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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...

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...

Palestine A Call for Action

The indiscriminate bombing of Gaza by Israeli forces amounts to war crimes and deserves global condemnation. The silence of the global community has emboldened the Israeli government to commit grave human rights violations in the Occupied Territories. The United Nations (UN) appears to be...

2021 Ceasefire Understanding: A Tactical Pause?

In a surprising and rare joint statement, Indian and Pakistani militaries, on February 25, 2021 announced “strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along the Line of Control (LoC) and all other sectors”. This announcement made after talks between Director Generals of...

Independence for Kashmir: A Viable Idea?

In a surprise announcement, on the Kashmir Solidarity Day, Prime Minister Imran Khan offered option of independence to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, after they accede to Pakistan in a United Nations supervised referendum. This, however, is not the first time that Mr....
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