June, 2016

The CPEC

The CPEC

Historically, the very concept of a corridor, has been a cause of development in different parts of the world. In the post-1945 period, European Economic Community was formed (1957). Later, European Union (EU) was created in November 1993. The idea to establish Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) comprising Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar under the Greater […]

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Border Management

Border Management

The busiest border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan reopened last Saturday morning after the recent border skirmishes which led to its closure for six days. Recent border skirmishes are the first of its kind, tightening the already tensed relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistan’s military offensive launched in North Waziristan has completed its two years. […]

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Beginning all over again!

Beginning all over again!

Strategic landscape in Afghanistan context is changing fast. Americans have long been working to go back on their promise of pulling out of Afghanistan. Crimean crisis came as a God-sent occurrence that helped enhanced marketing of the idea within American strategic community and its European camp followers. The day President Obama announced extension of stay […]

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Pakistan, India, and the NSG: A Curious Case of Norms and Discrimination

Pakistan, India, and the NSG: A Curious Case of Norms and Discrimination

“The international nonproliferation regime has survived on pragmatism, discrimination, and a quantum of morality.” read more

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Flip-flops of surround syndrome

Flip-flops of surround syndrome

Obsession with surround and contain syndrome in Asia has overwhelmed India-US axis (not yet nexus), since the end of cold war. The US wants to surround and contain China and India is a clandestine partner in this venture while articulating denial. India wants to contain/surround Pakistan and the only (conditional) partner it has been able […]

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!سلک روٹ ، پاکستان اور مغربی دانشور ۔ ۔ ۔

!سلک روٹ ، پاکستان اور مغربی دانشور ۔ ۔ ۔

تحریر : ڈیڈیئر شودت اس مختصرتحریر کے ذریعے انیس کروڑ اٹھائیس لاکھ افراد پر مشتمل ملک ’’ پاکستان ‘‘ کی بابت سمجھنے اور سوچنے کی سعی کی گئی ہے ۔ آگے بڑھنے سے پہلے پاکستان کے جغرافیے کو جاننا ضروری ہے ۔ یہ ملک یوریشیا ، مشرق وسطیٰ اور بھارت کے درمیان واقع ہے ۔ […]

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! صدر ” ہیلری کلنٹن کی متوقع پاک افغان پالیسی “

! صدر ” ہیلری کلنٹن کی متوقع پاک افغان پالیسی “

تحریر : ڈیڈیئر شودت پہلے ہم نے اس امر کا جائزہ لیا کہ ’’ ٹرمپ ‘‘ کا ممکنہ طور پر صدر منتخب ہونا بظاہر افغان تنازعہ کے لئے ایک بری پیش رفت ہو گی ۔ مگر ’’ ہیلری کلنٹن ‘‘ کیا بطور صدر امریکہ واقعی بہتر ثابت ہوں گی ۔ یہ بھی اپنے آپ میں […]

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