Strategic Perspectives Through Research and Dialogue

Soft Power: The Role of Think Tanks

In a globalised world characterised by increasingly complex relations and interactions, a world that generates an environment of risks and opportunities, the model of...

Gender Aspect of Conflict and Peacebuilding: Opportunities for Women in Pakistan

To grasp the intersection of women, peace and conflict in both war affected and peace setting, we have to understand the social, political and...

Pakistan Russia Relations: Future Trends

Pakistan and Russia have had uneasy relations in the past. The Cold War period divisions can be attributed to the distant relationship between Pakistan...

Regional Cooperation in Counter-Terrorism

The international security architecture today hinges upon “cooperation” and “collective action”. Forging new partnerships at the regional and sub-regional levels is necessary for any...

Democracy in India: When speech is sedition!

Over the decades since its independence, India has successfully used ‘democracy’ as an international currency for common appeal both at the international and national...

Issue Brief on “Will the Ceasefire in Syria Hold?”

A ceasefire has come into effect in Syria after five years of bloodshed. The ceasefire agreement has been hailed as a victory for diplomacy...

Siachen: The Land of Roses or an Ice Graveyard

Siachen, which literary means "land of wild roses", is witness to thousands of deaths of both Indian and Pakistani soldiers. Yet, the Indian Defence...

Why the Daesh are not the ‘Islamic State’

The Islamic State is one of the most lethal and successful militant groups in modern history, surpassing even al-Qaeda. Thousands of its followers have...

Hindu Extremism Needs to be Reined in

The dawn of 2016 has brought with it a hope of peace for the South Asian region.  Despite some setbacks, India-Pakistan relations once again...

Issue Brief on “CPEC: Benefits for Balochistan”

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will open up new avenues of opportunities for the people of Balochistan. With estimated 7.1 billion initial investment through CPEC,...

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