Stalemate

The Stalemate: Implications of Afghanistan’s Stalled Peace Process on U.S.–Pakistan Relations

Sahar Khan Afghanistan’s peace process is experiencing some hiccups. After two successful joint conferences between Afghanistan and regional players in Kabul in February and then Tashkent in March, it seems...
9/11

Of Militarism, Coercive Diplomacy and Limited Successes: U.S. Foreign Policy Post-9/11

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery “Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.” Henry Kissinger The dastardly attacks on the Twin Towers on 11th September, 2001 were colossal and impactful. The aftershocks of...
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...
India

Three Routes to Pakistan’s Containment by India and the US

Andrew Korybko The US-Indian Strategic Partnership aims to “contain” Pakistan in three ways that go beyond the conventional model of fomenting instability within its borders. One of the centerpieces of 21st...

Pakistan’s New Role Between China and Europe: Opportunities and Challenges of China’s Silk Road...

Sardar Masood Khan The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of which the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project, is a global wave. The initiative covers 68 countries, 62...
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...

Securitization of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: A Necessary Approach?

Aisha Saeed With the advent of the 21st century, geostrategic positioning of a country has regained its relevance in the national policy making. The post Cold War environment defused and...
Tahir Rasheed

Interview of Tahir Rasheed: Climate Change Is the Most Pressing Issue for Pakistan: Tahir...

Syed Muhammad Abubakar Tahir Rasheed is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South Punjab Forest Company (SPFC) – a subsidiary of the Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries Department, Government of the...
Yemen

The Might of Petro Dollar: Why Saudi Arabia Can Continue Its Atrocities in Yemen?

  Paul Antonopoulos Back in April 2018,  The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres explained at a conference in Geneva that three-quarters of the Yemeni population were in desperate need of...
Rouhani

Trump Misses, Rouhani Hits: Calling the Curtains on JCPOA

  Sina Azodi Never Interfere with Your Enemy When He is Making a Mistake. After months of speculation, President Trump finally announced his controversial decision last month to unilaterally withdraw the United...

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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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