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...

Pakistan’s foreign policy towards the Indian Ocean Region

Maria Bastos The visibility of Pakistan in the Indian Ocean Region has been somewhat enhanced since the launch of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), nearly three years ago. This...
Hindu Nationalism

Militarized Hindu Nationalism & Sino-Pakistan Options

Rabia Akhtar  Do ideas or beliefs play a role in state’s maneuvers in the international system?  As a realist, I believe that states are inherently rational and are not guided...
India

Three Routes to Pakistan’s Containment by India and the US

Andrew Korybko The US-Indian Strategic Partnership aims to “contain” Pakistan in three ways that go beyond the conventional model of fomenting instability within its borders. One of the centerpieces of 21st...
Capability Review

After Balakot: A Diplomatic Capability Review

Mosharraf Zaidi Almost a month after the mini war that began with India’s invasion of Pakistan through an attempted attack in Balakot district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, there is still a...
Ray of Hope

Another Ray of Hope? US in Search of a Political Compromise in Afghanistan

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The Afghan imbroglio is becoming more complex by the day. Kabul was jolted with yet another suicide blast on a ceremony celebrating the birth of the Holy...

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...

Mapping Pakistan’s Strategic Challenges and Options

Mansoor Ahmed Pakistan is sometimes referred to as a ‘crisis state,’ which has been beset with unrelenting challenges, but has largely been resilient and has succeeded in navigating through them....
Central Asia

China & India In Central Asia: Competition Or Convergence?

Andrew Korybko  It is quite probable that India’s growing role in Central Asia via its US-approved Chabahar Corridor to the region will lead to increased competition with China there. But...

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...

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Pak-U.S. Relations: From Security Alliances to Development Partnerships

Aneel Salman U.S.-Pakistan relations have remained checkered. Despite being one of the first diplomatic relationships established by Pakistan, these...

Recalibrating Pakistan’s Lawfare for Kashmir

Ayesha Malik If Ukraine’s lawfare moves after Russia’s invasion have taught us anything, it is that Pakistan’s response to...

Pakistan’s Renewed TTP Challenge

Asif Amin The recent upsurge in terrorism and increased presence of militants in Swat have again gripped Pakistan with dread...
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