Opinion

Hot take on Elections 2018: Towards a New Pakistan?

By Amina Afzal The July 2018 election has been criticized for being engineered in favor of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, of being contested under China’s shadow, and for...

From rhetoric to conflict resolution

By Dr. Shireen M Mazari The inadequate response on the part of the state and government (both the previous PML-N government and the caretaker) on...

Correcting inadequate structures and policy voids

by Dr Shireen M Mazari Pakistan gets placed on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Grey List. The US threatens Pakistan on multiple counts but...

India and the Kashmir dispute

By Muhammad Abdul Qadeer During a recent interview to The Indian Express, Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat sent out a message to Kashmiri youth...

Why Pml-N Is No Favorite To Win Pakistan’s Election

By Amina Afzal In Pakistan, both the establishment and ethnic, nationalist, religious, and regional parties have played important roles as kingmakers, helping shape electoral politics,...

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...