February, 2015

Evolving South Asian Security Architecture

Evolving South Asian Security Architecture

Soon after the end of World War II, the world witnessed bipolar system, i.e., the US and the former USSR. The tug of war between two super powers was so intense that the developing states started aligning themselves either with the US, i.e., NATO bloc or the former USSR, i.e., WARSAW bloc. South Asia was […]

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Swamy’s Reasoning and Reality Check

Swamy’s Reasoning and Reality Check

Subramanian Swamy is a staunch supporter of BJP, a party which is considered a socially conservative and economically liberal, and is trying to build its image as the rising star of the Indian politics. It is a known fact that BJP is inspired by the ideology “Hindutva” which has a history of bloodletting – from […]

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India: Waxing or Waning?

India: Waxing or Waning?

The United States of America views India as a vast market and potential counterweight to China’s assertiveness in Asia. India has already enhanced its engagement in the East by turning its ‘Look East Policy’ into ‘Act East Policy.’ It has been successful in getting the parental group together starting with Australia, Japan, the Philippines, Sri […]

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UNGA’s Nuclear Folly

UNGA’s Nuclear Folly

On December 3, 2014, an unbinding resolution by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) called on Pakistan, India and Israel to voluntarily drop their nuclear weapons in order to achieve a nuclear weapons free world. The resolution was passed with 165 votes in the 193 member UNGA, with 21 countries absent. Moreover, only three states […]

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Natural Allies: Turkey-Pakistan-Afghanistan

Natural Allies: Turkey-Pakistan-Afghanistan

During the recent Pakistan-Turkey summit, both sides explored options to assist Afghanistan in reaching a peace agreement with the Taliban. Pakistani and Afghan leadership has reached a conclusion to start joint efforts to counter militancy. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who recently visited Islamabad, indicated his country’s willingness to help the reconciliation process in Afghanistan. China’s entry into Afghan peace process was long overdue; this will help the sustainability of the peace process, because China is perceived as an honest peace broker by all. Turkish Prime Minister’s first visit to Pakistan was a resounding success not only in the bilateral context but also for regional stability. Pakistan appreciates Turkey’s effort for bringing enduring peace in Afghanistan, and hopes that it will continue to play its constructive role.

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انڈیا ’’ اوور سمارٹ پاور ‘‘ یا ۔۔۔۔؟

انڈیا ’’ اوور سمارٹ پاور ‘‘ یا ۔۔۔۔؟

17 فروری کو بھارتی کوسٹل گارڈ کے ڈی آئی جی ’’ لوشالی ‘‘ نے انکشاف کیا کہ 31 دسمبر اور یکم جنوری کی درمیانی شب کو بین الاقوامی سمندری حدود میں جو پاکستانی کشتی تباہ کی گئی تھی ، اسے ان کے حکم پر تباہ کیا گیا ۔انھوں نے یہ شرم ناک اعتراف انڈین ایکسپریس […]

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Another round of Pakistan–India talks in the offing

Another round of Pakistan–India talks in the offing

In a follow-up action to his recent visit to India, President Obama’s half an hour phone call to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has set the stage for resumption of Pakistan-India dialogue. New Indian Foreign Secretary is likely to visit Pakistan to resume the process from the point his predecessor had disrupted. However, at the same […]

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Ascertaining Agendas for Alternative Alliances: What Pakistan can Learn from SCO?

Ascertaining Agendas for Alternative Alliances: What Pakistan can Learn from SCO?

Guest Lecturer:  Dr. Najam Abbas, Senior Fellow, South and Central Asia, East-West Institute, Belgium Date and venue:  December 31, 2014, IPRI Conference Hall   Following were the salient features highlighted by the speaker:   Various factors including friction-free, reassuring and rewarding relationship, influenced relations between China and the Central Asian States. China’s relationship with its […]

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