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Ignoring Forced Conversions: Impunity for Extremists

Ali Ahmed There are multiple variables that contribute to forced conversions in Pakistan. The disorientation of the State, counterproductive legislation, social imbalance in favor of religious extremists, a weak judiciary and most importantly, a destructive foreign policy that reduces the majority of Pakistan into “the...

Qatar Crisis: Prognosis and Pakistan’s Dilemma

Sajid Ali On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, ending their trade with it and imposing an unannounced embargo. They accused Qatar of sponsoring terrorism by supporting groups like Hezbollah, ISIS and Muslim Brotherhood and undermining regional...

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 ...

‘Deal of the Century’ and Pakistan’s Dilemma

The Palestine dispute is one of the longest running and most complicated disputes in the world’s modern history that has roots in the Israeli occupation of the Arab territories. There have been several attempts at resolving the issue at the United Nations, and other...

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...

Emergence of Popular Uprisings in Gulf

Hussain Abid The revolutionary movements in Middle East, starting from Tunisia, affected all those Arab countries that had a semblance or charade of democracy, but monarchical regimes, especially Gulf countries, were spared and they tried to defeat these movements. Besides forcing many changes in existing systems,...
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