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SCO’s membership: A high water mark in Pakistan’s diplomacy

PAKISTAN and India became full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on July 10 at the SCO Summit Conference in Ufa. Pakistan’s entry...

Outsourcing nuclear alarmism

Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme often becomes the focus of international media through ‘engineered’ controversies. In one recent attempt, it was accused that Saudi Arabia...

Iran, nuclear deals and what next?

Given an agreement with Iran can be reached, why then would missile defences be needed in Europe against a threat that no longer existed?...

Integrating Fata

TWO recent statements by the Inter-Services Public Relations should have raised the spirits of all those who wish to see a formidable threat to...

In-House Meeting with Prof. Samina Yasmeen, Director, Centre for Muslim States and Societies (CMSS),...

In-House Meeting on “Islamophobia in the West: Real or Perceived?” Speaker Prof. Samina Yasmeen, Director, Centre for Muslim States and Societies (CMSS), University of Western Australia July 13, 2015 at 1100...

In-House Meeting: Dr. Abid Qayyum Suleri, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)

July 07, 2015: In-House Meeting: Dr. Abid Qayyum Suleri, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), on “Sustainable Development, Role of think tanks in...

Could India’s Military Really Crush Pakistan?

Despite the seemingly dramatic increases in its defense spending, the Indian military—in particular the Army—faces numerous capability shortfalls that would hinder military operations against...

The global and regional impact of Iran’s nuclear deal

The world is watching with keen interest as nuclear talks between Iran and the six major powers — the US, Britain, France, Germany, Russia...

Rising above differences

The exchange of barbs, accusations and threats in recent days between leaders of India and Pakistan was as unfortunate as it was unwarranted. The...

A competition of cruelty

A FEW weeks ago, Amnesty International released a report on human rights abuses carried out by Indian troops in Indian-held Kashmir. According to the...