Pakistan-Saudi Agenda

The Pakistani-Saudi Agenda for the 21st Century

Ahmed Quraishi There was not a single dull moment in the visit to Pakistan by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud. It was an unusual visit from start to finish,...
RMB

Internationalization of RMB: Rationale for Internationalization

Ishrat Hussain  There are certain key factors that drive international demand for a currency, and the policies that spur its supply. According to the IMF research, demand side factors for...
Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s 2018 Constitutional Crisis: The Rajapaksa Factor

Hamzah Rifaat Hussain Chili powder, barbs being traded, harsh rhetoric and a deeply polarized island characterized Sri Lanka’s political landscape in the past week or so. With Mahinda Rajapaksa, the...
Space

Pakistan, Space and Non-Traditional Threats

Misbah Arif In the 21st century, the traditional interstate security threat perception has been stretched out to include nontraditional issues like environmental degradation, climate change, health and social security. Comprehensive...
Kashmir

Exclusive Interview with the President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan

  Sardar Masood Khan is the 14th President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. A career diplomat, Masood Khan was Pakistan’s Permanent Representative in the United Nations missions in New York...

Interview with Dr. Adil Najam, Dean of the Pardee School of Global Affairs...

  Climate and Security: “Water is Pakistan’s Biggest Security Challenge” Prof. Adil Najam is the founding Dean of Boston University’s School of International Affairs, the Pardee School. He was the former Vice...
Hate

Pakistan Post 9/11: Seventeen Years of War, Death & Hate

Rabia Akhtar ‘Move away, get away from here. Hurry. Clear the area. There is a bomb here.’ A guy wearing a bomb suit shouts as he makes his way to...

Revisiting Pakistan’s Nuclear Restraint

Mansoor Ahmed  State behavior is largely a product of rational decision-making based on a careful cost-benefit analysis. Countries pursuing crash covert nuclear weapon programs are less likely to remain sensitive...
Haqqani

From One Jihad to the Next: The Life & Times of Jalaluddin Haqqani

  Rahimullah Yusufzai When the Afghan Taliban announced on September 3 that Maulvi Jalaluddin Haqqani had died from “natural causes” after a long illness, the loss was emotional and largely symbolic...

S-400: An Addition to India’s Ambitious Mosaic of Offense-Defense Capabilities

Maimuna Ashraf India’s pursuit of advanced military technologies has enabled it to secure its place among the world’s top importers of conventional weapons over the past two decades. India has...

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Pakistan-China Cooperation and India’s Strategic Anxiety

Rabia Akhtar The issue of strategic stability in South Asia is a trilemma between Pakistan, India, and China, not...

Of FATF and Pak-U.S. Relations

Claude Rakisits Quite surprisingly, the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) decision on October 21, to remove Pakistan from its...

Crude Threats and the Politics of Oil Production

Javed Hassan In March 2020, at an OPEC+ meeting, Saudi Arabia pushed for a crude oil production cut of...
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