The Indo-Pak Bellicosity and its Impact on the Region

  On 14th February 2019, around 45 Indian soldiers were killed in a vehicle-borne explosion in India-administered Kashmir. India blamed the Pakistani intelligence for the attack and threatened to attack Pakistan. Although Pakistan requested the U.N. to play a role in reducing the hostility between both countries, the Indian air force bombarded Balakot region of […]

The escalation of tensions in the US-Iran ties and its impacts on Afghanistan

  The US President Donald Trump last week criticized Iran for its ballistic missiles and its support from the extremist groups in the Middle East. Since the past one month, it is not the first time that Trump criticizes Iran; before this, he had used harsh rhetoric against this country and criticized the nuclear deal […]

The Dismissal of Nawaz Sharif: Its Impacts on Pakistan and the Region

  The Pakistani Supreme Court ousted Pakistan’s Prime Minister and the head of the Muslim League Party Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif due to the corruption cases. With Sharif added to the list, none of the Pakistani Prime Ministers in the 70 years history of Pakistan has ever made it to the end of their tenure. […]

The Arab Islamic American Summit and its impacts on the Islamic world

  On 21 May 2017, the “Arab-Islamic American Summit” was organized in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh where most of the Muslim countries’ leaders attended. An important participant in this meeting was the US President Donald Trump who delivered the keynote speech besides the Saudi King Salman. Except for Iran, Syria and some Central […]

The Tangled Triangle of Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the US

  Speaking at the gathering of around 55 Muslim countries, the US President Donald Trump and the Saudi Arabian King Salman called Iran a terrorist supporter last week and reiterated to confront the measures undertaken by this country. The US and Saudi Arabia accused Iran of destabilizing the region and the world at a time […]

”The road to Peace in Afghanistan is via Kashmir”

Pakistani Prime Minister’s special envoy on Kashmir, and a member of Muslim League (Nawaz Sharif’s party) in Pakistani Senate and head of Defense Committee in Pakistani Senate Mushahid Hussain said in a meeting in “American Atlantic Council”- an American think tank in Washington- that, “unless the Kashmir issue is resolved, peace cannot be maintained in […]

Afghanistan and Nawaz Sharif’s Visit to America

On October 20, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had left on a four-day official visit to Washington for talks on security situation and the peace process in Afghanistan, the internal situation of Pakistan and the relations between India and Pakistan with his US counterpart. Nawaz Sharif during being on his second official visit to US […]

Afghan-Pak Relations: The Ongoing Scenario & Future

Based on some newly published reports in Pakistan that the Pakistani government has warned Afghan Taliban unless they halt their spring operations in Afghanistan, they will “face unpleasant consequences.” Apart from this, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his recent visit to Kabul had some unprecedented anti-Taliban statements. He said: “The enemies of Kabul cannot […]

Agreement with the ISI: nor that hatred and neither this friendship!

  The enemy of Afghanistan will not be a friend of Pakistan!” This was the statement of Nawaz Sharif, prime minister of Pakistan, in his last trip to Kabul in a joint press conference with Ashraf Ghani. The simple interpretation of this statement is that terrorism is the common enemy of both countries and the […]

The Pak-Afghan Relations: Increasing trust deficit and Plan “B”

  Last week, Pakistani Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif visited Kabul for the first time since the National Unity Government has been formed. The Pakistani PM headed a high-level delegation to Kabul, made up of Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, Director General of ISI General Rizwan Akhtar, Sartaj Aziz, foreign affairs […]

The Impacts of Chinese President’s Visit to Pakistan

  The Chinese President Xi Jinping visit to Pakistan was scheduled in last September. But due to the demonstration of Imran Khan in Islamabad, it was postponed and finally happened on April 20th – 21st. During the visit, Chinese delegation made some unprecedented pledges. The Chinese officials talked of wide range of investment in Pakistan. […]

APTTA Agreement and Regional Economic Integration

    During the last five months, high level Afghan and Pakistani officials have exchanged visits to the two countries. The series of the visits still continues. Afghan president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid an official visit to Pakistan and Chief of Army staff of Pakistan, General Raheel Sharif, had several visits to Kabul too. Recently, […]

The Iran-US Deal & Its Impacts on the Region

  For many decades Iranian nuclear program’s news have circulated in international news agencies. The USA and Iran have been busy in talks with each other regarding Iran’s nuclear program. But the process has been accelerated since Mohammad Hassan Rouhani reached the power. Now, after 18 months of talks, both sides forge a mutually acceptable […]

Lausanne Talks and the Future of Iran’s Nuclear Program

  The fourth round of talks between Iran and 5+1 group of the world’s major powers was scheduled to bear fruit until the 31stof March, but the deadline has been extended twice, because the members’ conversation with the media had expressed that the negotiations were having difficulties. Abbas Iraqchi, the deputy foreign minister of Iran […]