Negotiating with the TTP
Date: March 21, 2014
Public debate continues to revolve around talks with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP); with the “month-long” ceasefire coming to a close by the end of March, it remains to be seen whether...
Weighing in on the Pak-US Strategic Dialogue
Date: February 3, 2014
After a three-year hiatus, Pakistan and the United States resumed their stalled ministerial-level Strategic Dialogue in Washington this January. Launched in 2010, the Dialogue was left in the cold after...
Heading into 2014: Challenges Ahead
Date: January 1, 2014
The foremost challenge to Pakistan remains extremist creed and violence and concomitantly socio-economic development. Addressing these twin challenges will require clear commitment and perseverance. 2014 is a year of transition...
Line of Control: War of Words
Date: November 1, 2013
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...
The Ambiguity of the APC’s Outcomes
Date: September 6, 2013
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...
Talking to the Taliban
Date: August 8, 2013
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...
Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Calibration
Date: June 4, 2013
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...
The Way Forward for Pakistan’s Foreign Policy
Date: May 13, 2013
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...
The ICA’s Partial Award on Kishenganga
Date: March 8, 2013
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...
Restructuring Pak-U.S. Relations
Date: August 1, 2012
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,...