Strategic Perspectives Through Research and Dialogue

Islamabad paper on “CPEC in Balochistan Impact and Prospects”

AbstractThe China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a source of new avenues of opportunities for Balochistan ─ the largest province of Pakistan in terms of...

Sino-US Trade War: Foreseeable Impact on Pakistan

Abstract Two major players in the world economic order – the US and China – are entangled in a foreseeably long and highly competitive trade...

Trump Administration’s Strategic Perspective about CPEC

Abstract The American geopolitical analysts perceive the steady rise of China as a strategic competitor and challenger to the United States’ sole superpower stature in...

Islamabad paper on “Afghan Peace Process: Future Prospects”

Abstract Since 2001, Afghan history has been beset by half-hearted attempts at achieving a peace agreement between the Afghan Taliban and Kabul. The year 2018...

Issue Brief on “Covid-19 and Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Challenges”

Following and even before the World Health Organization (WHO) formally declared Covid-19 as a pandemic, restrictive measures such as lockdowns have been declared all...

Asia and Competing Visions of Regional Order: Free and Open Indo-Pacific and Belt and...

Abstract Under Donald Trump’s presidency, the United States (US) pushed forward the concept of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP). Meanwhile, China is expanding cooperation...

Issue Brief on “India-US Military Agreement: BECA and its Implications for the Region”

The signing of Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) between India and United States marks the completion of the troika of “foundational pacts” for...

Role of Artificial Intelligence in Defence Strategy: Implications for Global and National Security

Abstract This study analyses the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the defence strategy of high-end technology states and its implications for regional states’ national...

Legitimacy of Kashmir’s Liberation Struggle: Right to Self-Determination Under International Law

Abstract This article discusses Kashmiris’ right to self-determination under International Human Rights Law. It highlights Kashmiris’ entitlement to self-determination while they reside in the disputed...

Missile Race in South Asia: Security Challenges for Pakistan in the 21st Century

Abstract The article assesses the nature of missile competition between India and Pakistan and how it impacts deterrence and strategic stability in South Asia. It...

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