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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...

Pakistan prepared for any US action: DG ISPR

News Desk | In the midst of growing tensions between Pakistan and US after Trump’s Tweet, the military spokesperson, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor...

Leader of Jammat-ul-Ahrar killed in US drone strike

News Analysis | The leader of Jammat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), Umer Khalid Khurasani, has reportedly been killed in a US drone strike conducted on Tuesday in Afghanistan's...

A new arrangement between the US and Pakistan on drone operations?

News Analysis | Three drone strikes have reportedly been carried out in the Paktia province of Afghanistan on Tuesday, which according to reports have resulted...

Taliban raped wife, killed daughter said Joshua Boyle after safe return...

News Analysis | Joshua Boyle, the Canadian citizen who was rescued along with his American wife, Caitlan Coleman and three children in an Intelligence-based operation...

Confront the Challenges: Engage Afghanistan, Protect CPEC

Maria Bastos | Two of Pakistan’s foreign policy core themes: CPEC and Afghanistan are passing through a critical moment and will soon become the most...

Will US accept Pakistan’s offer of joint operations against Haqqani network?

News Analysis | Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said that Pakistan has offered the US joint operations against the Haqqani Network, provided the US has actionable...

Good old days: When USA ‘dined’ & ‘wined’ with Haqqani’s &...

News Analysis | Pakistan refuses to take the blame for the Haqqani Network and other alleged militant outfits, reminding the United States that these 'terrorists'...

Pakistan-US ties: A reality check

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | The transformation in the global politics, cementing Indo-US strategic partnership and deteriorating situation in Afghanistan are shaping Americans perception about Pakistan’s...

The flaws in the master plan

Afrah Jamal | The master plan chalked out in a piece, ‘Calling Pakistan’s Bluff’ by Whitney Kassel and Philip Reiner in Foreign Affairs (14 July 2017) came laden with glaring...

US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump. in a step that could embolden Saudi Arabia to move ahead with plans to destabilize Iran,...

Trump’s Afghanistan strategy is simply old wine in a new bottle

Michael Kugelman | Afghanistan has suffered through a harrowing summer, even by the nightmarish standards of a country convulsed by conflict for decades. A cycle of...

The AF-Pak cat will be out of the White House bag...

News Analysis | US Defense Secretary earlier on Monday confirmed that the still-evolving strategy for Afghanistan will be one which will entail measures for Pakistan...

Changing mood in Washington towards Pakistan

News Analysis | In recent days, senior US officials and lawmakers have both sent clear messages to Pakistan, urging it to help the United States...

Change yourself before we change ourselves :US tells Pakistan

News Analysis | The US is banking on Pakistan's support to end militancy in Afghanistan, said Senator John McCain during his visit to Kabul on...

Pak-Afghan blame game: who reaps the benefits?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan and Afghanistan relations worsened incalculably in the recent weeks. Both Islamabad and Kabul have been accusing each other. Neither...

Of drones and sovereignty: Yes there is a good drone too!

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Pakistan confirmed on Wednesday that it shot down an Iranian drone in Punjgur after it was found in violation of...

Can Pak-US ties be reconfigured amid hardened positions?

News Analysis | According to US officials, President Donald Trump's administration appears ready to harden its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants...

The key to peace in Afghanistan: Bringing all the regional players...

Imtiaz Gul | The Trump administration plans to beef up its nearly 9000 troops with another 4,000 with the stated objective of training and assisting...

Is Pakistan still indispensable for the US in the region?

US officials have called Pakistan an important ally and one that can bring  Taliban to the talking table. Pakistan is an ally on counterterrorism...

Ashraf Ghani’s outburst: How should Pakistan handle the situation?

Imtiaz Gul | Political temperatures spiked to unprecedented levels with a May 31 terrorist attack in Kabul that has left about 150 people dead. Afghan...

Deadly Kabul Bombing: ISIS or Haqqanis?

Jamal Hussain|  The dastardly suicide raid in Kabul on May 31, 2017, must be condemned by all civilised societies and nations. Over 120 people have...

Will US acknowledgement of Pakistan’s concerns over Indian influence in Afghanistan...

Top spymasters in the US have admitted that Pakistan deems increasing Indian footprint in Afghanistan detrimental to its interests and hence it will go...

With rising trouble in Afghanistan, US Congressman calls to ‘strike’ Pakistan

News Analysis | Adam Kinzinger, a Congressman from Illinois has asked President Trump to resume air strikes inside Pakistan at alleged terrorist hideouts, which are...

McMaster meets Indian PM Narendra Modi on his regional tour

The US President's National Security Advisor, HR MacMaster, discussed the situation in Afghanistan with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting held on...

Trump’s first drone strike inside Pakistan: What does it mean?

Shiffa Yousafzai | According to international news agencies, and reports by Pakistani media, two suspected militants were killed on Thursday, Mar 2, by a U.S...

Will Pakistanis & Afghans be able to see through the Indian...

Imtiaz Gul The unilateral border closure by Pakistan on February 15 once again exposed the current extremely brittle and acrimonious nature of its current relations...

American military playing good cop & bad cop with Pakistan

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and General Jim Mattis, United States Secretary of Defence had a 20-minute telephone conversation on...

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