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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...

PM appears before the JIT: A test of accountability

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is set to appear before JIT on June 15, 2017. Extra security arrangements have been put in place in and...

Full membership of SCO: What does it mean for Pakistan?

Dr. Zafar N. Jaspal | The regional security is a prerequisite and paramount for national security. Without the mutual trust and trade between/among the regional...

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...

British election campaign continues despite deadly London attacks

Andy Bruce and Kate Holton | London - After a deadly militant attack on London Bridge, British Prime Minister Theresa May resumes campaigning on Monday...

Philippines President says he will support his soldiers even if they...

News Analysis | The firebrand Filipino leader Rodrigo Duterte is in the headlines since he imposed Martial Law in the entire Mindanao on May 23...

Pak-Afghan border closures: It’s business that suffers the most!

Imtiaz Gul | After 22 days, Pakistan reopened the Friendship Gate at Chaman border crossing on May 27 on “humanitarian grounds” coinciding with the Ramazan...

CPEC: Is the sovereignty of Pakistan being compromised?

James M. Dorsey | A leaked long-term plan for China’s massive $56 billion investment in Pakistan, projects the goals of the Beijing’s One Belt, One Road initiative...

Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US Joins hands to fight Daesh in...

News Analysis | In a trilateral meeting held on Friday, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States agreed to act against Daesh through joint efforts in...

Is it politics that makes us negative?

Huma Zafar | Driving to work, I observe people on the road and in traffic. There is usually a stern expression or a frown, most...

What is France’s future under the new President Macron?

Despite winning the French presidential election by a wide margin of almost 66 percent, Emmanuel Macron is now the president of a country bitterly...

Benefits to Pakistan in joining Shanghai Cooperation Organization

By Saud Bin Ahsen | The importance of regional organisation in international relation has tremendously increased after falling of the Soviet Union and the emergence of...

Will CPEC force China to trust Pakistani Politicians?

Naveed Ahmad | Betting its fate on Pakistan with a $51-billion investment in infrastructure, China remains wary of its neighbor’s squint-eyed politicians who have proven...

US Secretary of State warns North Korea that military action is...

Military action by the United States against nuclear-armed North Korea is an "option on the table" if the threat from the rogue regime escalates,...

Erdogan signals closeness to Russia

On Friday, the presidents of Russia and Turkey chaired the 6th meeting of the High-Level Russia-Turkey Cooperation Council and had a second, private meeting...

PSL final: Pakistanis will be the real victors

Ikram Sehgal | A bomb blast in May 2002 targeting the French naval technicians in a bus outside the Sheraton and Pearl Continental Hotels in...

PSL in Lahore: Ego or rationality to go ahead with the...

By Gen. Ghulam Mustafa | 13 February 2017 appears to have faded from nation’s memory as indeed all other such days which took away so...

FICA and the “Extensive” security measures for PSL

The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) has recently issued a report which advises the players from participating in the Pakistan Super League (PSL)...

How terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan are posing threat to Pakistan’s viability?

Jan Achakzai| How Afghan sanctuaries are threatening stability in Pakistan and wider region can be seen from the recent wave of terrorist incidents: Lahore attack,...

Donald Trump’s ban will have lasting and damaging effects on the...

Phil Orchard | US President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration fundamentally alters decades of bipartisan US practice. It blocks immigration from seven predominantly Muslim...

Muslim country, Morocco bans sale of burqas: violation of female rights?

The kingdom of Morocco, a Muslim country with population of 34 million people has banned the sale and production of burqas. The Moroccan media...

Berlin Attack Demands a Swift Response, Angela Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the Berlin attack demanded a swift response from the government that guarantees both security and civil liberties. She also...

U.S. Policy in South Asia: Imperatives and Challenges

By Michael Kugelman | Summary Sustained bilateral and multilateral U.S. engagement in South Asia is of the essence. Three major factors amplify the importance of placing...

Major cybercrime network Avalanche dismantled in global takedown

Law enforcement agencies have dismantled a major cybercriminal network responsible for malware-based attacks that have been harassing victims across the globe for years. The...

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November

"Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. It imposes large-scale costs on...

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