IPRI – Islamabad Policy Research Institute

Khalid Iqbal

Air Commodore (R) Khalid Iqbal is Consultant Policy & and Strategic Response at IPRI. He is on the panel of experts for Spearhead Research and Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies. He is a member board of advisers of Opinion Maker and member National Academic Council, Institute of Policy Studies. He is on the visiting faculty of Quaid-i- Azam University, Islamabad. He is a former Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force.

Biden Lacks Political Will to Get Occupation Forces Out of Afghanistan?

By Air Commodore (R) Khalid Iqbal. He is former Assistant Chief of Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force. He can be reached at khalid3408@gmail.com                           18 February 2021 In all probability, the US has taken an in-principle decision to renege upon its February 29, 2020 agreement with Taliban. Knowing well that withdrawal of occupation forces is the …

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Afghan Peace processes sans peace

Another Afghan peace process has caught international attention, albeit belatedly. Russia, China and Pakistan got together in Moscow, on December 27, for the third round of secretary level talks. Though earlier two rounds went almost unnoticed, the recent one invoked an overreaction from Kabul, while Washington also radiated a feeling of unease. Nonetheless, the outcome …

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Time to harmonize our counter terrorism effort

Judicial Commission comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa that investigated the August 8 deadly terrorist attack in Quetta has reported ‘monumental failure’ of the interior ministry and Balochistan government towards combating terrorism. Even though there has been visible successes in the counter terrorism effort with regard to frequency of such attacks, terrorist outfits retain the capacity …

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Palestine Focus

Excluding rarities, the Palestine policy of successive US administrations have been erratic, ambiguous and, may be, mischievous, aimed at maintaining status quo. No serious efforts have been made to reconcile the operational level contradictions of this policy. Though halfhearted diplomatic efforts were launched, with pomp and show, by most of the administrations, these were crookedly …

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