Beyond the UN Blitz on Kashmir

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan was a man on a mission in his maiden appearance at the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA), last month. As unprecedented as...

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...
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Militarized Hindu Nationalism & Sino-Pakistan Options

Rabia Akhtar  Do ideas or beliefs play a role in state’s maneuvers in the international system?  As a realist, I believe that states are inherently rational and are not guided...

CPEC, J&K and Ladakh: Chaos Revisited

Hassan F. Virk Most of China’s neighboring countries have either been turbulent or economically weak and that makes them dependent on the regional hegemon. China’s one-size-fits-all message to the neighbors...

Pak-U.S. Relations: Looking Beyond Afghanistan

A View from Islamabad Syed Ali Zia Jaffery In 2018, Pakistan’s Prime Minister  Imran Khan articulated his vision of seeing Pak-U.S. ties as dignified, and  based on mutual trust, respect, and...

A Foot in the Door

A View from Islamabad Khalid Banuri The persistent ebb and flow in Pakistan’s bilateral relations with the United States has almost been a constant. From close contacts at the leadership level...

Mr. Khan Goes to Washington

A View from Washington Elizabeth Threlkeld As the dust settles following Imran Khan’s first U.S. visit as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, reviews of the trip are decidedly mixed. While Khan likened his...

Trump and Imran: Renewing U.S.- Pakistan Cooperation

A View from Islamabad Ambassador Salman Bashir Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the U.S. has been an outstanding success. Given the icy frigidity in Pak-U.S. relations that preceded it, the...

Pakistan’s Afghan Quagmire Post Khan-Trump Summit

Rahimullah Yusufzai While talking to the media after his recent meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Prime Minister Imran Khan cautiously said Pakistan would urge the Taliban...

Pakistan’s Modi Dilemma

Rifaat Hussain By winning a clear majority in the Indian general elections held last month, the NDA coalition led by Bhartia Janta Party  (BJP) under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has...

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Come September: Holding Stakeholders Responsible for the Chaos in Afghanistan

Rabia Akhtar  Exploring Competing Regional Interests Before we explore potential openings in the competing interests of South and Central Asian neighbors that Afghanistan has, we need...

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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