Oral History Interview with Amb.Shamshad Ahmad Khan, Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan

Amb. Shamshad Ahmad Khan is Pakistan's former Foreign Secretary, who currently is the Chairman of the Lahore Center For Peace Research (LCPR). In his illustrious 4-decade long career, he...

Pakistan’s Mediation Challenge in the Middle East

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Modernizing Chinese Finance

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Tears for Fears: Silence of the Persian Lambs

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

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Pakistan Politico Interview with Moeed Yusuf

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Balakot Strikes: Escalation Pathways and Crisis Management Takeaways

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

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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...

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