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Biden’s National Security Strategy: Takeaways and Pakistan

Nearly 20 months taking office, Biden administration finally released its National Security Strategy (NSS) on October 12, 2022.  The White House published the unclassified part of NSS, which defines broad strategic priorities and guidelines for US government departments and agencies dealing with both domestic...

Stalemated Talks with TTP: Role of the Afghan Taliban and Implications for Pakistan

Peace negotiations between the Pakistan and TTP (Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan), an outlawed terrorist organization that for years has been spearheading terrorism in Pakistan are taking place in Kabul. The process began in October 2021 and is being mediated by the Afghan Taliban. The dialogue that...

CPEC 2.0: Progress and Pitfalls

China-Pakistan relations have historically been perceived as an all-weather friendship and iron brotherhood. Partnership between both states is based on mutual interests and practical cooperation under guidance of both leaderships. Both sides continuously make efforts for advancing relations in all spheres, including political, economic,...

Is PTI appeasing TTP?

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement that his government was engaged in reconciliation talks with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has stunned many in the country where the memories of the violence and crimes committed by the terrorist group remain fresh. Read More.....

Change in Afghanistan-Potential Resurgence of TTP

The astonishing return of the Afghan Taliban to power in Kabul after twenty long years of war, which involved foreign forces led by the US and its Western allies, and later on Afghan National Army,  heralds a new chapter in the geopolitics of the...

Hindutva Media: Impact on India-Pakistan Relations

Since the ascent of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) government in India, a rise in extremism, communal violence and religious hyper nationalism has been witnessed, which has trodden the secular India onto a path that is antithetical to the principles the country used to stand...

Change in Afghanistan: Resurgence of TTP in Pakistan

Faisal Ahmed* With the Afghan Taliban’s take over of Kabul and subsequent evolving regional dynamics, Pakistan is faced with an elevated threat of a resurgence of Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP) Pakistan. TTP has become emboldened by the rise to power of the Afghan Taliban. Moreover, right-wing extremist...

From Guns to Governance: Expected Pitfalls For New Taliban Government

On September 7, the Afghan Taliban announced formation of an interim government in Afghanistan, nearly three weeks after they seized control of the country in a dazzling military conquest as the Afghan National Army and West backed Ghani government melted away. The newly announced...

Taliban’s Stunning Takeover of Afghanistan: What Next?

Within days, events took a dramatic turn in Afghanistan. The speed and ease of Taliban lightening quick takeover of major urban centers has shocked the international community and regional stakeholder. The collapse of Afghan National Army (ANA) which handed over the country to the...

Afghanistan Conundrum: Regional Quest for Peace and Stability

The evolving situation in Afghanistan presents a new set of challenges for regional peace and stability. The irresponsible withdrawal of  US troops without reaching a permanent, all-inclusive political settlement, further deteriorated the situation. Now, the ultimate onus to stabilise the war-torn country in the...
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