend its impressions in Africa is a marvel step. Pakistan has had profoundly established, memorable and enthusiastic bond with African countries which dates...

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...

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 communicate their thoughts, policies and...

Beyond the UN Blitz on Kashmir

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan was a man on a mission in his maiden appearance at the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA), last month. As unprecedented as...

Why the Doha Peace Process Must Resume?

Qadir Khan Yousafzai  In his customary style, the U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter and suspended the Doha peace process between the U.S. and the Afghan Taliban. Despite the...
Hindu Nationalism

Militarized Hindu Nationalism & Sino-Pakistan Options

Rabia Akhtar  Do ideas or beliefs play a role in state’s maneuvers in the international system?  As a realist, I believe that states are inherently rational and are not guided...

CPEC, J&K and Ladakh: Chaos Revisited

Hassan F. Virk Most of China’s neighboring countries have either been turbulent or economically weak and that makes them dependent on the regional hegemon. China’s one-size-fits-all message to the neighbors...

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From Conflict to Peace: Recalibrating Pak-Afghan Relations

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  Recently, it was announced that, Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will visit Kabul later this month. This would be PM Khan's...

Book Review | Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy

Book Title: Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy Author: Francis J. Gavin ISBN: 978-0-8157-3791-9 Publisher: Brookings Institution Press, 2020 Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  In the nuclear academy, Robert...

The Pitfalls of the Indo-U.S. Embrace

Anum A. Khan  The June 15, 2020 clash between India and China is fittingly in-line with a famous saying, “Imprudence is a moral failing of...
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