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Aisha Saeed  The current turmoil in the Middle East predates the recent developments in the region. Home to several Arab countries that are closely knit in terms of geopolitical connectivity...

Assessing Iran’s Possible Nuclear Breakout

Mansoor Ahmed The U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018 and the recent assassination of Gen. Qasim Soleimany has generated fears of a possible Iranian...

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Fareeha Shamim  Considered by many as a revolution in warfare, the emergence of new technologies and the incorporation of (AI) in the military by states are transforming the dynamics and...

Modernizing Chinese Finance

Shahid Javed Burki  Having worked as the Director of World Bank’s China Operations for seven and a half years, I developed an appreciation of how the Chinese leadership takes major...

Tears for Fears: Silence of the Persian Lambs

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Creating an Ecosystem of RMB in Pakistan

Lu Yang China has become Pakistan’s largest trading partner, largest country of origin of imports, largest foreign direct investor and the third largest export destination, while Pakistan has become China’s...

The Self-Woven World Economy and Anti-Gravity International View

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The Rafale Factor and Options for the PAF

Air Cdre Jamal Hussain (Retd) The setback suffered by the IAF at the hands of its arch-rival the PAF on 27 February 2019, has led to serious introspection by the...

Faultlines: Deconstructing the Roots of Pakistan Security Threat Matrix

Zeeshan Shahid Khan Pakistan has been in international headlines since the nuclear tests in 1998 were carried out in response to the Indian tests at Pokhran. The tests, although a...

Book Review I UN Peacekeeping Operations in Somalia 1992- 1995: A Pakistani...

Author : Dr. Tughral Yamin Publisher: Paramount  Books (PVT.) Ltd. YEAR: 2019 ISBN: 978-969-637-522-7 Ailiya Naqvi  Shouldering  a  Huge and  Dangerous  Load for  the UN :Assessing  Pakistan's Critical  Role  in Somalia “I assure you that any U.S....

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Mapping Prospects and Roadblocks in the Afghan Peace Process

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Reading Between the Lines of Afghan Agreements

Elizabeth Threlkeld  The U.S.-Taliban agreement signed in Doha on Feb. 29 is historic, significant and long overdue. After nearly 20 years of war and many failed attempts...
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