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Pakistan-India detente?

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s response to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who in a brief tweet extended his congratulations to Sharif for assuming the post of PM, garnered wide attention.…

Reflections on Pakistan-India peace

PEACE is a fragile plant, which needs constant nurturing. This is especially true when two neighbours with a disturbed relationship attempt mutual reconciliation of differences. When their endeavours are weak,…

What is the UK-Pakistan relationship?

In Islamabad people will point in the direction of the British High Commission as the most important Western diplomatic mission, even more significant than the American. This is totally believable.…

What’s next for Pakistan-India?

A renewal of the 2003 ceasefire at the Line of Control (LOC) between Pakistan and India is unequivocally good news. Neither country’s strategic or tactical goals are served by the…

Pakistan-India tensions

The current tensions between Pakistan and India in the wake of the Pulwama suicide attack that killed 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CPRF) personnel are following a familiar pattern. India,…

Pakistan-India ties

Human civilisation has been growing in knowledge, understanding and compassion. It has been prizing peace and prosperity over wars and fighting. Look at the continent of Europe, it had been…

Pak-Iran Relations

Pak-Iran relations

The two-day visit to Pakistan by Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani was very significant because of the emerging geopolitical situation in the region. Opportunities have opened up because of the…

Pakistan-India: The New Normal

Pakistan-India: the new normal

A steady stream of vitriol gushing out of Delhi and Islamabad over the past few weeks has taken an already tense Pakistan-India relationship to a new low. A year after…

The Pakistan-India Stalemate

The Pakistan-India stalemate

For once something isn’t entirely our fault. Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session was a case of one step forward…