Pak-U.S. Relations: Looking Beyond Afghanistan

A View from Islamabad Syed Ali Zia Jaffery In 2018, Pakistan’s Prime Minister  Imran Khan articulated his vision of seeing Pak-U.S. ties as dignified, and  based on mutual trust, respect, and...

A Foot in the Door

A View from Islamabad Khalid Banuri The persistent ebb and flow in Pakistan’s bilateral relations with the United States has almost been a constant. From close contacts at the leadership level...

Mr. Khan Goes to Washington

A View from Washington Elizabeth Threlkeld As the dust settles following Imran Khan’s first U.S. visit as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, reviews of the trip are decidedly mixed. While Khan likened his...

Trump and Imran: Renewing U.S.- Pakistan Cooperation

A View from Islamabad Ambassador Salman Bashir Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the U.S. has been an outstanding success. Given the icy frigidity in Pak-U.S. relations that preceded it, the...

Pakistan’s Afghan Quagmire Post Khan-Trump Summit

Rahimullah Yusufzai While talking to the media after his recent meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Prime Minister Imran Khan cautiously said Pakistan would urge the Taliban...

Pakistan’s Modi Dilemma

Rifaat Hussain By winning a clear majority in the Indian general elections held last month, the NDA coalition led by Bhartia Janta Party  (BJP) under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has...

Iran-US Standoff: Time for Stakeholders to Show Statesmanship

Asif Durrani After U.S. announcement of ending exemptions for Iranian oil exports to eight countries last month, the situation in the Middle East has plunged into gross uncertainty. There have...

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...

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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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