PAKISTAN

The Refracted Relationship - US Goals and Priorities Change

  0 comments   |     by The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the

THERE are significant reasons for the maintenance of close and cooperative relations between Pakistan and the US. Unfortunately, Washington has almost always conducted its relations with Pakistan as a function of America’s other strategic or tactical priorities of the moment. Since US goals and priorities change periodically, at times rapidly, Pakistan-US ties have often resembled

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India’s Intrusiveness in Pakistan’s Affairs - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

  0 comments   |     by Asif Haroon Raja

India’s Invasive Acts after Partition When Pakistan came into being on August 14, 1947 under the sagacious leadership of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Indian leaders didn’t reconcile with moth eaten Pakistan that had been treacherously slashed by the conniving Mountbatten and Radcliffe. They considered it as vivisection of Mahabharata. Believing in Chana

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Why Pakistan is pursuing Full Spectrum Deterrence against India

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Pakistan’s former envoy to United Nations, Amb Zamir Akram said that Pakistan is not seeking parity with India in terms of nuclear weapons, but is rather pursuing Full Spectrum Deterrence to ensure that there are no gaps in its deterrence capability. It is the need of the hour, while looking at the growing Indian aspirations of becoming a giant South Asian nuclear power. It includes both

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Jadhav’s Appeal - Indian State itself May Invoke Section 84 CPC

  0 comments   |     by Ahmer Bilal Soofi

THERE are two avenues available to Kulbhushan Jadhav and India if they want to challenge his conviction. One, Jadhav himself may file a writ petition for which he would need to obtain a no-objection certificate from the federal government as per the requirement of Section 83 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (CPC). The second option is that the Indian state itself may invoke Section 84 CPC a

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Border Attack - Chaman Along the Pak-Afghan Border

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AN ugly and seemingly premeditated attack resulting in the death of several civilians and a couple of security personnel, the incident near Chaman along the Pak-Afghan border on Friday is a grim reminder of the toll on ordinary civilians of tense relations between the two states. There was no reason at all for Pakistani census teams accompanied by security personnel in border villages to come u

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China Pakistan Relations Enter New Phase - Pakistan Day Parade

  0 comments   |     by Alex Gorka

Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad on March 23 – a momentous event, especially in the Pakistan-China bilateral relations. Pakistan Day commemorates March 23, 1940, when a resolution was passed to demand the establishment of a separate homeland to protect Muslims in the then British colony of India. Over the past decade,

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What’s CPEC, and How Does the Future of the Multipolar World Depend on It?

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko

What’s CPEC, and How Does the Future of the Multipolar World Depend on It? By Andrew Korybko Andrew just returned from Pakistan’s National Defence University where he was lecturing on the geostrategic significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and he’s eager to share

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Who Sets the Agenda? US-Pakistan Bilateral Track Dialogue

  2 comments   |     by M Saeed Khalid

A group of former generals, diplomats and bureaucrats and think tank gurus came together to conduct the second round of the US-Pakistan Bilateral Track-II Dialogue on April 5 and April 6 in Islamabad. The meeting assumed special significance in view of the suspense that prevails regarding the Trump administration’s policies toward South Asia – particularly their Pak-Afghan dimension

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The Strange Case of Kulbhushan Jadhav - The Military Trial

  0 comments   |     by K.C. Singh

“The current cycle of bilateral engagement and acrimony runs from the dramatic visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lahore on Christmas in 2015.” The two leaders on that visit. PTI   Perhaps the backdrop explains the dynamics at play more than just details of his incarceration The military trial and summary sentencing to death of Kulbhushan Jadha

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Rising Dragon, Wounded Eagle - Second-Largest Economies

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram

WHEN China’s former vice premier, Qian Qichen, was asked 20 years ago about the future of Sino-US relations, he reportedly responded: “They [Sino-US relations] will never be as good as they should be; and never be as bad as they can be.” This prognosis holds true today for the world’s “most important bilateral relationship”. The largest and second-lar

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