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A game changer in Tehran?

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab This week, Pakistan and Iran agreed to strengthen their border security regime to deal with a deadly mix of terrorist groups, religious militants, drug smugglers, human traffickers and criminals along their 950-kilometre long border the two countries share. These are the...

Pakistan’s Tough Balancing Game in the Gulf

On February 17-18, 2019, Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman made his first two-day state visit to Pakistan as part of a  major regional tour after Khashoggi’s  murder had blighted  the  shine  of the  Kingdom’s  de  facto  ruler  in  the  West  as  a reformer ...

CPEC: Current State and Future Outlook

Faisal Ahmad During past five years China and Pakistan have explored new avenues –energy and infrastructure projects–under the framework of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Scores of energy and infrastructure projects have been completed and operationalised. Few others are in the process of completion. Meanwhile, bilateral...

Report of Lecture by Iranian Scholar Dr Sadollah Zarei on ‘Prospects of Pak-Iran Cooperation for Regional Peace and Security’

On November 5, 2017 Islamabad Policy Institute (IPI) hosted a lecture by Dr Sadollah Zarei, President Andishe Sazan-e Noor on ‘Prospects of Pakistan-Iran Cooperation for Regional Peace and Security’. Prof. Syed Sajjad Shabbir, Executive Director IPI, chaired the event, while Chairman National Assembly’s Standing...

Agenda for New Foreign Secretary

By Mamoona Rubab With Tehmina Janjua’s retirement coming up, a new foreign secretary will be taking over. Syeda Mamoona Rubab shares what she knows of the new foreign secretary In today’s interconnected world, people take great interest in foreign policy because it is about conflict and...

Battle of narratives

Pakistan’s plan of action is to project itself as pro-peace, writes Syeda Mamoona Rubab Active military engagement between Pakistan and India in the aftermath of the Pulwama incident took place for merely two days, but the two sides are continuing their battle of narratives, which...

Uncertainty in Afghanistan

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab Prime Minister Imran Khan’s prediction of an incoming “good government” in Kabul has compounded the anxiety of the Afghan government that was nervously watching the talks between the United States and the Taliban progress in Doha. Speaking in Bajaur three days after US...

One step forward with EU

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab After protracted negotiations spanning over several years, Pakistan and the European Union (EU) this week finally agreed on the Strategic Engagement Plan (SEP), which would elevate the relationship between Islamabad and the 28-member European bloc to a comprehensive strategic partnership. The agreement...

BRICS declaration

Courtesy Dawn-  The message is uniform from friend and foe alike: Pakistan’s tolerance for externally oriented militant groups is no longer acceptable and a serious national effort needs to be made if the country is to remain on the right side of international opinion. The significance...

A Slumbering World

The World's silence over rampant human rights violation in theIndian Occupied Kashmir is a tragedy by itself.By Asma Khalid “The ultimate tragedy is not the repression and the cruelty by the bad people, but the silence over that by the good...
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