Afghan Peace: Try Again, Fail Again, Fail Better
by: Salman Bashir, Taimur Shamil
Date: May 22, 2020
Supporting the Afghan Government Apprehensions regarding a hastened US withdrawal from Afghanistan in the wake of coronavirus can seriously dent the prospects of peace. While the Doha agreement between the...
A Deal Too Far?
Date: September 19, 2019
After months of speculation about an impending peace deal between the US and the Taliban, the failure of the Trump administration to clinch a hard fought negotiated settlement has thrown...
The Uri Aftermath: Policy Options for Pakistan in a Changing Security Environment
Date: October 28, 2016
As Pakistan navigates new bends in a changing regional environment, tensions with India have both raised threat perceptions and stalled efforts to normalise relations. It is in the context of...
Foreign Policy in Crisis: Can Pakistan Overcome?
Date: July 18, 2016
As Pakistan’s foreign policy apparatus comes under fire for failure to perform on multiple fronts, Islamabad’s institutional paralysis is damaging the country’s international standing. With the Foreign Office mandated to do little more than issue reactive statements...
Suing for Peace after Pathankot: Foreign Secretary-Level Talks
Date: April 28, 2016
Following months of speculation surrounding the fate of the bilateral dialogue between Pakistan and India, Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry met his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar on April 26 in...
After COP21: Does Pakistan have a Climate Change Plan?
Date: December 17, 2015
A landmark agreement at the U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Paris this December saw representatives of 195 nations pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions to a level that will...
Resetting India-Pakistan Ties
Date: December 15, 2015
In the wake of a renewed bout of diplomatic activity in India-Pakistan relations following a tense summer of stalemate, Jinnah Institute asked a select panel of policy experts from Pakistan...
Gearing for a Reset – India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary Level Talks
Date: March 2, 2015
In the wake of a tense quarter for Indo-Pak relations and continuing violence on the Line of Control (LoC), the two Foreign Secretaries are finally set to meet this week...
Obama’s India Visit – Assessing Outcomes
Date: January 25, 2015
By Fahd Humayun President Barack Obama’s two-day visit to India is being seen as the first real test for Washington and New Delhi – two capitals looking to elevate their...
New Battle Lines – Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency Beyond Zarb-E-Azb
Date: October 3, 2014
After a summer of airstrikes and ground offensives in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), the military operation against terrorist sanctuaries in North Waziristan has now entered its second trimester....