Tag: Central Asia

CPEC to usher era of progress and prosperity: President Mamnoon

News Analysis | On February 13, 2018 President Mamnoon Hussain addressed an inaugural ceremony of the first International Deans Conference of Engineering Institutions organized by...

Bilateral trade with Afghanistan reduced to $500M

News Analysis | The bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been reduced by almost 2 billion dollars in the past few years. President of...

Why US created Afghan transit route?

M K Bhadrakumar | The US President Donald Trump made a significant diplomatic breakthrough in the Afghan war by getting Kazakhstan President Nurusultan Nazarbayev to...

US urges Pakistan to move against Haqqani network

News Analysis | Ambassador Alice Wells concluded her visit to Pakistan and in a statement released by the US embassy, she emphasized that US wants...

Pakistan’s geostrategic environment and its impact on the economy

Saad Nisar | The geostrategic position of a country plays a very important role in determining the domestic and foreign affairs of a country. It...

Can India turn Chabahar from a gift into a curse?

Andrew Korybko | The opening ceremony inaugurating the Chabahar port was filled with much fanfare and represents a strategic achievement for both Iran and India....

The benefits of joining Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan has been encountering devastating terrorism. The transnational terrorist organizations with the connivance of the neighbouring states intelligence agencies have...

Pakistan and Tajikistan to improve trade relations

News Analysis | The honorable Ambassador of Tajikistan, Jononov Sherali has stated that his country wants to improve trade ties and investment relations with Pakistan...

Is CPEC detrimental for Indo-Pak ties?

News Analysis | The multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will deepen China's already formidable presence in the South Asian nation, and "aggravate" tension between...

Ivanka Trump may not be the real feminist she claims to...

News Desk | Ivanka Trump, the First Daughter of the US landed in Hyderabad, India in the early hours of the Tuesday morning to attend...

‘Repercussions’ of the US bid to isolate Iran!

Asif Haroon Raja| Iran under Reza Shah Pahlavi enjoyed best of relations with the United States of America (USA) as well as Kingdom of Saudi...

India’s dirty war inside Pakistan – Part II

Asif Haroon Raja | In the last 15 years, India has been able to make successes against Pakistan:- It succeeded in maligning the image of Pakistan...

“China’s emergence is displacing the global system?” Exclusive discussion

Kevin Rudd served twice as Australia's Prime Minister (2007-10, and 2013) and also as its Foreign Minister. He is currently President of the Asia Society Policy Institute,...

BRICS declaration and the appalling crudity of India’s strategic discourses

M K Bhadrakumar | The BRICS statement naming the terrorist groups active in the South and the Central Asian region was brilliant news insofar as India and China...

Pakistan all-set to pull the plug on the US

News analysis | The National Security Council (NSC) instituted a working committee to finalize new rules of engagement with the US after that country slammed...

‘IS-Khurasan Province’ might drag Russia into the Afghan quagmire

Shahid Raza | The U.S. has clearly and squarely lost the war in Afghanistan after 16 years, thousands of casualties, hundreds of billions of dollars...

Chabahar: A new transit route

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | India, Iran, and Afghanistan have been laboring to establish a new transit route. The new transit route would link Afghanistan and...

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...

Pakistan, China assess the shifts in regional politics

M K Bhadrakumar | Pakistan and China have set the ball rolling to coordinate their approaches to the United States’ new Afghan strategy outlined by...

Pakistan’s foreign policy and current challenges-part 2

Asif Haroon Raja | Pakistan’s current challenges India has not reconciled to the existence of Pakistan and strives to reduce it to the status of a...

The US whips up tensions in South Asia; Delhi’s NSG membership...

News analysis | The Trump administration is looking at options to support India's membership of the coveted Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Officials in the White...

Who are Afghan Taliban and why the US won’t be able...

K. Hussain Zia | The Afghans are not a nation as such but a composition of numerous tribes. These form loose groupings based on ethnicity....

The winners and losers in Trump’s Afghan strategy – III

M K Bhadrakumar | The tone and content of the statement issued in Islamabad on Thursday after the meeting of the National Security Committee, here, regarding President...

Trump ‘New’ Afghanistan strategy is neither new, nor a strategy

Rupert Stone | It is a common feature of democratic politics that more a leader promises change, the more things will stay the same. Professions...

Pakistan’s security issues

James M. Dorsey | Remarks at ISAS Panel Discussion: Pakistan in challenging times, 25 August 2017. The facetious answer to the question, what security challenges Pakistan...

President Trump’s speech and our reactions

Muhammad Ali Ehsan | My first impression after hearing President Trump’s speech was – does it serve our interest to be so diplomatically humiliated from...

Modi revisits Iran ties

M K Bhadrakumar | The decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to depute the minister of transport Nitin Gadkari to represent India at the inaugural...

Exclusive Interview : Pakistan an integral part of the Afghan solution;...

The Trump administration is in its seventh month into power, and despite a small troop increase, has yet to announce a clear policy for...

The differing futures of Pakistan and China. Does Beijing get a...

Saeed Afridi | The story of Pakistan, since its very incidental inception, has been one of talking about the imminent realization of its potential and...

The Iranian threat: How can Pakistan safeguard its interests?

Saleem Akhtar Malik | Pakistan’s northwestern and southwestern borders are no longer inert. We are well aware of the security environment along the Durand Line....

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