The national security policy is long on verbiage but short on ideas.
If all negative developments are someone else’s fault, what is government there for?
Pakistan’s strategy must align ends with means and its goals to its diplomatic capital.
Trends point to an unsettled world with global solidarity and leadership in short supply.
A house divided against itself in times of economic discontent exacted a political cost in KP’s election.
Outgoing year’s trends do not indicate an optimistic outlook for Pakistan’s politics & economy in 2022.
Democratic decline is now a global trend which reflects growing intolerance around the world.
Tradition of diplomats writing about foreign policy is important to record the history of Pakistan’s external engagements.
Will relations stabilise or remain hostage to US insecurity over the rise of a rival superpower?
The government faces trouble if it continues in hubristic mode and doesn’t address pressing challenges.
The strategic environment is marked by instability and uncertainties of a fractured world.
Muddling through and taking unilateral actions only widens the gap between challenge and response.
Breaking from the past requires a different quality of leadership — bold, wise and visionary — that remains elusive.
Management of Pakistan-India tensions is likely to remain the main focus of sporadic backchannel efforts.
Institutional disharmony and polarised politics are impeding efforts to address the country’s challenges.
A compelling new book chronicles the dramatic events that almost pushed America over the edge.
The world’s most consequential relationship is drifting into uncharted waters in a fraught environment.
Narratives of victimhood are self-denigrating and disempowering and also undermine national confidence.
The independence of both the media and ECP is fundamental to democracy.
The international reaction to the new government has been circumspect including from Pakistan.