Assorted Readings

Syrian, War Assorted Readings

Why Civil Wars Are Lasting Longer?

The Syrian civil war, now approaching its seventh year, is a proxy war many times over. A fragmented opposition, long backed by outside powers, is continuing to fight the regime of...
Chabahar, India Assorted Readings

What Indian presence in Chabahar means?

The agreement between India and Iran to hand over operational control of a section of the Iranian seaport of Chabahar to New Delhi is a significant strategic development. The port...
Russia, Putin Assorted Readings

Expecting the Expected: Russian Presidential Elections 2018

Unlike in liberal democracies where election results are often unpredictable, Russia’s case is different. With opinion polls showing an assured victory for the current President Vladimir Putin, Russia is all...
Trump, Iran Assorted Readings

Rewrite Iran Deal? Europeans Offer a Different Solution: A New Chapter

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s threat to rip up the Iran nuclear deal has touched off an urgent scramble in European capitals to preserve the agreement — not by rewriting it,...
Assorted Readings Publications

Pope Francis Is Playacting Realpolitik

In recent weeks, many observers have been puzzled, and some deeply disturbed, by what appears to be an impending deal between the Vatican and the People’s Republic of China. The...
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Massacre in Myanmar

Bound together, the 10 Rohingya Muslim captives watched their Buddhist neighbors dig a shallow grave. Soon afterwards, on the morning of Sept. 2, all 10 lay dead. At least two...
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India and Pakistan: Formalizing the 2003 Ceasefire Agreement

The year 2017 was the worst year in terms of ceasefire violations between India and Pakistan since the 2003 agreement came into force. India blamed Pakistan for 860 ceasefire violations along the...
Afghan, Peace, Afghanistan Assorted Readings Publications

Afghan peace challenge

Afghanistan remained a key diplomatic challenge for Pakistan in 2017, with various strategic, security, economic and internal political implications. The US pressed Pakistan hard for the desired level of cooperation...
Pakistan, Foreign Policy Assorted Readings Publications

Pakistan’s foreign policy

FOREIGN policy is an aspect of national policy. If national governance is dysfunctional foreign policy cannot deliver. This is because no coherent political framework for a successful foreign policy will...

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