Durable peace and security in Afghanistan will depend on the level of external interference in its affairs.
There is a solid economic rationale to prioritise global investment in developing countries.
The Taliban’s reluctance to talk to the Kabul regime has emerged as the most important obstacle.
The PTI should devote most of its financial and administrative capital to addressing the people’s basic needs.
Pakistan should revive its traditional leadership role in the Muslim world.
The objective may not be to secure an adversary’s immediate defeat, but to erode its morale.
Sectors and products with the greatest potential for export growth should be identified and promoted.
Trump has mastered the art of diversion through atrocious assertions and rhetoric.
There is need for more vocal Chinese support to Pakistan on its core security challenges.
The confrontation between the US and China is likely to escalate in words and deeds.
Modi and the BJP have failed spectacularly to improve the lives of the majority of the Indian people.
The US has several tactical and strategic reasons to cooperate with China and support CPEC.
The presumption of integrity will enhance Pakistan’s international credentials.
None of America’s exercises in coercion is likely to end well.
Pakistan-China ties must be developed on the basis of convergent strategic objectives.
How ‘free’ is the ‘common’ Pakistani voter to choose qualified and honest representatives?
The US will seek to exploit Iran’s economic vulnerabilities as well as ethnic and religious fissures.
How can the first UN report on human rights in Kashmir be utilised to alleviate the people’s suffering?
Since the US invasion of Iraq, power has pivoted towards the Eurasian heartland.
A shift in India’s strategic posture could open the door to addressing, if not fully resolving, the major issues.