Opinion/Analysis

October 16, 2017

Terms of re-engagement

PAKISTAN-US relations have entered a new and tense phase following President Donald Trump’s harsh allegations and threats against Pakistan in August and Islamabad’s angry response. Both […]
October 10, 2017

Trump Is Going to Make a Huge Mistake on the Iran Deal

President Trump is expected this week to refuse to recertify that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal, a milestone diplomatic agreement that prevents Iran […]
September 16, 2017

CHINA PRESSURING PAKISTAN ON TERRORISM?

Courtesy South Asian Voices- President Donald Trump, in an announcement on the recent overhaul of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, admonished Pakistan for sheltering “the same organizations […]
September 16, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Regional Foreign Policy is Fracturing the Gulf

Courtesy AlSharq Forum-  Abstract: At the height of the previous Arab Cold War between Egyptian Gamal Abd Al-Nasir and King Faisal of Saudi Arabia in the […]
September 16, 2017

MILITANT RIVALRIES EXTEND TO FEMALE RECRUITMENT IN PAKISTAN

Courtesy Combating Terrorism Centre (CTC)-  In an attempt to keep apace with the latest trends in jihadi recruitment, the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) released a 45-page, English-language […]
September 14, 2017

Will draconian press law go ahead?

Courtesy Daily Dawn- It is shocking and must not be allowed to become law. The Pakistan Print Media Regulatory Authority Ordinance, a draft of which has […]
September 14, 2017

Chinese perceptions of CPEC

Courtesy Daily Dawn- Most discussions and analyses with regard to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) have a Pakistan-driven perspective, and rightly so. After all, we have […]
September 12, 2017

Afghanistan and Pakistan: Feeling the Pain

Courtesy The National Interest-  President Trump has decided to follow the lead of his military advisers in Afghanistan, choosing not to pull out the U.S. troops […]
September 12, 2017

‘Dragon in a three-piece suit’

Courtesy Dawn- Sometime earlier this year, CPEC brought three Chinese families to my parents’ neighbourhood in suburban Lahore. For the first couple of months, I was […]
September 12, 2017

Kashmir talks: reality & myth

Courtesy Dawn-  Kashmir is so deeply emotive that perceptions often mix reality with myth. This is true of discussions over the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) […]
September 12, 2017

WILL PAKISTAN AND THE U.S. MAKE A DEAL?

Courtesy War on the Rocks-  A version of this article was originally published by The Interpreter, which is published by the Lowy Institute for International Policy, […]
September 9, 2017

Why Kim Jong-Un wouldn’t be irrational to use a nuclear bomb first

Courtesy The Washington Post-  North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is advancing quickly. This year, it has tested a suite of short- and medium-range ballistic missiles that can […]