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Resetting Pakistan-US relations

Pakistan’s relationship with the Biden Administration has not gotten off to a very good start. Pakistanis that were appalled by the Supreme Court decision to uphold the acquittal of the…

Our ‘one-off’ relationship

It is easy now to criticize Pakistan's leaders of the 1950s for becoming a member of the Baghdad Pact in 1954, could our armed forces have repelled any concerted attack…

Political Storm In America

Political storm in America

US President Donald Trump is facing impeachment in the House of Representatives over accusations of abusing his power for personal political gains, to influence the 2020 presidential election and to…

Dignity in foreign relations

THE desire for dignity, self-esteem and appreciation motivates humans and nations alike, significantly impacting their behaviours. This desire partially originates from a fear of humiliation. Dignity is capital that a…

Pak-Afghan relations

A cricket match at Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds. Emotions run high in the supporting crowd. And then we see chairs and bottles being hurled. Security police intervening to manage…

Future of Pak-US relations

PAKISTAN’s long, close and turbulent relationship with the US has had a pervasive impact on this country’s history. The last phase of that relationship, the ‘war on terror’ alliance, ended…

Political Economy Of The ME Policy

Political economy of the ME policy

It was agreements and protocols galore – eight to be precise – during the high-profile visit of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), the first in line to the Saudi…

Pak-Saudi relationship

For strategic reasons, countries around the world often declare their special affection for each other. References are made to cultural, religious, geopolitical, and other ties, to show why two peoples…