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Pak- Afghan
A collective border management
initiative between Afghanistan and Pakistan has remained a disputed
issue. Pakistan– often questioned for its role in  managing cross border
movements—  has on several occasions, pitched the idea of reforming the
unregulat...

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Agenda Trumps US Hegemony
The White House has unveiled its federal
spending priorities in what it is touting as the “America first
budget”, where the President has made deep, offsetting cuts to key
federal bodies, including the State Department, USAID, PBS, the
Environmental Pro...

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No Closure
The Afghan-Pakistan border crossings at
Torkham and Chaman-Spin Boldak were closed by the Pakistani government
after a string of militant attacks in mid-February, which the Pakistani
military leadership claimed were carried out by militants operating fro...

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Eerie peace in the pipelines
Construction of the long overdue contentious TAPI pipeline recently began its  first phase in Pakistan. A project conceived in early 90’s
spearheaded by Unocal and other prominent US companies– was meant to
originate from one of the largest gas field in t...

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US-Pakistan Relations: Breaking the prism
Loud clamors perish the very essence of peace. The debate– in some spheres–
on the appropriate approaches for Pakistan are on the rise; the
conundrum is that neither carrots nor sticks produce the desired results
and therefore a creative solution needs t...

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Trump Reaffirms US Commitment to One China
In his first semiofficial act of foreign policy, President-elect Trump affronted China and upset the apple cart of US-China relations by accepting a congratulatory telephone call from Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-wen, breaking thirty-seven years of American...

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Pins and Needles: Pakistan’s Concerns
The undercurrents of Pak-Afghan relations are often seen shifting, dictated by leaders in power, national security interests, and foreign policy ties. While many attribute erratic relations between the two countries to their historical baggage, others cite ...

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New Momentum in India-UAE Relations
Earlier last month five Emirati diplomats were killed in an explosion in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and the Afghan authorities were quick to pin the blame on the Haqqani network—allegedly backed by Pakistani intelligence. Since the attack, which was also the fi...

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India-Pakistan: In the name of Terror
In the chronicles of what appears to be a perpetual rivalry; 2016 was another year marked with tensions between the neighbours. The start of 2017 saw an elusive recognition of the so called cold start doctrine by the Indian army chief- which has remained ...

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Glitches in countering global terrorism
Amongst the several discussions which took place during world economic forum 2017. A summation of the  two separate sessions – namely the Global Security Outlook 2017 and Terrorism in digital age–which included Raheel sharif as a panelist-. Reveals that a c...
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