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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 –...

US, Taliban to resume talks

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab Germans are also playing a role in the new plan. Syeda Mamoona Rubab explains how The United States and Afghan Taliban will begin their seventh round of talks in Doha tomorrow (Saturday, June 29). This time, there seems to be unusual optimism...

Khan in Bishkek

Syeda Mamoona Rubab believes the Shanghai Cooperation Organization has great potential for regional cooperation For most Pakistanis, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on June 14, was reduced by the media to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s diplomatic gaffes, his exchange of pleasantries...

Fresh Start: Ghani to visit Islamabad for ‘practical meetings’

Syeda Mamoona Rubab explains what will be at stake when the Afghan president meets Pakistani leadership later this month Pakistan and Afghanistan have made multiple attempts at re-setting their relations which are characterised by deep-rooted mutual mistrust. Unfortunately, these attempts have not been very successful. Such...

The Saudi Show

Syeda Mamoona Rubab writes about the happenings at 14th OIC summit Divisions within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which claims to be the “the collective voice of the Muslim world,” were at full display at the 14th summit of the 57-member body held in...

Details and the Devil

By Mamoona Rubab Syeda Mamoona Rubab on where peace talks currently stand As the United States Special Envoy for Reconciliation in Afghanistan Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad prepared for a closed hearing of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on talks with the Taliban on Wednesday, the prognosis...

Doha Talks: A Stalemate

Taliban are not agreeing to a ceasefire and insisting on the withdrawal of troops from Afghan soil, writes Syeda Mamoona Rubab The Taliban, during the on-going sixth round of negotiations with the United States for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, took a day off to...

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...

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...

Khan in Tehran

An agreement on the ferry service between Karachi and Chahbahar ports is likely to be finalised during the prime minister’s trip to Iran, writes Syeda Mamoona Rubab Prime Minister Imran Khan will travel to Iran between April 21 and April 22 for a much awaited...
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