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...
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RCEP: A ‘Post-Alliance’ World?

by:  Zahaid Rehman

Whenever regional trading blocs are under discussion, free-market proponents are quick to point out the myriad benefits free-trade zones tend to bring. A windfall of revenue is promised. (more…)
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Shifting Regional Alliances

by:  Zahaid Rehman

The recently signed Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) between the US and India (more…)
Opinion

How to Engage America After the Election

by:  Fahd Humayun

As the dust settles on a closely contested Presidential election in Washington, many Pakistanis are wondering what kind of engagement they can expect from a superpower in the throes of...
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Ties with Israel

by:  Fahd Humayun

Last week’s decision by the UAE and Israel to normalize ties is testament to a fast changing landscape in the Middle East. While Saudi Arabia has put speculation to rest...
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The Forgotten People

by:  Sherry Rehman

August 5th 2019 is only one of them, yet it should have marked a watershed in world history, like October 27th 1947 when a despotic Dogra ruler stripped Kashmiris of...
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Pakistan and the New Great Game

by:  Sherry Rehman

As the China-India conflict in the Himalayas blows hot and blows cold, Islamabad’s studied reticence has so far only signaled quiet alarm. While both China and India try to de-escalate...
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After India’s Skirmish with China, Is Pakistan Next?

by:  Fahd Humayun

The worst border skirmish between India and China in the Himalayas for decades has abated for now, but the potential for crisis still looms large over a nuclear-armed South Asia....
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Managing the Stand-Off

by:  Sherry Rehman

News of a border stand-off between two restive nuclear neighbours is always worrying. Yet when US President Donald Trump’s offer of mediation between India and China met with a studied...
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Ripple Effects of a Changing Oil Market

by:  Saad Rajput

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused some bizarre distortions in markets across the globe. One such aberration occurred on 20th April, when the price of a barrel of WTI crude –...