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 a prominent feature of politics...
Afghan Conflict

An Overview of the Afghan Conflict and Looking Ahead

Riaz Mohammad Khan Since 1979, the Afghan conflict has deeply impacted Pakistan and Pakistan’s foreign relations, in particular its relations with the United States. A brief survey of how the conflict...
Cooperation

India-China Relations: Competition and Prospects for Cooperation

Samran Ali The Chinese economy has already outgrown the U.S. economy. India has also replaced France and is now the sixth largest economy in the world. Both countries are also...
Feminism

Feminism, Foreign policy and Hope

Maria Bastos The study of foreign policy is currently facing important challenges mostly associated with forecasting the world order. Those challenges imply an imbalance between two nexuses operating at different...
Spoilers

Spoilers in Pakistan-Iran Relations

Hamzah Rifaat Hussain More than a dozen personnel of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were recently kidnapped in a pre-dawn raid along the Pakistan-Iran border. With the Balochistan province to...
Swagger

The Bullying Swagger

Cheryl Rofer Before Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo posted his Instagram account featuring “swagger,” he had repeated the word several times. The first Instagram photo is a mock seal for...
Naya Pakistan

Pakistan-US Relations in “Naya Pakistan”

Andrew Korybko The rise of Imran Khan as Pakistan’s Prime Minister might have been thought by some to herald a sea change in policy towards the US, but Islamabad will...
UNGA

Pakistan at the UNGA: Invoking Multilateralism for its Security and Stability

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery Every year, the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) becomes a gala of international diplomacy in which all states vociferously tell allies, adversaries and the entire international community...
Bilateral

From Bilateral to Multilateral: CPEC as a Source of Regional Connectivity

Kishwar Munir The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an inclusive project with an estimated value of  $65 billion and has a great potential of integrating the regions i.e. Asia, Middle...
Middle East

Pakistan’s Diplomatic Challenges in the Middle East

  Riaz Khokhar One of the key challenges to Pakistan’s foreign policy relates to how it navigates its policy in the volatile Middle East. In this regard, balancing its relations with...

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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...

Rise of the BJP

Arshad Mahmood India’s first minister of law and justice, Dr. Ambedkar while talking to the Indian Constituent Assembly in 1949 made these historic remarks: “We...
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