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China’s mega initiatives

At the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting opening ceremony, Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward the Global Civilization Initiative, which marks China’s third significant global initiative,…

Wishful initiatives

“The political dimensions of the dispute between India and Pakistan have long been centre-stage. This is not a conflict frozen in time. It is a conflict that has robbed millions…

Double Diplomatic Collapse

Double diplomatic collapse

PAKISTAN’S diplomatic initiatives with Afghanistan and India have both collapsed. Afghanistan’s President Ghani and Pakistan’s prime minister and army chief were sincere in desiring normalisation. The implicit bargain was that…

A shift in the Middle East

The recent Hamas attack on Israel has set off a chain reaction of events that promises to alter the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East and the world at large.…

Bridging the gaps in the region

The recent Iran-Saudi Arabian rapprochement has taken place against the backdrop of America’s evolving role in the Middle East and deepening strategic partnerships between China and the Gulf states. Pakistan…

Diplomacy not war

The illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine is already causing enormous suffering. Our first concern must be for civilians across the country, now facing violence and displacement. And our first call…

The gathering storm

PAKISTAN is at a critical juncture once again. The gathering storm of its daunting internal and external challenges demands political sagacity of the highest order to ensure stability, security and…

The gathering storm

PAKISTAN is at a critical juncture once again. The gathering storm of its daunting internal and external challenges demands political sagacity of the highest order to ensure stability, security and…

Back to governance

DESPITE sporadic agitational activity by the opposition, Prime Minister Imran Khan has enough political space to consider acting on a number of fronts to repurpose his government. His government has…

A restoration in ties?

In a rare move, Pakistan’s high commissioner to Bangladesh met with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, pledging to improve the otherwise dormant bilateral relationship between the countries. Conceivably, the telephonic…