Resetting

Resetting Pakistan-Iran Relations

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery One of the biggest foreign policy  challenges for Prime Minister Imran Khan since his assumption of power last August has been Pakistan’s Middle East policy. The...

Under the #Twitter @ Overhang Twitterflections from the Pulwama-Balakot Crisis

Salma Shaheen  Twitter has been very instrumental in escalating and de-escalating tensions during the Pulwama Crisis of 2019 between India and Pakistan which started after a young Kashmiri attacked Indian...
Islamic State's Threat

Tracing the Islamic State’s Threat

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The genesis of the Islamic State (ISIS), the world’s wealthiest and the strongest terrorist group, is traced back to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. When...
Whither

Whither the International System Post Balakot Escalation?

Khalid Banuri  A substantial amount of opinions and reflections has been made in print and electronic media about the incidents that took place in South Asia during the last two...
Space Security

Space Security Trilemma in South Asia

Zulfqar Khan and Ahmad Khan  The peculiar nature of bilateral relations between the United States and China in space is the triggering point of a space security trilemma in South...
Legal CBMs

International Humanitarian Law, Kashmir and Legal CBMs

Taimur Malik Pakistan and India came close to a war once again at the end of February 2019; a war that would have led to suffering, destruction and economic distress...
Romania

Interview with H.E. Mr. Nicolae GOIA – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of...

H.E. Mr. Nicolae GOIA is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Pakistan. Since taking over his ambassadorial responsibilities in Pakistan in 2016, Mr. Nicolae has been instrumental in...
Post-Pulwama

Russo-Pakistan Relations Post-Pulwama

Andrew Korybko The Valdai Club, Russia’s most prestigious think tank, published a thought-provoking and visionary piece on Russian-Pakistani relations in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack and the latest round...
Capability Review

After Balakot: A Diplomatic Capability Review

Mosharraf Zaidi Almost a month after the mini war that began with India’s invasion of Pakistan through an attempted attack in Balakot district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, there is still a...
Nuclear Weapons

Balakot, Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery The induction of nuclear weapons in South Asia has given primacy to the concept of deterrence in the strategic discourse between arch-rivals, India and Pakistan. Bilateral...

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Reluctant

Pakistan’s Nuclear Journey Since 1998: Still Reluctant or Not?

Rizwan Zeb  Forty-seven years ago, in 1972, compelled by worsening threat perception, Pakistan reluctantly embarked upon the nuclear journey when Bhutto ordered his scientists to...
New Start

Why New START Needs a New Start?

Ayesha Abbasi John F. Kennedy said, “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” The arms control regime is presently in a downward spiral mainly...
United Nations

Exclusive Interview with Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations

Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi is Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Amb. Lodhi has had a prolific career. She has twice served as Pakistan’s...
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