Opinion

The ball is in India’s court

by Amina Afzal Pakistan-India relations are defined as much by cricket as they are by conflict. Mirroring the political tensions between the two countries right...

Who’s Winning the Proxy in Syria

by Muhammad Shoaib Trump was persuaded by neoconservatives to keep forces in Syria, because U.S. withdrawal from Syria would implicate Russian dominance in the proxy...

Implications of the 2018 US Nuclear Posture Review

by Moiz Khan Under the directives of US President Donald Trump, the Pentagon released the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) on February 2, 2018. The...

Overcoming India and Pakistan’s Perpetual Standoff in Kashmir

By Amina Afzal Conflict along the line of control (LoC) — the dividing mark between Indian and Pakistani-controlled portions of the former princely state of...

Russia-Pakistan Strategic Convergence: Countering Daesh In Afghanistan

By Kashif Hussain Daesh’s transnational threat of establishing an Islamic State spanning the Middle East and Africa all the way to Southeast Asia has drawn unlikely regional partners...

The On Again-Off Again Alliance

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua’s recent visit to Washington came at a time of heightened tensions between the United States and Pakistan, in the aftermath of...

Politics, economics and nuclear deals

by Amina Afzal Originally published in Tribune French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to India coincides with the anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster seven years...

What Russia’s Changing Role in South Asia Means for Pakistan

By Kashif Hussain Traditionally, Russia has maintained cordial relations with India, with an overwhelming focus on the defense sector. Both nations signed the Treaty of Peace,...

The Trouble With The Trump Administration’s Pakistan Policy

By Amina Afzal Recently unveiled by Secretary of Defense James Mattis, the 2018 National Defense Strategy(NDS) of the United States builds upon President Donald Trump’s December 2017...

Opinion: Clearing the air

By Amina Afzal It’s that time of the year again. A thick layer of smog has obscured the Margalla Hills in Islamabad. The situation in...