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The Path to Uncertain Future

Syeda Mamoona Rubab US President Donald Trump on August 21, 2017 announced his administration’s policy on Afghanistan and South Asia at Fort Myer (VA, US) for what he himself described as laying out the path forward in Afghanistan and South Asia. The policy speech by US...

The Article that Generated New Heat

Shujaat Bukhari   Kashmir was wrestling with the scars of 2016 unrest that left nearly 100 people dead, thousands injured and many losing eye sights due to pellet guns. Economy and education was badly hit. The shadow of unprecedented public uprising against the Indian state continues...

Economy Outlook: KSE-100 Index Hangs by a Thread

Muhammad Faran The stock market has continues to trade close to its low of 43K recorded on July 12th. This has been mainly due to an political pressures as the market had corrected by ~19% from its high (53.1K on May 25th to 43K on...

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...

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,...

Kashmir: Overcoming Nationalism Barriers for Dispute Resolution

Raza Rumi In recent decades India-Pakistan dispute over Jammu and Kashmir has become a marker of their respective nationalisms instead of being a political, territorial, and humanitarian issue. India terms Kashmir an Attot Ang (inseparable part), while Pakistan calls it a Sheh Rug (jugular vein)....

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...

CPEC and Pakistan

Faisal Ahmed Maintaining a strategically consequential relationship with China, while being allied to the United States during the height of cold war, has been an extraordinary success of Pakistan’s foreign policy. It was evident in April, 2015, when President Xi Jinping visited Pakistan, both countries...
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