Middle East

Pakistan’s Diplomatic Challenges in the Middle East

  Riaz Khokhar One of the key challenges to Pakistan’s foreign policy relates to how it navigates its policy in the volatile Middle East. In this regard, balancing its relations with...

China’s Afghanistan Threat

Rupert Stone Afghanistan is not a priority for its largest neighbour, China. Beijing did not commit troops to the war that began in 2001, and its economic footprint has been...

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...

The Pitfalls of the Indo-U.S. Embrace

Anum A. Khan  The June 15, 2020 clash between India and China is fittingly in-line with a famous saying, “Imprudence is a moral failing of sorts, but alas it ranks...
Ambassador

Interview with Asim Iftikhar Ahmad, Ambassador of Pakistan to Thailand

  Amb. Asim Iftikhar Ahmad is Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand. A career diplomat, Amb. Asim Iftikhar has served at various important positions in the Foreign Office, Pakistan’s...

Balakot Strikes: Escalation Pathways and Crisis Management Takeaways

Saima Aman Sial  Crisis is a situation between states which is characterized by surprise (sudden, unexpected) and poses a threat (potential to harm the interest of a state), which requires...
Door

One Door Closes, Another Opens

Pakistan Should Silently Celebrate Trump's Pullout From The Iranian Deal Andrew Korybko Trump’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal actually plays to Pakistan’s strategic advantage and should be silently celebrated by...

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...
9/11

Of Militarism, Coercive Diplomacy and Limited Successes: U.S. Foreign Policy Post-9/11

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery “Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.” Henry Kissinger The dastardly attacks on the Twin Towers on 11th September, 2001 were colossal and impactful. The aftershocks of...

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...

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Indo-Pacific Geopolitics: Power, Presence, and Partnerships

Rabia Akhtar https://asia.fes.de/news/geopolitical-competition-indo-pacific Take a look at the fascinating map depicting the...

Making Sense of Middle East’s Conflict Dynamics

Mariam Shah Since October 7, 2023, the Middle East has seen a surge in conflicts and geopolitical tensions....

America’s Overstretch and Europe’s Growing Strategic Anxiety

Marc Saxer Few security risks cause as much of a headache for the strategists in Beijing as the Strait...
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