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...
South Pacific

The Limits of China’s Foreign Influence: Lessons from the South Pacific

  Maria Bastos Research on maritime security and related politics has increased rapidly with China’s ambitious  Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI). While much attention has been paid to MSRI security challenges...
JCPOA

The Fate Of The UN-Backed JCPOA And Its Impact On The International System

Kamran Adil On 8th May, 2018, the US President Donald Trump made the following statement while announcing the exit of the US from the Iran Nuclear Deal: “After these consultations...
Uprising

The Kashmir Uprising

  Farooq Hasnat The ongoing insurgency in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) is nothing short of a third generation war of liberation. Like their grandfathers and parents, scores of Kashmiri men, women...

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...
Spoilers

Spoilers in Pakistan-Iran Relations

Hamzah Rifaat Hussain More than a dozen personnel of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were recently kidnapped in a pre-dawn raid along the Pakistan-Iran border. With the Balochistan province to...
Resurgence

A State in Crisis: Sri Lanka’s Road from Post-War Resurgence to Political Dissension

Priyanka Moonesinghe On October 26, President Maithripala Sirisena removed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from office overnight, appointing his former foe, Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister instead. Wickremesinghe refused to leave...
Yemen

The Might of Petro Dollar: Why Saudi Arabia Can Continue Its Atrocities in Yemen?

  Paul Antonopoulos Back in April 2018,  The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres explained at a conference in Geneva that three-quarters of the Yemeni population were in desperate need of...
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...

The Abrogation of Article 370: A Need to Revisit Alistair Lamb’s Analysis of the...

Saba Shahid  India’s recent repeal (5th August 2019) of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution indicates the Modi government’s aggressive stance towards the issue of Kashmir and takes it several...

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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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