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OBOR Summit: Pakistan-China Cooperation and India’s Concerns

OBOR Summit: Pakistan-China Cooperation and India’s Concerns

Pakistan and China relations are based on historical and cultural linkages and the deep rooted connections between the two nations which have grown stronger with the passage of time. The recent visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to China to attend the One Belt One Road (OBOR) Summit which is aimed at regional development through […]

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Trump-Xi Summit

Trump-Xi Summit

WHILE the world expected that the US-China relations would be more contentious under the new US administration, it has taken an entirely new direction, which was less talked and thought about. Analysts, scholars and strategists spoke of an irresolute yet confrontational relation between the US and China, seeing the posture President Trump adopted and statements […]

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Divergent outlook on Afghanistan

Divergent outlook on Afghanistan

      Russia’s growing interest in Afghan affairs is apparent from Moscow’s hosting of peace talks. The recent talks on ‘peace in Afghanistan’ were held in Moscow in the middle of April. Representatives from Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated in the talks. Earlier, similar initiatives include the Trilateral […]

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PAKISTAN CLIMATE CHANGE ACT: A FILLIP TO CLIMATE ACTION

PAKISTAN CLIMATE CHANGE ACT: A FILLIP TO CLIMATE ACTION

In 2010, a Congressional Research Service report entitled Security and the Environment in Pakistan argued that environmental pressures such as food insecurity, water scarcity, and the limited availability of arable land could “contribute to Pakistan’s decline as a fully functioning state” and could eventually lead to the expansion of extremist groups in the country. To put this […]

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FATA’s Mainstreaming

FATA’s Mainstreaming

Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA) is geographically located between the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Out of the seven agencies of FATA, other than Orakzai, the rest – Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Kurram, North Waziristan and South Waziristan share border with Afghanistan (373 miles-long border). The living conditions in FATA are poor with 60% of […]

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Pakistan-Norway relations

Pakistan-Norway relations

PAKISTAN is diversifying its foreign policy by expanding relations with multiple countries to attract investment. The two areas on which Government of Pakistan is paying its full attention are: a) ensuring security by undertaking military operations against the terrorists and extremists; b) building necessary energy and transport infrastructure all over the country. The security forces […]

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Making America Great Again!

Making America Great Again!

There is no denying the fact that human history has hardly witnessed a “great power” like the US in terms of economy, military, innovation, science and technology, democracy, and the diplomatic and political influence the country has around the world. American way of life has dominated the world for so long. The list of American […]

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Dealing with the Terror Wave in Pakistan!

Dealing with the Terror Wave in Pakistan!

Since the beginning of 2017, Pakistan has suffered series of terrorist attacks. There has been large number of civil and military personnel casualties. The intensity of recent attacks is much bigger in scale and magnitude. The terrorists targeted all the provinces and major cities that include Peshawar, Quetta, Lahore, Karachi, Sehwan Sharif etc. After the […]

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