Trump and Imran: Renewing U.S.- Pakistan Cooperation

A View from Islamabad Ambassador Salman Bashir Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the U.S. has been an outstanding success. Given the icy frigidity in Pak-U.S. relations that preceded it, the...

Pakistan’s Afghan Quagmire Post Khan-Trump Summit

Rahimullah Yusufzai While talking to the media after his recent meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Prime Minister Imran Khan cautiously said Pakistan would urge the Taliban...

Pakistan’s Modi Dilemma

Rifaat Hussain By winning a clear majority in the Indian general elections held last month, the NDA coalition led by Bhartia Janta Party  (BJP) under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has...

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 Conference (RevCon) in 2020. The...

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 of the decades-long Afghan quagmire...

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 must make our political democracy...

Pulwama Crisis Redux

Atia Ali Kazmi “Some kind of settlement in Kashmir is crucial for both India and Pakistan. It is also tearing India apart with horrible atrocities in the region which is...

Way Forward for Tehran and Washington

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery U.S. President Donald Trump is challenged by two somewhat concomitant foreign policy challenges posed by North Korea and Iran. One cannot help but draw parallels between...

Pushing the Limits: Iran, the U.S. and the JCPOA

Cheryl Rofer   In May 2018, Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israeli intelligence had stolen an archive of material on nuclear weapon research from Iran. Since then the Israelis have turned...

Iran-US Standoff: Time for Stakeholders to Show Statesmanship

Asif Durrani After U.S. announcement of ending exemptions for Iranian oil exports to eight countries last month, the situation in the Middle East has plunged into gross uncertainty. There have...

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The Kashmir Catastrophe

Brian Cloughley  India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the U.S. President Donald Trump have much in common, not least, the extensive use of Twitter to...

Mutual Vulnerability and Risk Reduction in South Asia

Hannah Haegeland The current state of affairs in Kashmir and resulting heightening of India-Pakistan tensions provide daily examples of escalation risks. Since 1998, the low-probability,...
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