Pakistan-China Coordination on Afghanistan

Ghulam Ali US President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on 28 November. Last year, his Administration started negotiations with Taliban and then cancelled them, rather suddenly. Trump...

Under RSS’ Modi, India is No Longer Rising

Adil Sultan India’s shift from ‘secularism’ to ‘fascism’ is a result of the overriding influence of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologues within the BJP hierarchy that has exposed the...

Changing Dynamics of Air Warfare in South Asia

Kaiser Tufail  The Balakot strike by IAF on 26 February 2019, and PAF’s ‘Swift Retort’ a day later, can be considered watershed events in modern aerial warfare. Though the IAF...

2019: The Year that Russia’s South Asian “Balancing” Act became Unbalanced

Andrew Korybko  2019 will be remembered as the year that Russia’s South Asian “ balancing” act finally became unbalanced. Everything started off promising enough as Moscow continued its policy of...

Was Kargil a Nuclear Crisis?

Rizwan Zeb  In his paper documenting US’ diplomacy during the Kargil conflict, Bruce Riedel claimed that the Americans had reports that Pakistan was preparing its nuclear missiles for a possible...

Pakistan Politico Interview with Moeed Yusuf

  In August 2019, the Prime Minister established the Strategic Policy Planning Cell (SPPC) in the National Security Division housed in the Prime Minister’s Office. The Division acts as the...

Balakot Strikes: Escalation Pathways and Crisis Management Takeaways

Saima Aman Sial  Crisis is a situation between states which is characterized by surprise (sudden, unexpected) and poses a threat (potential to harm the interest of a state), which requires...

The Abrogation of Article 370: A Need to Revisit Alistair Lamb’s Analysis of the...

Saba Shahid  India’s recent repeal (5th August 2019) of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution indicates the Modi government’s aggressive stance towards the issue of Kashmir and takes it several...

Pakistan Navy in Ghana: Orchestrating Goodwill Gesture

Ubaid Ahmed  Pakistan’s ‘Look Africa’ policy to extend its impressions in Africa is a marvel step. Pakistan has had profoundly established, memorable and enthusiastic bond with African countries which dates...

Statement of Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, at the ...

The OIC Independent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) published a comprehensive and seminal report in March 2017 on the human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. We...

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Mapping Prospects and Roadblocks in the Afghan Peace Process

Rahimullah Yousafzai Two positive developments in recent days have raised hopes after weeks of uncertainty that the implementation of the Taliban-U.S. peace deal signed in...

Captain America Leaping for a Closure

Salma Malik  When what appears centuries ago, the U.S. set out on a crusade to “reboot” project Afghanistan, it was with utmost confidence, and bravado....

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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