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IRRITANTS IN PAKISTAN-US RELATIONS: WAY FORWARD

IRRITANTS IN PAKISTAN-US RELATIONS: WAY FORWARD

Irritants in Pakistan-US Relations: Way Forward Pakistan would seem to be a natural partner for the United States. But as Pakistani diplomats and scholars assert in this new volume, the relationship between the two countries has underperformed its potential. They argue that the time has come to ‘reset’ ties and work on a state-to-state relationship […]

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Book Review – “The Tragedy of US Foreign Policy How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest”

Book Review – “The Tragedy of US Foreign Policy How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest”

Source The book “The Tragedy of US Foreign Policy How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest” is written by Walter A. McDougall. McDougall is the Professor of History and International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored numerous books, including the famous 1986 Pulitzer Prize winner “The Heaven and the Earth: A […]

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Regional Dynamics and Strategic Concerns in South Asia

Regional Dynamics and Strategic Concerns in South Asia

“South Asia is the region where tidal waves of geostrategy and geoeconomics collide.”     –        General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, NI (M) Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), Joint Staff Headquarters, Pakistan South Asia, the fulcrum of geoeconomic cross currents, is now the emerging centre of power in a political universe […]

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Changing Security Situation in South Asia and Development of CPEC

Changing Security Situation in South Asia and Development of CPEC

Through CPEC, South Asia would cease to be a region of conflict, and become a region of cooperation.  – Mr Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control, Government of Pakistan  Security has now become sine qua non for development. This is especially true for South Asia where significant forces are at play with […]

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Achieving Peace in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects

Achieving Peace in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects

Most millennials may not remember what or even who exactly and why the war in Afghanistan even began. But those who have fought in the region, live in (and around) its continually tested, re-configured horizons can probably never forget. The papers, thought pieces and essays in this volume trace the multifarious ways in which the […]

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Strengthening Peace and Cooperation in South Asia: Incentives and Constraints

Strengthening Peace and Cooperation in South Asia: Incentives and Constraints

It is a sad and ironic reality that when one talks of global peace as the ultimate objective nowadays, one is left rather perplexed because regardless of what world leaders and policymakers may say, it is not the end-all anymore even though it is only through peace that there can be just, equitable and sustainable […]

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CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region

CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region

While there is increasing and alarming political divisiveness in many countries and between many people, Pakistan has opted to go the other way along with an unexpected champion of neo-globalism – People’s Republic of China –  a country which has morphed from the backward fringes of agrarian socialism to the apex as the second largest […]

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Emerging Security Order in Asia Pacific: Impact on South Asia

Emerging Security Order in Asia Pacific: Impact on South Asia

The Asia Pacific region has undergone fundamental changes in its organisation, security order, and power structure in the post-Cold War era. The region has become a powerhouse of global economic and geopolitical transformation as part of Asian ascendance in comparison to the West, which in general perception is no longer the world’s centre of gravity. […]

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