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...

Review Report: CPEC, A Transformation in Motion

Rabia Akhtar  Recently, ace China watcher, Andrew Small, authored report on the current status of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC). At a time when geo-economics is challenging the preponderance of geopolitics,...

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...
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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 place in Vietnam before America’s...

Renaissance in the Gulf: America’s Bastille or China’s Awakening?

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi “China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will move the world.”                      ...

Book Review | China’s Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia

Author: Daniel S. Markey ISBN: 978-0190680190 Publisher: Oxford University Press Syed Ali Zia Jaffery In his path-breaking book “Destined for War”, Graham Allison wrote: “China enjoys such superiority in its balance of economic...
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From Badr-1 to PRSS-1: Pakistan’s Journey into Space

Ahmad Khan Pakistan’s premier space agency, SUPARCO made 200 million plus Pakistanis proud once it launched a remote-sensing (PRSS-1) satellite and a technology evaluation satellite (PakTES-1A) on July 9, 2018....

Interview with H.E. Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Pakistan

Pakistan Politico - Exclusive Interview Ambassador Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul is the Turkish Ambassador in Islamabad since 2018. Amb. Yurdakul is a career diplomat and has served in various world capitals...

Full Spectrum Deterrence: Capability and Credibility

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal The enduring enmity, strategic competition, and arms race dynamics have gradually advanced India and Pakistan nuclear arsenals. The former’s sophisticated military hardware shopping spree from militarily technologically...

Investigating Subcontinental Crises

  Sameer Lalwani & Hannah Haegeland Nearly two decades after the last bilateral conflict at Kargil, India-Pakistan tensions simmer amidst continued instability in Kashmir and ongoing terror attacks perceived by India...

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Debating Comprehensive Security in Pakistan

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery Much before becoming the country’s premier, Imran Khan, delivering a keynote address at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, said: “food security...

AMAN-21, Pakistan Navy, and the Narrative of Peace

Shabnam Fazal With the increasing reliance of countries on Indian Ocean trade routes due to the rising energy needs, non-traditional maritime threats have increased tremendously....

Pakistan’s Continuing FATF Misery

Hassan Aslam Shad The February FATF Plenary has ended with the expected outcome: Pakistan has done “well” but not “well enough”. In other words, Pakistan...
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