Sikander Ahmed Shah

Trade with Iran

Trade with Iran

While the threat of international sanctions remains a key concern for Pakistan, it doesn't preclude Pak-Iran economic cooperation. Updated 01 Jul, 2022 09:13am
Trade with Russia

Trade with Russia

None of Pakistan’s international law obligations preclude the country from purchasing essentials from Russia. Updated 17 Jun, 2022 08:38am
Non-intervention & the law

Non-intervention & the law

Western powers have developed novel ways to justify intervention and bring about regime change. Updated 06 Apr, 2022 08:33pm
Joining forces

Joining forces

Public-private cooperation on the vaccine can address many issues. Published 15 Feb, 2021 07:00am
Sponsoring terrorism

Sponsoring terrorism

The dossier’s contents are a damning indictment of India’s role. Published 18 Nov, 2020 07:43am
Refugees’ rights

Refugees’ rights

Pakistan cannot afford to neglect its refugee population. Published 19 Apr, 2020 06:17am
Between two fires

Between two fires

There are serious questions regarding India’s naval incursion. Published 10 Mar, 2019 06:54am
The battle of narratives

The battle of narratives

Even while suppressing Kashmiris, India has projected their struggle as an ‘extremist’ phenomenon. Published 23 Feb, 2019 07:14am
Diplomatic killings

Diplomatic killings

Unlike diplomatic agents like ambassadors, consular agents are not entitled to absolute immunity. Published 09 Nov, 2018 07:10am
Diplomatic licence to kill

Diplomatic licence to kill

Public sentiment reflects the view that US officials stationed in Pakistan have little respect for domestic laws. Published 16 Apr, 2018 07:26am
Pak-Iran confidence building

Pak-Iran confidence building

Historically, relations between Pakistan and Iran have at best remained lukewarm. Published 05 Mar, 2018 07:13am
Revisiting isolationism

Revisiting isolationism

Recent steps taken by the US seem to signal an end to its ‘persona’ as an advocate of international law. Published 06 Feb, 2018 07:19am
One Belt, One Road

One Belt, One Road

Mattis is tone-deaf to regional realities. Published 29 Oct, 2017 06:03am
Winds of change?

Winds of change?

Pakistan must proactively reach out to Iran. Updated 14 Sep, 2017 10:02am
Kashmiri celebrations

Kashmiri celebrations

Terrorism is an elusive concept under international law. Published 26 Jun, 2017 03:38am
Border politics

Border politics

Any cross-border attack by Iran into Pakistan would be a violation of international law. Published 30 May, 2017 06:54am
ICJ’s limited jurisdiction

ICJ’s limited jurisdiction

Pakistan is well within its rights to try and sentence Jadhav under its domestic laws for espionage. Updated 13 May, 2017 08:19am
Sealing borders

Sealing borders

A democratic state must always balance most carefully its needs for security with its need for liberty. Updated 14 Mar, 2017 09:51am
Democratic bans

Democratic bans

We share the US’ chequered history of treating refugees and immigrants unfairly. Published 17 Feb, 2017 01:33am