Second Opinion

Line of Control: War of Words

The month of January saw new tensions between Indian and Pakistan across the Line of Control, where a ceasefire had been in effect since 2003. The episode led to a...
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The Ambiguity of the APC’s Outcomes

Given the fanfare and expectations surrounding last week's All Parties Conference - the incumbent PML-N government's first experiment in public and political outreach since coming to power a little less...
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Talking to the Taliban

One of the most important talking points in the run-up to Pakistan's May 2013 general elections was the issue of domestic militancy and terrorism, and whether the government should negotiate...
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Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Calibration

Second Opinion is Jinnah Institute's monthly feature on foreign policy and current affairs. The latest issue of Second Opinion combines recommendations by Pakistani experts on foreign policy with observations by...
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The Way Forward for Pakistan’s Foreign Policy

With Pakistan's historic general elections held over the weekend, political party manifestos have come under greater scrutiny among voters, policy experts and media commentators. On foreign policy, there are broad...
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The ICA’s Partial Award on Kishenganga

On February 18th 2013, the International Court of Arbitration gave a partial award in response to Pakistan's appeal over India's Kishenganga project, allowing India to divert waters from the Neelum-Jhelum river...
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Restructuring Pak-U.S. Relations

Jinnah Institute hosted its 6th policy discussion on the future of Pak-US relations and invited a panel of leading journalists and policy experts to speak on the issue. Ahmed Rashid,...
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Cross-border Incursions on the Pak-Afghan Border

Approximately a hundred Taliban militants crossed the border from Afghanistan on June 25th and attacked a Pakistani security patrol near Sunai Kandau in Barawal Tehsil, Upper Dir, killing six soldiers...
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The Afghan Endgame and the future of Pakistan-US relations

President Zardari's attendance at the NATO Summit in Chicago during May 2012 drew an array of responses from the international and local media. The Guardian reported that U.S. President Barack...
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Pak-U.S. Relations and Re-opening of NATO Supply Lines

  "We cannot be left out of the many strategic agreements taking place around us nor can we ignore the bigger economic picture that is slowly taking shape: Pakistan has...