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Imran Khan and Pakistan’s Enduring Political Crisis
Dr Nazir Ahmad Mir | 11 Jan , 2021 0 comments
Imran Khan and Pakistan’s Enduring Political Crisis

Pakistan is once again witnessing confrontational politics between the government and the opposition, with editorials slamming the ‘slowing down’ of democracy.1 Academic-activist, Noam Chomsky, speaking at the Karachi-based Habib University’s flagship Yohsin Lecture Series on December 7, 2020, warned that democracy in Pakistan was in...

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Pakistan’s Objectives conflict with Peace efforts in Afghanistan
Pakistan’s Objectives conflict with Peace efforts in Afghanistan

While Pakistan kept affirming its commitment to the ongoing exercise of Afghan peace talks, its proclivity towards meddling in the internal affairs of another neighboring sovereign country with an inevitable desire to shape political dynamics there, contradicts its obligations and questions its dedication towards the peace process. Peace and...

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Chinese Interference in South Asia
Chinese Interference in South Asia

Recent reports indicate that Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) has busted a 10-member Chinese module operating a terror cell in Kabul. Since the incident came to light, China had been pressing the Afghan government to hush up the case and prevent it from causing global embarrassment. These individuals are believed to be...

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The Limits to Sino-Russian Cooperation
Mahima Duggal | 08 Jan , 2021 0 comments
The Limits to Sino-Russian Cooperation

Sino-Russian ties initially seem a pragmatic alignment of partners. However, several structural barriers—an asymmetric economic-security calculus, persisting investment challenges, and significant geopolitical deviations—limit bilateral cooperation. The China-Russia relationship has historically been punctuated by epochs of cooperation and...

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Pakistan Army: In the Eye of the Storm within Pakistan
Jasbir Sarai | 07 Jan , 2021 0 comments
Pakistan Army: In the Eye of the Storm within Pakistan

A political logjam capable of ushering winds of change in Pakistan is becoming visible. The opposition has joined hands against the incumbent Imran Khan led government. The situation may well lead to a constitutional deadlock. The Pakistan Army, interestingly, is in the eye of the storm. The opposition is using Imran Khan to target the Army,...

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