Assessing Iran’s Possible Nuclear Breakout

Mansoor Ahmed The U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018 and the recent assassination of Gen. Qasim Soleimany has generated fears of a possible Iranian...

Modernizing Chinese Finance

Shahid Javed Burki  Having worked as the Director of World Bank’s China Operations for seven and a half years, I developed an appreciation of how the Chinese leadership takes major...

Tears for Fears: Silence of the Persian Lambs

Saira Baig  If the authorities in Iran have power to put down protests each time they spring up, the regime’s greatest weapon - fear - appears to have lost its...

The Self-Woven World Economy and Anti-Gravity International View

YU Xiao The world economy is essentially a network, self-woven by desires, productions, and currencies. In the past millenniums, no matter the imagination or cognition, the world was tightly fastened...

Pakistan Politico Interview with Moeed Yusuf

  In August 2019, the Prime Minister established the Strategic Policy Planning Cell (SPPC) in the National Security Division housed in the Prime Minister’s Office. The Division acts as the...

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...

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...

Pakistan Navy in Ghana: Orchestrating Goodwill Gesture

Ubaid Ahmed  Pakistan’s ‘Look Africa’ policy to extend its impressions in Africa is a marvel step. Pakistan has had profoundly established, memorable and enthusiastic bond with African countries which dates...

Statement of Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, at the ...

The OIC Independent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) published a comprehensive and seminal report in March 2017 on the human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. We...

The Kashmir Catastrophe

Brian Cloughley  India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the U.S. President Donald Trump have much in common, not least, the extensive use of Twitter to communicate their thoughts, policies and...

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Come September: Holding Stakeholders Responsible for the Chaos in Afghanistan

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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...

AMAN-21, Pakistan Navy, and the Narrative of Peace

Shabnam Fazal With the increasing reliance of countries on Indian Ocean trade routes due to the rising energy needs, non-traditional maritime threats have increased tremendously....
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