Pakistan can help win peace in Afghanistan, but only once it’s stable and secure itself

By |2020-10-09T14:51:53-10:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Tekwani, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

Shyam Tekwani has a new opinion piece in the South China Morning Post called “Pakistan can help win peace in Afghanistan, but only once it’s stable and secure itself.”  Tekwani discusses Pakistan's roadmap to peace in Afghanistan, its own internal challenges, and the opportunity to build an inclusive and stable society, which is a prerequisite for lasting peace in the region. According to Tekwani,”…no peacemaker’s roadmap can be durable or earnest when it is not inclusive, nor when it applies different norms to the principles of peace and stability at home and aboard.  Neither can it succeed when the mediating [...]

Strategic Competition: Why Pakistan Matters

By |2020-07-15T10:55:19-10:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Yamin, Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

“Strategic Competition: Why Pakistan Matters,” is the title of an OpEd written by Dr. Saira Yamin for Security Nexus. This paper emphasizes the importance of the U.S. maintaining a strong relationship with Pakistan as strategic competition with China intensifies. Excerpt: It is worth noting that Pakistan remains vitally important to U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific, not least because of its all-weather strategic cooperative partnership with China who regards it as an “element of its strategic competition with the United States and India.” The current state of U.S.-Pakistan relations is symptomatic of an increasing ambiguity that is counterproductive to advancing U.S. [...]

Policy Guidance for Pakistan’s Oscillation Response to COVID-19

By |2020-06-29T14:57:31-10:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Policy Guidance for Pakistan’s Oscillation Response to COVID-19” is a new OpEd coauthored by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Deon Canyon and Asma Khawaja – Strategic Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad, for Security Nexus. In this paper, the authors detail how shifting policy guidance affected Pakistan’s response to COVID-19, including the women’s role in a patriarchal society. Excerpt: The COVID-19 pandemic presents as a global, complex, public health emergency that varies in impact due to geography, variations in virulence over time and space, response preparation times, available resources, culture, religion, and a host of other possible confounders. Response systems that have shown [...]

US-Pakistan Relations: The Search for a Middle Ground

By |2019-10-24T10:08:13-10:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Yamin, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, news|Tags: |

By Dr. Saira Yamin December 17, 2018, Pakistan Politico "US-Pakistan Relations: The Search for a Middle Ground" (link is external) published by Pakistan Politico is the latest article by Dr. Saira Yamin. According to Yamin, "Relations between the United States and Pakistan have soured considerably in 2018.  A recurring exchange of flustered tweets by statesmen on both sides suggests that they may be ready to move on.  However, it may be worthwhile taking a pause to consider what may be at stake.  Disengagement and  estrangement would not be new words in the U.S.- Pakistan lexicon." In the article, she discussed the [...]

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