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Resetting Pakistan-China Relations and Reviving CPEC

Introduction Pakistan and China have reset the bilateral relationship, particularly, economic cooperation after a year of economic slowdown in Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan recently visited Beijing on the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. It provided leadership of both countries an opportunity to exchange...

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...

CHALLENGES TO MEDIATION IN THE PERSIAN GULF

Saudi Arabia and Iran have been on the opposite sides of the geo-political divide since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, and their rivalry has become more acrimonious with the passage of time because of its sectarian dimension and domestic politics of the two countries....

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...

Khan’s case for Kashmir

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab The prime minister did a good job projecting the Kashmir cause at UNGA, writes Syeda Mamoona Rubab It has been a week since Prime Minister Imran Khan made an impassioned appeal to the world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)...

Monetary Policy Statement with Touch of Assurance

By Syed Faran Rizvi The SBP in its latest MPS maintained a status quo stance, where inflation was cited as central to the decision. The central bank also mentioned that further improvement is awaited in the...

The Kashmir quagmire: Options for Pakistan

By Asma Khalid The unresolved Kashmir dispute is the defining factor in the bilateral relations between India and Pakistan. Since the partition of the sub-continent, the Kashmir issue has been described as the unfinished agenda of the partition of British India and now many more...

Kashmir at UNGA: Awakening the World’s Conscience

Syeda Mamoona Rubab When Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Sept 27, he would seek to catapult the Kashmir dispute and the aggravating human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) to the forefront of...

Understanding Ethno-Religious Fascism in India

By Sarosh Siddiqui Fascism constituted a major threat to international peace and security in the last century. It caused a major international conflict and triggered several small scale genocidal conflicts across the world. India’s current government, its ideologues...

Netanyahu’s Election Loss: Reasons and Regional Consequences

Benjamin Netanyahu’s 10-year continuous stint at Israeli Prime Minister is coming to an end, with his main rival the Blue and White Party led by retired ex-military Chief of Staff Benny Gantz securing more seats in the Knesset. According to Jonathan Cook, reporting out...
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