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…)

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…)

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…)

Caught in the Crossfire: The Dilemma of Fisherfolk Prisoners

by:  Abdulla Wasti, Meera Nadeem and Zahaid Rehman

The arrest of fisherfolk of India and Pakistan on the maritime border between the two countries (more…)

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…)
Policy Brief

Reaping a Poor Harvest: Food Security in a Pandemic

by:  Fauzia Yazdani & Shirin Gul

Among other disruptions taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic was the periodic shortage of food staples in Pakistan over 2020. (more…)
Policy Brief

Asia’s Rise to Economic Prominence: Stakes for South Asia

by:  Saad Rajput

Asia’s Resurgence Longer term analyses of globalisation demonstrate how historical supply chains have sustained across regions, (more…)
Special Feature

Bracing for the Long-Haul: Hopes and Challenges Defining the Intra-Afghan Talks

by:  Abdulla Wasti

Introduction As the much-anticipated intra-Afghan talks take place in Doha, (more…)
Policy Brief

Confronting Pakistan’s Climate Reality: Shifting Paradigms

by:  Hassaan Sipra

Executive Summary Pakistan’s high vulnerability to climate change necessitates an urgent response. (more…)

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...