America’s Iran Deal Exit Could Wreck the Afghanistan-Pakistan Relationship

Arif Rafiq Some South Asia observers have argued that the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal will hurt U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan. Their reasoning: it reduces … Read More

Pakistan impresses on most global parameters

By Tariq A. Al Maeena, Special to Gulf News Pakistan — whose fate became inexplicably intertwined with the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 at the urgings of the … Read More

Donald Trump Damaging Global War on Terror

The Global War on Terror continues to financially bleed Pakistan as the country had to spend $123.13 billion, equivalent to Rs.10.373 trillion, in direct and indirect cost due to incidents … Read More

Shifting Spheres of Influence: The Next Phase of the Russia-Pakistan Rapprochement

By Andrew Korybko The next logical phase of the Russian-Pakistani rapprochement is the comprehensive expansion of people-to-people ties via the creation of a Russian Friendship Center in Islamabad and other … Read More

Corridors of Peace & Development in Asia – New Horizons

By Tariq Rizwan China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is likely to usher a new era of development and prosperity in Asia by connecting South Asia, Eurasia and the Middle East through … Read More

Impact of CPEC’s in Restoring Relative Peace in Balochistan

By Faiza Khan Balochistan, the largest province of Pakistan by land is always in the news about terrorism and killings of innocent civilians/armed personnel. There are so many speculations about … Read More

Pakistan Annual Forecast 2016

Pakistan Pursues Security Supported by a three-year, $6.6 billion International Monetary Fund loan and buoyed by low oil prices, Pakistan’s economy will maintain its current growth rate of 4 percent … Read More

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan’s Evolving Alliance

The two Muslim powers seek a “reset”—but events in the region may make that impossible. By Giorgio Cafiero , Daniel Wagner In early November, Pakistan’s chief of army staff, General … Read More