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Strategic calculus

A series of terrorist attacks in Pakistan has once again stirred a debate on how terrorists are undermining the overall security situation in Pakistan, specifically undermining Chinese and Pakistani interests.…

Rethinking strategic assets

The term ‘strategic’ is mostly used in military connotations, although its literal meaning translates into key or crucial. Oxford English Dictionary describes it as “a plan of action or policy…

Strategic leadership and statecraft — Part I

For Pakistanis in their present condition, it would be irrelevant to discuss strategic leadership and statecraft without reference to the realities that prevail in the world and their country. Constitutionally,…

Strategic leadership and statecraft ( Part – III )

In Chinese thinking the strategic discourse is more holistic and integrated than segmented just as is the case with its medical, political and philosophical traditions. Chinese history and strategic thinking…

Strategic transformation

Undoubtedly, martial laws are not only illegitimate but also result in numerous distortions that extend beyond politics and permeate into the economy and society. These distortions gradually infiltrate every section…

Strategic partners

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington last month is a stark reminder of the rapidly developing Indo-US strategic partnership and the high priority attached by the US to…

No longer geostrategic

Despite once being a coveted gateway between the East and the West, Pakistan’s so-called ‘geostrategic location’ now stands as a relic of a bygone era. Struggling to keep pace with…

A case for strategic privatization

Whenever the economy is in hot waters, selling state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is seen as a key ingredient of the recipe for economic recovery. The IMF, the lender of last resort,…

SCO: vital national interest

The government’s decision to accept the invitation to the SCO Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Goa this week reflects a maturity that has otherwise been missing from the military and political…