From Conflict to Peace: Recalibrating Pak-Afghan Relations

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  Recently, it was announced that, Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will visit Kabul later this month. This would be PM Khan's first official visit to Afghanistan...
Middle East

Pakistan’s Diplomatic Challenges in the Middle East

  Riaz Khokhar One of the key challenges to Pakistan’s foreign policy relates to how it navigates its policy in the volatile Middle East. In this regard, balancing its relations with...

FATF and Pakistan: The Hard Choices

Hassan Aslam Shad Pakistan remaining in the Financial Action Task Force’s grey list, despite its unprecedented progress in implementing the 27-point action plan did...

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...
Pak-Africa Relations

Pakistan-Africa Relations: Appraisal and Future Prospects

Rukhsana A. Siddiqui Pakistan-Africa Relations Pakistan’s relations with many African countries date back to their respective independence movements. Pakistan supported both morally and materially countries such as Algeria, Kenya, Sudan, Zimbabwe,...

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...

Strategic Overview of the Nuclear Pakistan

Mansoor Ahmed & Maimuna Ashraf  India and Pakistan completed 20 years of overt nuclearization last year. During these two decades, Pakistan achieved several milestones required to qualify as a modern...
Regime

The Illogic of Regime Change

Cheryl Rofer  As the United States withdraws from the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA) and John Bolton takes his place as Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor,...
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...

The Pitfalls of the Indo-U.S. Embrace

Anum A. Khan  The June 15, 2020 clash between India and China is fittingly in-line with a famous saying, “Imprudence is a moral failing of sorts, but alas it ranks...

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