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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...

Afghan Peace Deal: Deadlock Continues

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab Syeda Mamoona Rubab looks at all the factors that are obstructing a peace agreement in Afghanistan Talks between the United States and Taliban over a peace deal have resumed in Doha after a hiatus of nearly three months, but the prospects for...

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...

Fresh Reset

Syeda Mamoona Rubab Syeda Mamoona Rubab explains the how the US and Taliban recently engaged in Islamabad The United States and Taliban recently made ‘reasonable progress’ in Islamabad towards resuscitating their peace talks. These talks had been declared “dead” by President Donald Trump a few weeks...

Moving forward with CPEC

Pakistan and China have entered the second phase of the project. Syeda Mamoona Rubab explains what that entails Pakistan and China have sealed the deal for the next phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This is good news for both partners, but the job...

Grand Talk

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab Iran and Pakistan have not deepened their relations because they find themselves in opposite camps of regional geopolitics, writes Syeda Mamoona Rubab Visits by Pakistani and Iranian leaders to each other’s country have always been marked by plenty of platitudes about bilateral...

Where do we go from here?

Pakistan’s gestures over the past week have made the latest stand-off with India look less grave, although the crisis is still far from over and there is great uncertainty ahead of us. Pakistan’s response to provocations from India since the aerial incursion by Indian Air...

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 –...

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...

FATF’s failing grade

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab  According to FATF’s assessment, Pakistan implemented only 5 of 22 agreed action points. Syeda Mamoona Rubab what all remains unaddressed After narrowly escaping the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) dreaded blacklist, the government has renewed its resolve to make necessary changes in...
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