Israeli-Gulf Rapprochement: Strategic Implications for Pakistan

Rabia Akhtar In 1958, Pakistan leased the Badaber base near Peshawar to the U.S. for ten years. The base was to be used as a U.S. communications facility and for...

Why the Doha Peace Process Must Resume?

Qadir Khan Yousafzai  In his customary style, the U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter and suspended the Doha peace process between the U.S. and the Afghan Taliban. Despite the...

High Stakes for Ankara in Syria

Qadir Khan Yousafzai America had announced its troop withdrawal from the Middle East at the pretext of defeating ISIS however, we see that it has further entangled itself in 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...

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 Smokescreen of Indian Uranium Deficiency

Nidaa Shahid  Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has remained in the thick of things in every discussion and analysis related to India in the past few years, ever since India formally...
Sectarian Tensions

The Growing Threat of Geopolitical and Sectarian Tensions in the Region

Qadir Khan Yousafzai  Iranian aversion to the US and its presence in the Middle East, is endless. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatullah Ali Khamenei, has demanded of Iraq to send American...
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...

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...
Four Decades

Four Decades of War in Afghanistan

Qadir Khan Yousafzai Afghanistan has not been in the midst of war for the past 17 years but for 39 years. The devastating war was brought to the country when...

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Regional Dynamics and Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Challenges

Raoof Hasan It may not be inappropriate to say that, next to defending the geographical frontiers of the state,...

Collusion between Think Tanks and the Military Industrial Complex

Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi (Retd) In Pakistan Politico's new Essays series, Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi (Retd) writes...

Counterterrorism for Cash? The Taliban, Kabul, and a Neighborhood of Insecurities

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi 'Afghanistan is going to be here a long time, and what's critical is that Afghanistan's...
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