CPEC's Threat Matrix

CPEC’s Threat Matrix

Kishwar Munir The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is fast being recognized as the flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The multi-billion dollars project has now become...
Jamal Khashoggi

The Murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the future of the International Legal Order

Kamran Adil While examining the nature of ‘international legal order’, the legal theorists have long been divided over its very existence. In international affairs, it comes under discussion episodically. Recent...
Central Asia

China & India In Central Asia: Competition Or Convergence?

Andrew Korybko  It is quite probable that India’s growing role in Central Asia via its US-approved Chabahar Corridor to the region will lead to increased competition with China there. But...

Mapping Pakistan’s Strategic Challenges and Options

Mansoor Ahmed Pakistan is sometimes referred to as a ‘crisis state,’ which has been beset with unrelenting challenges, but has largely been resilient and has succeeded in navigating through them....
A Polar Silk Road

A Polar Silk Road? China’s Quest for the Arctic and its Global Consequences

Maria Bastos  China’s global assertiveness has become a central theme in international studies, particularly in foreign policy, security, and development circles. The Belt and Road Initiative, or BRI, has featured...
Flashback 2018

Flashback 2018- Foreign Policy Challenges for Pakistan and The Way Forward

Hamzah Rifaat Hussain In 2018, the world witnessed the rise of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf with its Chairman Imran Khan becoming the Prime Minister of the country. With a new,...
Ray of Hope

Another Ray of Hope? US in Search of a Political Compromise in Afghanistan

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The Afghan imbroglio is becoming more complex by the day. Kabul was jolted with yet another suicide blast on a ceremony celebrating the birth of the Holy...
Resurgence

A State in Crisis: Sri Lanka’s Road from Post-War Resurgence to Political Dissension

Priyanka Moonesinghe On October 26, President Maithripala Sirisena removed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from office overnight, appointing his former foe, Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister instead. Wickremesinghe refused to leave...
Perceptions

CPEC & The War of Perceptions

Eram Ashraf The China Pakistan Economic Corridor is now approaching the end of its first phase, with many projects involving infrastructure and energy needs near completion. Talks have already begun...
Middle Ground

US-Pakistan Relations: The Search for a Middle Ground

Saira Yamin Relations between the United States and Pakistan have soured considerably in 2018.  A recurring exchange of flustered tweets by statesmen on both sides suggests that they may be...

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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...

Troubled Path to the NPT RevCon 2020

Sitara Noor The NPT PrepCom 2019 concluded on May 10 after two weeks of deliberations on nonproliferation challenges, aiming to pave the way for the NPT Review...

The Taliban and Afghanistan’s Gordian Knot

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The inveterate depredation in Afghanistan has been a costly affair for all stakeholders and those involved in conflict-resolution efforts. The resolution...
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