Khalid Chandio

Khalid Hussain Chandio has been working as Research Fellow at Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI). Previously, he had joined IPRI as Assistant Research Officer (ARO) in October 2007. He was then promoted as Research Officer (RO) in February 2013. Before joining IPRI, he worked in different capacities i.e., Media Analyst and Junior Analyst in the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Pakistan, which gave him greater insight in the research and analysis fields. His areas of research include the United States of America (USA) [Its Foreign and Defence Policy, Pak-US Relations, Role of Lobbies in the USA, and Domestic Politics in the USA]. Khalid regularly contributes articles on current strategic issues in English Dailies of Pakistan. He holds M.Phil in International Relations (IR) from School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR), Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad, Pakistan and M.Sc in Defence and Strategic Studies (DSS) from the same university.

The Patriot’s Dilemma

The Patriot’s Dilemma

It seems that propaganda against Pakistan has become the pastime of so-called intellectuals who are bent upon presenting Pakistan a ‘hard’ country. If one closely monitors, writing adversely against Pakistan has also become a trend within certain Western intellectuals. Lately, Husain Haqqani wrote an opinion article titled ‘For Pakistan, 2018 was just another year of […]

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CPEC and Saudi Arabia

CPEC and Saudi Arabia

After Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia, very major news came that Saudi Arabia was a new partner in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The significant one to make out of Imran Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia is the fact that Pakistan-China and Pakistan-Saudi relations are going to stay as corner stone of […]

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Foreign policy and the 2018 election debate

Foreign policy and the 2018 election debate

Pakistan is nearing its election and the political landscape of the country is flooded with campaigns featuring a lot of promises. Mainstream political parties have come up with their respective manifestos, and future programmes. But a debate or mention of foreign policy is altogether missing. The entire focus is on domestic issues. Unlike in Pakistan, […]

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Trouble in paradise for Pakistan and America

Trouble in paradise for Pakistan and America

The past is something that can either hold you back, or force you to move forward. Ultimately, it depends on how one deals with the past events of their life. This can apply to whole states and societies as well. The relations between the US and Pakistan is similarly weighed down by the baggage of […]

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Civil Rights under President Trump

Civil Rights under President Trump

The issues of “civil rights” and “racism” have always dominated political landscape of the United States of America (USA) since its creation. Soon after the making of the US constitution in 1789, the first ten amendments, also known as “bill of rights”, were enacted, which tried to address the ambiguities and misconstruction in the constitution […]

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Narrative beyond words

Narrative beyond words

In the wake of successful military operations like Operation Rah-e-Rast, Rah-e-Nijat, Zarb-e-Azab, and Radd-ul-Fasaad, there is some confusion over the reasons for extremism and radicalisation in society and also over the evolution of a counter-narrative to combat the same. Prior to the exercise of carving out a counter terrorism narrative, it is important to look […]

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The US Government Shutdown

The US Government Shutdown

The ultimate deal maker President Trump celebrated his first year in Oval office with shutdown, making him probably the only president in US history to do so. The rift in the US Senate over spending bill resulted in government shutdown on January 20, 2018, which did spoil Trump’s first year celebrations. The government shutdown has […]

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Lowdown on Trump’s Asia Visit

Lowdown on Trump’s Asia Visit

US President Donald Trump kicked off his 12 days long visit to five Asian countries namely Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines in early November 2017. This is the longest visit by a US President since 1991. The strategic community in Washington D.C. stands aware of emerging trends in the region and does […]

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