Afghan Isolation

India’s Afghan Isolation

Rupert Stone  India and Afghanistan have a close bond, exemplified by Rabindranath Tagore’s short story, Kabuliwala, about the friendship between a Pashtun fruit seller and an Indian girl in Calcutta....

Africa in Search of Stability and Development: Challenges and Opportunities

Muhammad Ali  Since the turn of the 21st century, the world has refocused its attention on Africa’s attempts to deal with the challenges of national, regional and global security. There...

Will Africa’s Long-Serving Leaders Survive the People-Power Wave?

  Swaib K Nsereko Two long-serving African leaders were shaken late December 2018 and early January 2019. They are president Omar Hassan al-Bashir and president Ali Bongo of Sudan and Gabon...

The Widening Gulf: Why Taliban Do Not Want to Talk with the Afghan Government?

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The year 2019 is being considered important in the Afghan peace process and US’ withdrawal from Afghanistan. This is primarily because of constant rounds of talks between...
African Potential

The African Potential

Zeeshan Shahid Khan Africa, the second largest continent in terms of area and population has been sitting on the sidelines of the developed and the developing world for over a...
Islam and Ethics

Between Islam and Ethics: Deterrence Makes the Scare Go

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery “We will not hesitate to use any weapon in our arsenal as our security is more dear to us than the advice of international leaders which...
Badaber

A Page from History : Ode to Badaber

  Now that the time has come to bury Badaber, it is ironically fitting that no effort to reconstruct its life can be made at Rawalpindi. Its early days are...
Perception

China’s Perception of Central Asia

Saeed Afridi Throughout history the Asian continent has been a complex tapestry of competing empires, kingdoms and nomadic people and this has been more pronounced in the region commonly referred...
Africa's Future

Looking into Africa’s Future: Opportunities, Challenges and The Way Forward

  Abdulhamid Mpoza Africa is a naturally gifted continent with huge untapped resources, something that might have been one of the reasons for its colonization between 1870s and 1900s by European...
Pak-Africa Relations

Pakistan-Africa Relations: Appraisal and Future Prospects

Rukhsana A. Siddiqui Pakistan-Africa Relations Pakistan’s relations with many African countries date back to their respective independence movements. Pakistan supported both morally and materially countries such as Algeria, Kenya, Sudan, Zimbabwe,...

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Blockchain

Blockchain: Myth Busters for Pakistani Regulators

Najeeb Zaidi Background There is a need to bust the myth and anxiety around the buzz-word ‘Blockchain’. This applies to all and sundry because we are...
Qatar Talks

Qatar Talks Amid Rising Tensions

Qadir Khan Yousafzai United States’ former Ambassador to Pakistan and Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker has likened Washington’s talks with the Afghan Taliban with those that took...
Caracas

The Crisis in Caracas

Hamzah Rifaat Hussain What has unfolded in Venezuela over the past few months is quite remarkable. Soaring inflation, chronic unemployment and pervasive corruption have emboldened...
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