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Chicken-or-Egg Conundrum

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab Syeda Mamoona Rubab explains why there has been no headway in the Afghan peace process Nearly six weeks after US President Donald Trump upended peace negotiations with Taliban, there seems to be a consensus that the peace process needs to be restarted,...

Friends and Foes

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab Prime Minister Imran Khan’s week, which started with an initiative for easing tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, is looking to end on a rather positive note as he has apparently gotten the consent of both parties to engage in a...

Khan’s case for Kashmir

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab The prime minister did a good job projecting the Kashmir cause at UNGA, writes Syeda Mamoona Rubab It has been a week since Prime Minister Imran Khan made an impassioned appeal to the world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)...

The Kashmir quagmire: Options for Pakistan

By Asma Khalid The unresolved Kashmir dispute is the defining factor in the bilateral relations between India and Pakistan. Since the partition of the sub-continent, the Kashmir issue has been described as the unfinished agenda of the partition of British India and now many more...

Kashmir at UNGA: Awakening the World’s Conscience

Syeda Mamoona Rubab When Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Sept 27, he would seek to catapult the Kashmir dispute and the aggravating human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) to the forefront of...

Understanding Ethno-Religious Fascism in India

By Sarosh Siddiqui Fascism constituted a major threat to international peace and security in the last century. It caused a major international conflict and triggered several small scale genocidal conflicts across the world. India’s current government, its ideologues...

Putting Pakistan’s ‘Israel Question’ into geostrategic context

By Agha Hussain Informed discourse on Israel, the Middle East and current geopolitical affairs pertaining to Israel is not stimulating the current round of ‘to recognize Israel or not’ discourse in Pakistan. A misreading of the strategic trends in the Middle East and non-cognizance of...

The Strait of Hormuz: figuring out the conundrum

By Mobeen Jafar Mir The Strait of Hormuz, a narrow sea channel situated between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, is one of the most important maritime chokepoints in the world. The significance of the Strait can be gauged from the fact that...

Peace in Afghanistan: Closer Than Ever But at What Cost?

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab As the United States and Taliban inched closer to a historic deal that would enable the Americans to extricate itself from an 18-year-long war – their longest overseas military engagement – there were more concerns about the future of war-ravaged Afghanistan...

Is Pakistan doing enough for Kashmir?

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab Syeda Mamoona Rubab feels that there was no urgency in the government’s lobbying efforts ahead of the UNSC meeting Last week, Pakistan celebrated the return of the Kashmir dispute to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) after more than 50 years, notwithstanding the...
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