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...
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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...

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...

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Pakistan’s Continuing FATF Misery

Hassan Aslam Shad The February FATF Plenary has ended with the expected outcome: Pakistan has done “well” but not “well enough”. In other words, Pakistan...

Nuclear India: An Agent Provocateur in South Asia

Anum A. Khan  The December 20, House of Commons Library’s Briefing Paper for the UK Parliament identifies India as a self-declared Nuclear Weapon State (NWS)...

UNSC’s Report and Pakistan’s TTP Challenge

Tehmina Aslam Ranjha On February 3,  2021, pursuant to Resolutions 1526 (2004) and 2253 (2015), the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) issued its twenty-seventh report...
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