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Afghanistan Conundrum: Regional Quest for Peace and Stability

The evolving situation in Afghanistan presents a new set of challenges for regional peace and stability. The irresponsible withdrawal of  US troops without reaching a permanent, all-inclusive political settlement, further deteriorated the situation. Now, the ultimate onus to stabilise the war-torn country in the...

Afghanistan: Changing Situation and Regional Responses

Two years of negotiations between the United States (US) and Afghan Taliban led to an agreement on withdrawal of US troops from the war-ravaged Afghanistan. America had initially committed to complete pullout of its forces by early May, 2021. However, the new Biden administration...

Iran’s Foreign Policy Outlook under New Administration

President Raisi was elected President of Iran at a time when the region is experiencing new geopolitical developments. Iran hopes to focus on its political development by advancing its security, bolstering its dwindling economy, and enhancing regional multilateralism for mutual benefits. Iran's approach to...

Iranian Presidential Election 2021

On Friday, June 18, 2021, Iran held its 13th presidential election. The election took place at a critical juncture for Iran, which is negotiating the United States’ return to the nuclear deal and removal of the American sanctions, besides struggling with a troubled economy...

Evolving Situation in Afghanistan

For decades, Afghanistan has been at the forefront of Pakistan’s foreign policy and internal security. Owing to geography, people-to-people linkages, tribal affiliations, and the political economy of the border regions, Pakistan cannot remain insulated from the rapidly changing situation in Afghanistan. Among the regional...

The spectacular rise of TLP and the challenges ahead

Many Pakistan - and the world at large - have been wondering how a religious group has been agitating for the expulsion of the French Ambassador from the country, on account of “blasphemous” cartoons that were published and disseminated in France, and which were...

Pre-Budget Discussion

As Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) government prepared to present its third budget, Islambad Policy Institute organized a deep-dive session on the state of economic health of the country and issues that could have influenced the budget-making process. This year’s budget was particularly important as...

Hyper-nationalism in India & Indo-Pak Relations

The second consecutive victory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the general election of 2019 was a successful culmination of a decades-long campaign to leverage Hindu nationalism in contemporary Indian political discourse. The democratic process has been used as a vehicle to achieve political...

Long Term China-Iran Strategic Cooperation

China and Iran, two important powers in Asia, have indicated mutual interest in deepening bilateral cooperation. This could directly impact peace and stability in the Persian Gulf and can potentially increase the relative power of each nation as they respond to common external challenger:...

The Intifada of a Unique Nature

The recent Intifada began after a stream of Zionists stormed the Shaykh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem on an anticipated Supreme Court of Israel's decision to potentially displace six Palestinian families. An invasion of Zionist settlers into the Palestinian homes during the Holy Nights...
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