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, formulation and practice of a...

The Lingering Uncertainty in Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir

Madiha Shakil Khan On August 5, 2019, India abrogated the special status of its illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir when it passed the...

A Relationship that Was Not to Be

Raoof Hasan The canvas of foreign policy is as vast as one’s mind may stretch it. Forever studded with possibilities, it encompasses multiple options,...

Unpacking the Afghan Conundrum

Sabtain Ahmed Dar After spending around $1 trillion in Afghanistan, the United States  is leaving that country without achieving the political and security...

FATF and Pakistan: The Hard Choices

Hassan Aslam Shad Pakistan remaining in the Financial Action Task Force’s grey list, despite its unprecedented progress in implementing the 27-point action plan did...

Changing Tack on Kashmir

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery An impassioned, historic speech by Pakistan’ premier Imran Khan at the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) in 2019, was a...

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 would be a big issue...

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 remains on the FATF grey...

Pakistan, Lawfare, and the Fight for Kashmir

Hassan Aslam Shad Media was rife with reports last week about the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopting a Pakistan-sponsored resolution on the peoples’ right of self-determination titled “Universal realization...

Kashmir is Firmly on OIC and Global Agenda

Ahmed Quraishi The most important challenge for Indian diplomacy on the festering conflict in Kashmir is to ensure that it is not raised at any forum outside India. Any discussion...

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Deconstructing the Growing Islamic State Threat to Afghanistan

Claude Rakisits It has been over three months since the Taliban walked into Kabul and reclaimed the reins of...

Book Review | Diplomatic Footprints

Diplomatic Footprints Author: Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary ISBN: 978-969-35-3368-2 Publisher: Sang-e-Meel Publications

Report Review | Afghanistan-Pakistan Ties and Future Stability in Afghanistan

Sabtain Ahmed Dar In his 1940 classic entitled The History of Afghanistan, Brig.-Gen. Sir Percy Sykes keenly observed the...
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