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A Strategic Alliance

A strategic alliance

The strategic ties between India and the US are on the rise and are likely to have implications for Pakistan’s security and strategic interests. Shunning its non-aligned pretensions, New Delhi…

Rethinking National Interest

Rethinking national interest

Due to many local and international factors, the popular conception of national interest in Pakistan has been reduced to a narrow vision and – to state the obvious – has…

The BRI’s Strategic Compass

The BRI’s strategic compass

Like numerous countries in various regions across the globe, China has made no secret of the fact that Central Asia and Russia are integral elements for the successful implementation of…

Strategic confines of CPEC

THE PTI-led government is still musing over how to deal with CPEC. It has yet to realise CPEC’s geo-economic value and strategise how this should figure in its grand policy…

Tactical Vs Strategic

Tactical vs strategic

Pakistan-US relations over the decades have been transactional, transitional and tactical. With India, it can be safely said that US relations are strategic. That defines the trend of engagement in…

Aid, Appeasement And Strategic Assets

Aid, appeasement and strategic assets

President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is an unprecedented step and has been considered “a major break with his predecessors”. He did what various presidents, both Republican…

Aid Beyond Self-interest

Aid beyond self-interest

In recent years, there has been significant focus on Chinese aid policies and practices. This is largely because China has become a global development actor and has been investing heavily…

Strategic Daze

Strategic daze

Remember the roaring eighties when the spirit of jihad in Afghanistan was young and the state of Pakistan was playing the frontline role in eliminating communism from the world’s final…

Interesting times

The Chinese curse of living in interesting times is upon us, but what the Chinese cannot understand is why we have wished this curse onto ourselves. And, even more shockingly,…

Political Battling Vs National Interests

Political battling vs national interests

This trend is an about-turn, though not by the US, and proves how in the past the US forced European countries to pursue fundamentally wrong strategies. While it proves yet…