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Abdul Rahim has completed his M. Phil degree with a focus on foreign policies, regional security, and strategic affairs at International Islamic University, Islamabad.

The pitfalls of Judicial Activism and what to do about It

Abdur Rahim | American historian and public intellectual Arthur Schlesinger Junior introduced the controversial term “Judicial activism” in Fortune Magazine in an article titled “...

How should Pakistan respond to Trump’s Afghan policy?

Abdul Rahim | On August 21, 2017, President Trump announced Afghan policy and warned the U.S enemies that “no place is beyond the reach of...

Threats to regional peace: The implications of a disrupted Afghanistan

Abdul Rahim | Due to its geostrategic location in the region, Afghanistan occupies a unique place in global and regional politics. The future of Asia,...

Pakistan’s road to national integration: What is the right approach?

Abdul Rahim | Pakistan is a unique country on the map of the world. Since its inception in 1947, the politics of maligning nationalists with...

Mashal Khan’s murder & Pakistan’s religious cauldron: dark shadow of General...

Abdul Rahim | The role of the state, when it comes to controlling religious extremism in Pakistan, is close to zero; operating only under the...

Kulbhushan Yadav’s death sentence: Has Pakistan pressed the self-destruct button?

Abdul Rahim | Pakistan and India, since the time of their separation, have been countering each other both at diplomatic and security levels with the...

Will the Muslim Military Alliance bring trouble for Pakistan & other...

Abdul Rahim | The United States of America is the master of designing mini great games in the Islamic world, to secure its national interests,...

Will the United States 3D Policy for Pakistan Work Against China’s...

Abdul Rahim | Former President Barak Obama’s foreign policy strategy of "Pivot to South Asia" is still continuing under President Trump’s administration. Strengthening ties with India,...

Sixth Census: A bright beginning but fraught with challenges.

Abdul Rahim| After a lapse of nearly two decades, the sixth census in Pakistan’s history finally started on 15 March. 2017.  This intricate exercise will...

Where does Pakistan fit in the emerging US-Russia conflict in Afghanistan

Abdul Rahim | As of now, despite all speculations, insinuations and fears in the US media, that President Trump's coming would somehow bring a major...

Panama case sharpens existing divisions within the PML-N

Abdul Rahim | Panama case which is a headache for Nawaz Sharif has clearly drawn a line of demarcation between N-league ministers and party...

Terrorists are the real Social Media criminals we should be tackling!

Abdul Rahim | After every terrorist attack we launch an anti-terrorism operation, and how this shapes the politics on terrorism is now a national dilemma....

ECO summit showed limitations of Indian desire to isolate Pakistan

By Abdul Rahim | In an environment where propaganda of Pakistan’s regional isolation led by India has been greatly broadcasted, hosting the 13th ECO summit...

Raad-ul-Fasaad Yes; but Raad-ul-Pakhtun No

Abdul Rahim| Why does Punjab look down on the rest of the provinces? Is it natural or due to Punjab’s aristocratic behavior? Why do Baloch separatists...

PSL in Lahore: bold and positive step

Abdul Rahim| Keeping the PSL in Lahore, Pakistan, fits in with the need for soft power that Pakistan needs to survive as a nation. In...

India’s design for Pakistani cricket is a failure of Pakistani foreign...

Abdul Rahim| Deepening of ties of Iran and the GCC with India is due to many reasons but not least the grievance of the Arab-league on...

Can ISIS be stopped from expanding into Asia?

Naveed Ahmed | Quietly but surely, the Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS) is benefitting from the failures of al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Roughly...

Merger of FATA: to be or not to be?

Abdul Rahim | The debate over Federally Administered Tribal Area’s (FATA) reforms and what these should consist of and more importantly its merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

Pak-Afghan ties: Any way to end the blame game?

Abdul Rahim | This week the British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Dominic Jermey, traveled to Islamabad especially to try and lessen the vocal tensions between Afghanistan...

Will Trump continue ‘Pivot to Asia’ policy to contain China?

Abdul Rahim | The U.S’s Pivot to Asia The inauguration of President Trump will restructure U.S foreign policy with a greater emphasis on controlling a ‘rising...

Pakistan, China and Russia: New Great Game in South & Central...

Abdul Rahim | A tense geostrategic scenario is building up in the Indian Ocean Region. Signs of a new great game are on the horizon....

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