US-Iran Conflict: The War Saudis Need but Don’t Want

Ahmed Quraishi On the morning of May 16th, the world woke up to a Saudi newspaper editorial calling for a “calculated surgical airstrike” against Iran. The Arab News editorial was blunt....
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How Pakistan Went Nuclear

Samson Simon Sharaf 1996-97 was a politically unstable time for India. BJP despite emerging as the single largest party could not muster a majority in thirteen days. A consensus candidate...
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...

Mapping Prospects and Roadblocks in the Afghan Peace Process

Rahimullah Yousafzai Two positive developments in recent days have raised hopes after weeks of uncertainty that the implementation of the Taliban-U.S. peace deal signed in Doha, Qatar on February 29...

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...

Why the Doha Peace Process Must Resume?

Qadir Khan Yousafzai  In his customary style, the U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter and suspended the Doha peace process between the U.S. and the Afghan Taliban. Despite the...

Iran-US Standoff: Time for Stakeholders to Show Statesmanship

Asif Durrani After U.S. announcement of ending exemptions for Iranian oil exports to eight countries last month, the situation in the Middle East has plunged into gross uncertainty. There have...

Investigating Subcontinental Crises

  Sameer Lalwani & Hannah Haegeland Nearly two decades after the last bilateral conflict at Kargil, India-Pakistan tensions simmer amidst continued instability in Kashmir and ongoing terror attacks perceived by India...
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...
Romania

Interview with H.E. Mr. Nicolae GOIA – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of...

H.E. Mr. Nicolae GOIA is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Pakistan. Since taking over his ambassadorial responsibilities in Pakistan in 2016, Mr. Nicolae has been instrumental in...

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Pakistan, GSP+, and the International Criminal Court

Ayesha Malik Pakistan’s next tranche of GSP+, which allows for tariff-free trade to the European Union(EU), will now reportedly...

Book Review |Subcontinent Adrift: Strategic Futures of South Asia

Book Title: Subcontinent Adrift: Strategic Futures of South Asia Author: Feroz Hassan Khan ISBN: 9781621966487

Central Intelligence Agency and Drone Warfare: Maintaining Dominance Over Afghanistan

Shareh Qazi "If we maintain our faith in God, love of freedom, and superior global air power, the...
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