OPINION

A Fragile Stalemate on the LoC

by:  Sherry Rehman

In the policy permafrost of Indo-Pak relations, not much is expected to move towards resolution through diplomatic engagement. (more…)
OPINION

Who Will Win the Hindi Heartland?

by:  Meera Nadeem & Abdulla Wasti

India had once claimed the merit of being the largest democracy in the world, where 900 million voters enable (more…)
OPINION

The pursuit of strategic autonomy

by:  Abdulla Wasti

The recently held democracy summit ended up being another iteration of a world being divided into binaries. While the summit (more…)
OPINION

The Indo-Pacific shift: a struggle for power

by:  Abdulla Wasti

The recently held virtual meeting of the Climate Summit between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping might have initiated some meaningful contact between the two states, but...
OPINION

AFGHANISTAN: WINTER IS COMING

by:  Sherry Rehman

South Asia faces a perfect storm with the growing risk of an unstable Afghanistan, coupled with divided views in the international community on who must take responsibility for the strategic...
OPINION

Preserving Gains: The Fate of Afghan Women

by:  Meera Nadeem & Abdulla Wasti

As the map of who controls Afghanistan changes by the hour, the most affected on the ground remain women (more…)
OPINION

Recalibrating Priorities

by:  Zahaid Rehman

With a little over four months left till the US’ self-imposed deadline for withdrawal in Afghanistan, the narrative has shifted (more…)
OPINION

Terms for Peace

by:  Sherry Rehman

As Pakistan lurches through its worst wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, talk of peace with India fuels (more…)
OPINION

Of Signals and Compulsions

by:  Fahd Humayun

It’s early days yet, but after a period of protracted turbulence, the India-Pakistan relationship seems to be steadying. (more…)
Opinion

The Eastern Question

by:  Fahd Humayun

Part I How do states signal credibility and believability to their allies, adversaries and neutral fence-sitters? Given Pakistan’s recently prepared dossier on India’s terrorist involvement in Pakistan, pausing to consider...