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The Taiwan Strait crisis: A catch-22 for Pakistan

  • Increasing tensions in the Taiwan Strait can gravely affect international peace and stability. Therefore, the sane Asia-Pacific States, including Pakistan, are apprehensive about the continuance and probability of the escalation of a crisis. Ironically however, they are the ones in a position t...
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OIC foreign ministers’ conference in Pakistan germinates optimism

  • The foreign ministers of the OIC congregation in Islamabad germinates optimism about a collective response to various issues confronting Islamic countries. On March 22 and 23, they will deliberate over 100 resolutions intended to improve the socio-economic conditions of Muslims, advance modern ...
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India’s defense strategy balancing act

  • India has crafted a brilliant strategy to engage both Russia and the United States to diversify its defense portfolio. Indeed, it is a laborious job for New Delhi to keep Moscow and Washington strategically engaged in modernizing its armed forces, and to balance Beijing’s increasing m...
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Imran Khan has conceded to US realignment in South Asia 

  • The transformation in global geopolitics and recent developments in the South Asian strategic environment has further increased mistrust between Islamabad and Washington. Pakistan’s National Security Adviser and Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence seemed unsuccessful in mitigating t...
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India’s nuclear material theft is risky for international security

  • The probability of nuclear and radiological terrorism exists despite the absence of any precedent and rigorous safety and security measures at nuclear facilities globally. Indeed, the likelihood of a nuclear terrorist attack could be relatively low but the repercussions of such an attack would ...
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Heart of Asia: Pakistan’s role in consensual Afghan peace process

  • Afghanistan is currently at the center of major diplomatic initiatives involving all regional stakeholders in problem-solving dialogues. The primary focus of these talks is to reverse the collapse of security in Afghanistan. The same issue was central to the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process (HoA-...
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Quad factor in regional security

  • The Joe Biden administration struggles to revitalize the United States' ties with friends and partners to counterweight in global politics increasingly confident and assertive China. It is renewing and consolidating alliances because it views them as force multipliers. Currently, no countr...
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The nuclear ban treaty will have no nuclear disarmament outcome 

  • Last week, nuclear abolitionists celebrated as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons-- commonly called the nuclear ban treaty-- entered into force. Though the nuclear-armed states rejected it, they failed to stop it. The treaty is a critical milestone on the road to sensitizing the w...
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CPEC—challenges and prospects

  • China and Pakistan have been struggling to complete the multibillion dollar economic corridor project in the prescribed time frame despite the COVID-19 pandemic. With the easing of lockdown restrictions, the work on the project is expected to gain pace. However, recent trends in global politics...
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Is the US in any position to distribute $1.3bn in foreign assistance?

  • The global spread of Covid-19 will have a devastating impact on the socio-economic system of countries, particularly of developing nations. Indeed, the worldwide pandemic requires a unified global response. In March, the US announced a $1.3 billion foreign assistance package for coronavirus a...
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