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Salman Rafi Sheikh

Salman Rafi Sheikh

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Factors that’ll shape Pak-US ties under Biden

Caption The ascendance of Joe Biden to the Presidency of the US is being seen as a watershed, expected to produce some significant changes in US...

Biden’s foreign policy will be different except vis-à-vis...

Joe Biden With Joe Biden likely to become the next US President, the question what concrete changes he will make in America’s foreign polic...

Why Abdullah Abdullah visited Pakistan and India?

Abdullah Abdullah talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan When Abdullah Abdullah recently visited Pakistan and India, the impression was that he,...

Loss of Farzad–B is a major strategic setback to India

India’s loss of the Farzad-B gas field in Iran is among major strategic setbacks that New Delhi has experienced under the Modi government.&nbs...

PAKISTAN URGES UN TO ENSURE 'FULL IMPLEMENTATION' OF KASHM...

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the United Nations to exercise its legal and political authority to ensure full implementation of its...

Pakistan government is ‘between the devil and the deep blu...

Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan talks about continuously rising remittances the country has bee...

Afghanistan: Forging peace beyond the peace process

While the ‘intra-Afghan’ negotiations are on in Afghanistan, the Taliban have been busy making separate deals, both with State and non-sta...

Why Pakistan has to engage the Kabul regime both now and p...

Abdullah Abdullah (L), Chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, meets with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, in Islamab...

The Abraham Accords have put Pakistan in a foreign policy...

The question of recognizing Israel and normalizing relations have certainly brought a fundamental shift in the way the ‘Muslim world’ on...

Odds remain against India in Afghanistan

Village elders meeting in Marja, in March 2010. Photo: The New York Times Despite India’s hurried participation in the recently started i...

How a Pak-China front is adding to India’s Kashmir woes

The fact that the UNSC does not recognize India’s claims is evident from the way it continues to maintain its direct presence in the “...

Pak-US ties remain under the shadow of ‘terrorism’

Pakistan and the US continue to cooperate in Afghanistan to bring about a political settlement and end the US’ longest war. But such cooperati...

China-US ‘de-coupling’ will shake Asia too

While this remains to be seen whether the US would actually ‘de-couple’ from China or not, a decision involving ‘de-coupling&rsquo...

Kabul should work for an all-inclusive political structure...

President Trump at Bagram Air Base in Kabul in November 2019 When Afghanistan’s ‘Loya Jirga’ arrived at a consensus on the re...

Indifference of other countries blocks US bid to create an...

US-China ‘tensions’ are undoubtedly at the centre of tectonic changes taking place at the global level. Whereas the US is actively seeki...

Pakistan’s ‘brotherly ties’ with Saudi Arabia are under ge...

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Mecca in June 2019  Geo-politics is an ever-chan...

A year after Kashmir’s annexation, India is far from stron...

Even a year after the Modi sarkar’s decision to scrap Kashmir’s Special Status and thereby annex it, the regional balance of power has not...

Strong case for regionalizing Pakistan’s foreign policy

With the US-China rivalry turning fast into a ‘New Cold War’ and the US openly calling for an anti-China coalition, there is no gainsaying...

Tied to US’ apron strings, India has had to give way to Ch...

A deep strategic partnership with Iran appears to work for Beijing at both the regional and the global strategic landscapes. The fact that the deal ha...

Iran has no interest in keeping the US tied down in Afghan...

The seemingly unending US-Iran tussle has spread to a number of areas---Syria, Iraq and Venezuela. In these places, their interests diverge fundamenta...