Strategic Perspectives Through Research and Dialogue

Issue Brief on “Privatisation of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)”

Background: Established through government’s Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIAC) Ordinance on January 10, 1955, by merging with Orient Airways (established 1946), the Pakistan International Airlines...

Issue Brief on “Deciphering Dynamics of BJP and INC Before Indian Lok Sabha Elections...

On March 15, 2024, the Election Commission of India announced the schedule for the next (18th) Lok Sabha elections. The general elections will start...

Issue Brief on “Jammu Massacre of 1947 – An Often Overlooked Story of Horror”

The Jammu Massacre of 1947 was a harrowing event in the history of the subcontinent, characterized by widespread violence, displacement, and killing of Kashmiri...

Issue Brief on “Indian Defence Budget 2023-24: An Assessment”

India has once again increased its defence budget allocation by 13 per cent in 2023-24. India’s increased defence spending has been continually growing for...

Issue Brief on “Global Trends in International Arms Transfer 2023: Implications for Peace and...

In March 2024, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released another significant ‘Fact Sheet’ highlighting a comparative analysis of trends in international arms...

Issue Brief on “Fueling Progress: The Iran-Pakistan (IP) Gas Pipeline”

On March 13 2024, Pakistan announced the construction on an 80-kilometer (49-mile) segment of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline, also known as the 'Peace Pipeline,'...

Issue Brief on “Turkiye Egypt Ties: Ending a Decade of Stalemate”

Turkiye-Egypt ties date back to 1925, which have been marked   by  a history of cooperation as well as confrontation which saw an all-time low...

Issue Brief on “Prospects of Pak-China Cooperation in Agriculture”

On November 4, 2020, a meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on Socio-economic Development under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework was held through...

Issue Brief on “Rising World Military Spending in the Age of Pandemic: An Overview”

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in its latest “SIPRI Fact Sheet” of April 2021, published data on world military expenditure and estimated...

Issue Brief “Imran Khan’s Visit to Kabul: An Assessment”

On November 19, 2020 Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan paid a long-awaited day-long visit to Afghanistan. The intent of the visit was to deepen...

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