Strategic Perspectives Through Research and Dialogue

Issue Brief on “FATA: A Situational Analysis”

With the exception of the Mohmand agency, the overall security situation in FATA in 2016 witnessed a drastic improvement according to a report recently...

Issue Brief on “Diamer-Bhasha Dam Gets a New Revival”

On May 13, 2017, China and Pakistan signed a US$50 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and complete the North Indus River Cascade...

Issue Brief on “The Manchester Attack”

Britain has decided to deploy military personnel at public events in the aftermath of a monstrous suicide attack which had hit the foyer area...

Issue Brief on “Trump: Breaking the Logjam on the Kashmir Dispute”

Since the Indo-Pak partition, the political status of the state of Kashmir has been contested by both Pakistan and India and it still remains...

Issue Brief on “Afghanistan’s Corruption Dilemma: Progress and Challenges”

Corruption remains a very serious impediment to development anywhere in the world. But in the case of Afghanistan, rampant corruption has been a hindrance...

Issue Brief on “ICJ Verdict on Jadhav Case: The Battle is not Over Yet”

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on May 18 ‘stayed’ the execution of Kulbushan Jadhav till its final verdict. The decision was made after...

Issue Brief on “Hekmatyar’s Return”

After being in exile for more than two decades, the Hezb-i-Islami leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, (a declared  terrorist in 2003 for his association with Al-Qaeda)...

Issue Brief on “Politics of Deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD)...

South Korea has deployed a controversial missile defence system, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) with the help of the US. The...

Issue Brief on “Abbas-Trump Meeting: A Pointless Endeavor”

On 3 May 3,2017 Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrived at the White House with one purpose in mind: to present himself and his...

Issue Brief on “Pakistan-Afghanistan Tensions at Chaman”

Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan have been following a downward trajectory since 2015. They have reached their lowest following a number of clashes along...

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