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Beyond first impressions

With United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo due in Islamabad next week, both Washington and Islamabad have pledged to work together to mend their struggling relationship. The impression was evident from the pronouncements by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who has on multiple occasions...

‘Dragon in a three-piece suit’

Courtesy Dawn- Sometime earlier this year, CPEC brought three Chinese families to my parents’ neighbourhood in suburban Lahore. For the first couple of months, I was told, the new neighbours rarely ventured out of their residences for anything other than commuting to work. In a...

KRG referendum to lead region to war: Former Iraqi MP

Courtesy Yeni Safak- The non-binding referendum of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) on whether to declare independence from Baghdad slated for Sept. 25 carries great significance for millions of Arabs, Turkmens and Kurds in Iraq and Syria. A former Iraqi Member of Parliament, Feyha Bayatlı, told...

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...

Report of Roundtable with Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour, Iranian Scholar on Contemporary Issues

On December 20, 2017 Islamabad Policy Institute (IPI) hosted a round-table discussion with Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour, an Iranian scholar based at Center for International Research and Education, Tehran. Prof. Syed Sajjad Shabbir, Executive Director IPI, chaired the discussion. In his opening remarks Prof. Bukhari welcomed...

China’s Afghan policy and Pakistan

Faisal Ahmed China sprung into unprecedented diplomatic action to defend Pakistan, its ally, after the anticipated speech of President Donald Trump on future U.S. policy in Afghanistan and South Asia. U.S. President had declared that Washington would not be silent any more about militant ‘safe...

Kartarpur Corridor: A game-changer?

The first thought that comes to mind when we hear about India and Pakistan is of quarrelsome neighbours who have done a few good things as well and who continue to survive various conflicts. With talks on the agreement covering Kartarpur Corridor getting underway...

Troubled Ties: Trump, Khan to Meet After Frosty Year

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab Prime Minister Imran Khan’s upcoming visit to the United States will perhaps be one of his most important overseas trips since he took office nearly 11 months ago after the general elections. Khan will begin his maiden official visit to Washington –...

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...
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