CPEC's Threat Matrix

CPEC’s Threat Matrix

Kishwar Munir The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is fast being recognized as the flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The multi-billion dollars project has now become...
Resetting

Resetting Pakistan-Iran Relations

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery One of the biggest foreign policy challenges for Prime Minister Imran Khan since his assumption of power last August has been Pakistan’s Middle East policy. The...

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...

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...

Letters to Uncle Sam: Manto on Pak-US Relations

 Rizwan Zeb Should literature be taken seriously by political scientists and historians? Is there any link between literature and political developments? Can literature be more helpful in understanding political developments...

Pakistan’s New Role Between China and Europe: Opportunities and Challenges of China’s Silk Road...

Sardar Masood Khan The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of which the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project, is a global wave. The initiative covers 68 countries, 62...
9/11

Of Militarism, Coercive Diplomacy and Limited Successes: U.S. Foreign Policy Post-9/11

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery “Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.” Henry Kissinger The dastardly attacks on the Twin Towers on 11th September, 2001 were colossal and impactful. The aftershocks of...
Middle Ground

US-Pakistan Relations: The Search for a Middle Ground

Saira Yamin Relations between the United States and Pakistan have soured considerably in 2018.  A recurring exchange of flustered tweets by statesmen on both sides suggests that they may be...
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...
Bilateral

From Bilateral to Multilateral: CPEC as a Source of Regional Connectivity

Kishwar Munir The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an inclusive project with an estimated value of  $65 billion and has a great potential of integrating the regions i.e. Asia, Middle...

Latest article

Regional Dynamics and Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Challenges

Raoof Hasan It may not be inappropriate to say that, next to defending the geographical frontiers of the state,...

Collusion between Think Tanks and the Military Industrial Complex

Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi (Retd) In Pakistan Politico's new Essays series, Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi (Retd) writes...

Counterterrorism for Cash? The Taliban, Kabul, and a Neighborhood of Insecurities

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi 'Afghanistan is going to be here a long time, and what's critical is that Afghanistan's...
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