POLICY BRIEF

Climate Brief 2022: Navigating Pakistan’s Climate Crisis

by:  Salman Zaidi, Meera Nadeem, Abdulla Wasti & Zahaid Rehman

Introduction Existential challenges require concerted action, consensus and policy clarity. So far, on climate stress, Pakistan seems to be (more…)
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…)
Post COVID Futures

Chapter 2: Past the Tipping Point: Why Pakistan’s Low Emitter Argument Won’t Work

by:  Rafay Alam

July’s flash flood in Islamabad was triggered by a “cloudburst” that swept cars away in high tide (more…)
POLICY BRIEF

South Asia in Transition: Finding Stability in the Third Nuclear Age

by:  Sitara Noor

Introduction The month of May marked 23 years since Pakistan and India tested their atomic bombs and gatecrashed (more…)
Post COVID Futures

Chapter 1: Pakistan’s Macroeconomy and the Covid-19 Pandemic

by:  Dr. Asad Sayeed and Dr. Aqdas Afzal

Nothing has had a more deleterious impact on the global economy in about a century since the Great Depression (more…)