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    Taliban denies two leaders are dead after going missing from public view

    https://nypost.com/2021/09/14/taliban-denies-two-leaders-dead-after-missing-from-public-view/ Questions are mounting in Afghanistan after two senior Taliban leaders — the group’s supreme leader and new deputy prime minister — have vanished from public view, sparking speculation one was killed...
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    US never asked for military bases in Pakistan: Western diplomats

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/863447-us-never-asked-for-military-bases-in-pakistan-western-diplomats ISLAMABAD: The United States has “at no stage or at any level even asked” Pakistan for military bases in the wake of withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan, a senior Western diplomat has...
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    The risk of a military-focused Quad

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-risk-of-a-military-focused-quad Since the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (or Quad) was revived in November 2017 after a decade of dormancy, analysts have seized upon the Biden administration’s enthusiasm for the U.S.-Australia-India-Japan...
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    Pakistan's passport status

    https://www.henleyglobal.com/passport-index 113th RANKING IN 2021 32 VISA-FREE DESTINATIONS
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    Pakistan’s multiple security challenges

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/2309134/pakistans-multiple-security-challenges The military and intelligence chiefs’ in-camera briefing to the Parliamentary Committee on National Security augurs well for the civil-military relations and for strengthening national security. This session was...
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    From food surplus to famine?

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1633869/from-food-surplus-to-famine The writer is country director, Population Council, Islamabad. ON July 1, Prime Minister Imran Khan absented himself from a high-level national security briefing to address an even more crucial threat facing Pakistan — food...
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    Thucydides’ Trap?

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/2308487/thucydides-trap When an emerging power threatens to displace an existing great power, as a regional or international hegemon, a Thucydides’ Trap is said to be in the making. The term is based on a quote by ancient Athenian historian and military general...
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    NSA on Lahore blast

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1633421/nsa-on-lahore-blast THE press conference held by the prime minister’s national security adviser on Sunday regarding last month’s Johar Town blast in Lahore contained some very serious statements about India’s apparent involvement in the act of terrorism...
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    Making sense of US-China tensions

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/859385-making-sense-of-us-china-tensions Analogies are nearly always imperfect and often dangerous – especially historical ones. Tensions between the US and China are real but comparison to the cold war is unreal. It advocates solutions that are worse than the...
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    Under Biden, Pakistan and the US face a dilemma about the breadth of their relationship

    https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2021/04/12/under-biden-pakistan-and-the-us-face-a-dilemma-about-the-breadth-of-their-relationship/ After the unpredictability of the Trump years, Pakistan approached Joe Biden’s win and the new administration with both expectation and...
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    India’s regional debacle

    https://nation.com.pk/04-Jul-2021/india-s-regional-debacle Our region—and the world—are once again at the cusp of a tectonic power shift. As America withdraws its troops from Afghanistan, and ‘other powers’ rush to fill the vacuum, no one stands to suffer as much as America’s regional...
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    Imran’s Chinese whispers

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/858979-imran-s-chinese-whispers A mere coincidence it surely was that a briefing by army and intelligence leaders given to a parliamentary committee on national security was held on the same day that China celebrated, with unprecedented pomp and show, the...
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    Pakistan must join the Valdai Club’s proposed nuclear powers talks

    https://tribune.com.pk/article/97410/pakistan-must-join-the-valdai-clubs-proposed-nuclear-powers-talks The Valdai Club, one of Moscow’s top think tanks which President Putin annually speaks at, published a piece last week proposing a nuclear powers dialogue between Russia, China, India, and...
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    Chaos on the Horizon: Pakistan Wants a Risky Reset

    https://nationalinterest.org/feature/chaos-horizon-pakistan-wants-risky-reset-186847 A reset in the United States-Pakistan relationship sounds attractive, but efforts to achieve it are unlikely to succeed. by S. Paul Kapur The Biden administration’s approach to South Asia has focused...
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    Strong China-Pakistan relations have nothing to do with India: Pakistani PM

    We actually accept China's version of Xinjiang, not Western media one: Pakistani PM By Xie Wenting Published: Jun 30, 2021 12:07 AM The idea that India is supposed to lean to the Western world to counterbalance China is going to be very detrimental for India, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan...
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    The changing global dynamic

    Development will impact region significantly, creating a new set of challenges that could affect Pakistan adversely Talat Masood June 30, 2021 In a recent interview with senior editors of The New York Times, Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a succinct overview of the US-Pakistan relations and...
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    Growing debt

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1632088/growing-debt PAKISTAN must borrow more and more every year to repay its outstanding external loans, finance its current account and build its forex reserves. In the process, it will accumulate more debt. Sometimes the pace of debt accumulation may appear to...
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    Unfair of Western powers to pressure Pakistan to take sides, downgrade relations with China: PM Imran

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1632198/unfair-of-western-powers-to-pressure-pakistan-to-take-sides-downgrade-relations-with-china-pm-imran Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed that it is "very unfair" of the United States and Western powers to "put pressure" on countries like Pakistan to choose...
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    Brexit and its impact on Pakistan

    https://nation.com.pk/27-Jun-2021/brexit-and-its-impact-on-pakistan Sheikh Jawad Hussain After forty-seven years, the United Kingdom once again emerged as an ‘independent and free’ nation on the world map. In fact the UK has a long history with Europe encompassing centuries. This history is...
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    Iran doesn’t change position on a phone call: China

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/811411-iran-doesn-t-change-position-on-a-phone-call-china ISLAMABAD: China has said that Iran pursues an independent foreign policy and does not succumb to any external pressure. “Iran decides independently on its relations with other countries and is not like...

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