Federal Minister for Human Rights | Former DG SSII

Troubled Water: India’s History With The Indian Ocean Zone Of Peace

by Amina Afzal Director Strategic Studies Institute Islamabad (SSII) In April 2016, India took a significant step towards completing its nuclear triad with the test of its K-4 intermediate-range, submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from India’s first indigenously-produced nuclear submarine, the INS Arihant. A month later, a Pakistani foreign affairs adviser, Sartaj Aziz, issued a policy statement at the United Nations General Assembly…

Opinion: Beyond past errors

By: Dr. Shireen Mazari & Imaan Mazari Hazir That the government of Pakistan failed to make its case against provisional measures at the International Court of Justice hearing on Kulbhushan Jadhav is now accepted in most political and legal circles. A number of omissions and faux-pas, especially but not solely by the Foreign Office, led to…

Opinion: Autocratic rulers

By Dr.Shireen Mazari The Hussain Haqqani article admitting to his issuing unlimited visas to US Special Ops, CIA and all manner of black ops personnel without going through the normal channels of security clearances has only made public what many of us had been asserting during the tenure of the previous government. Of course, Haqqani…

Trump: more of the same and worse

By Dr. Shireen Mazari Our civil and military leaderships’ dream of an intimacy with the US has been as steadfast over decades as the US leaders’ refusal to convert the dream into a reality. Under Donald Trump that disconnect in expectations will become even more acute, notwithstanding the Pakistan government’s euphoria over the Trump-Nawaz telephone…

Opinion: Not Mere Pinpricks

BY Dr.Shireen Mazari India’s Modi and his BJP government continue their aggressive designs against Pakistan. Beginning with sporadic attacks along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary (WB), the Modi government moved on to convert these into more regular attacks with an increase in occurrence followed now by a qualitative increase in intensity.…

Overwhelmed by Corruption

Overwhelmed by Corruption By Dr Shireen Mazari [dropcap]C[/dropcap]orruption revealed weakens those who stand exposed, which is why the Panama Papers have seen leaders either defend themselves against the revelations made or resign from office. Corruption is a cancer that eats away at the very fabric of society, killing people’s initiative and sense of purpose while…