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Amid rising macroeconomic instability, IMF cuts down Pakistan economic growth to...

News Analysis | IMF has downgraded Pakistan’s economic growth from an estimated 5.6 % in FY2018 to 4.7 % in FY2019, according to International Monetary...

Takeaways from Korean summit

M K Bhadrakumar | From the Indian perspective, the Korea summit at Panmunjom today heralding the ‘end of the Korean war’ is a poignant occasion....

Qamar Bajwa to Iran: Cooperation necessary for regional peace

News Analysis | Foreign Minister of Iran, Javad Zarif called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ) on...

Pakistan-Russia counter terrorism co-operation

Zeeshan Hayat | Counter-terrorism cooperation has been an important aspect of Pakistan-Russia relations. During the visit of former President Pervez Musharraf to Russia in 2003,...

Zardari’s call for PPP’s return to power

Asif Haroon Raja | For over six months, Asif Ali Zardari has been confidently claiming that the PPP will form governments in the centre and...

How can improving ties with ASEAN help Pakistan?

Junaid Ali Malik | It does not suit Pakistan to stay away from finding new friends around the world. I truly believe that this century...

Davos presents golden opportunity for Pakistan

Ikram Sehgal | The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland is a major creative force for engaging top leaders from across the...

Kulbhushan pops up as India-Pakistan spar at the UN

News Analysis | At a high-level Security Council meeting, Pakistan has raised the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the RAW officer apprehended by Pakistan on its...

Afghanistan’s Managed Chaos: US Strategic Regional Designs

Adnan Qaiser | Winston Churchill held the view that Americans can be trusted to do the right thing; only after having exhausted all other alternatives....

Iran and Saudi Arabia revisit their strategies

James M Dorsey | Expressions of support by US President Donald J. Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu have provided the grist for Iranian...

Middle East mess expands to East Africa

James M Dorsey | The six-month-old Gulf crisis has expanded to the Horn Africa, potentially fuelling simmering regional conflicts. Renewed fears of heightened tension in the...

Protests in Iran posing threats to Saudi and US policymakers

James M. Dorsey | If Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s chequered foreign policy track record is anything to go by, Iran could tempt him...

Russia to meet ISIS threat from Afghanistan

M K Bhadrakumar | Kulbhushan Jadhav and our “surgical strike 2.0” across the LOC kept the adrenaline flowing in recent days, but it is the regional conference on...

India isolated by One Belt One Road Initiative

M K Bhadrakumar | From the Indian perspective, today’s announcement by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that Beijing and Islamabad are open to extending the...

Powers in Lebanon determined to end Saudi Iran interference

Reuters | Major powers will try to shore up Lebanon's stability on Friday by pushing Saudi Arabia and Iran to stop interfering in its politics,...

Why regional cooperation and stability is necessary for Pakistan

Abdul Rahim | Since 2002, President Karzai’s government and its international allies have made significant efforts to turn Afghanistan into a regional economic hub between...

Philippines to Singapore: Passing the baton of ASEAN chairmanship and challenges...

Jumel G. Estrañero | ASEAN has a new chairman after Philippines’s yearlong leadership – Singapore. ASEAN is getting there with systemic challenges underneath but...

Saudi Arabia Blockades Millions After Houthis Launch Missiles

Andrew Korybko | Saudi Arabia is blockading Yemen in response to the Houthis’ weekend missile strike in Riyadh. The Yemeni rebels teamed up with former President...

Chabahar – Some Indian myths and the reality

M K Bhadrakumar | The first shipment of wheat on Sunday from Kandla port to Afghanistan via Iran’s Chabahar Port is cause for celebration in India. A...

92 % Kurds vote for independence in referendum: How will the...

News Analysis | Masoud Barzani, Iraq’s Kurdish leader has claimed victory in a referendum on independence held on Monday amid threats from Baghdad to take over the...

Kurds in Iraq vote in Independence Referendum: regional tensions will stoke...

News Analysis | Amid rising tensions and intense international opposition, Kurds in the autonomous region of Kurdistan in Northern Iraq in an independence referendum. The...

PM Abbasi tells UN: Don’t involve us in new ‘great game’

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said that “emerging big power friction” was threatening peace and prosperity in Asia. He, while...

Pakistan at 70: with issues but many promises

Ikram Sehgal | Thanks to the untiring efforts of former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury and a former Finance Minister of Pakistan Shahid...

Rouhani stresses on Iran and Pakistan to enhance cooperation

News Analysis | Iranian President, Hasan Rouhani has said that Pakistan and Iran must strengthen cooperation for the sake of regional peace and stability. He...

SAARC’s failure: held hostage to whims of India?

South Asia remains one of the world’s poorest regions, with over 20% of the world’s population and 40% of the poverty-stricken.  Political strife, distrust...

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