Russian

The Russian Footprint in Afghanistan

Ishaq Ahmed Russian engagement and involvement in Afghanistan is not a new development. Previously from regime influence to invasion and currently pursuing its regional security objectives, the Russians have always...
CBMs

Word from the Author: Shaking Hands with Clenched Fists: The Grand Trunk Road to...

Asma Shakir Khawaja Whenever any region is decolonized, nations are reborn thereby learning to forget their past and try to buy their already sold integrity and freedom that had been...
Stalemate

The Stalemate: Implications of Afghanistan’s Stalled Peace Process on U.S.–Pakistan Relations

Sahar Khan Afghanistan’s peace process is experiencing some hiccups. After two successful joint conferences between Afghanistan and regional players in Kabul in February and then Tashkent in March, it seems...
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...
Brothers

Pakistan & Turkey : Brothers in Arms

  Rupert Stone When Pakistan was placed on a terrorist financing “grey list” by the Financial Action Task Force in February, Turkey was the only country to oppose the move. Both...
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...

Pakistan’s New Role Between China and Europe: Opportunities and Challenges of China’s Silk Road...

Sardar Masood Khan The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of which the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project, is a global wave. The initiative covers 68 countries, 62...
Khrushchev

Between Khrushchev and Khuhro: The Initial Explorations in Soviet-Pakistan Relations

Sergey Radchenko Not long after coming to power in the wake of Joseph Stalin’s death, the First Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, Nikita Khrushchev presided over a major turn...

Securitization of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: A Necessary Approach?

Aisha Saeed With the advent of the 21st century, geostrategic positioning of a country has regained its relevance in the national policy making. The post Cold War environment defused and...
Tahir Rasheed

Interview of Tahir Rasheed: Climate Change Is the Most Pressing Issue for Pakistan: Tahir...

Syed Muhammad Abubakar Tahir Rasheed is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South Punjab Forest Company (SPFC) – a subsidiary of the Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries Department, Government of the...

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Pakistan-China Cooperation and India’s Strategic Anxiety

Rabia Akhtar The issue of strategic stability in South Asia is a trilemma between Pakistan, India, and China, not...

Of FATF and Pak-U.S. Relations

Claude Rakisits Quite surprisingly, the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) decision on October 21, to remove Pakistan from its...

Crude Threats and the Politics of Oil Production

Javed Hassan In March 2020, at an OPEC+ meeting, Saudi Arabia pushed for a crude oil production cut of...
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