by Riaz Khokhar.... Summary: Within the Indo-Pacific region, the United States and Pakistan have sharply divergent strategic objectives. While American objectives have changed over time, focusing in recent years on rivalry with China, Pakistan’s strategic objective has remained constant—to maintain a balance of power with India. Yet Pakistan retains close strategic and economic ties with [...]
Ambassador Ali Sarwar Naqvi, Executive Director of Center for International Strategic Studies (CISS), Speaks at Council on Foreign Relations, Karachi on US-Iran tension and implications for Pakistan at a round table on January 07, 2020.
by Riaz Khokhar.... In 2019, Pakistan’s foreign policy efforts focused on four major issues: the Kashmir crisis with India; the Afghanistan imbroglio; CPEC as a point of focus between the U.S. and China; and, the efforts to get off the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list. Meanwhile, efforts were also made to invite foreign [...]
Ambassador Ali Sarwar Naqvi, Executive Director CISS, participated in the Dawn News program 'Do Raaye' on December 29, 2019. The program can be watched below
Ambassador Ali Sarwar Naqvi, Executive Director CISS, participated in Newsone's program 'Mazrat Ke Sath' and gave comments on Kaula Lumpur Summit 2019 on December 22, 2019.
by Sajid Aziz.... The post-Pulwama military crisis and India’s recent move to revoke articles 370 and 35(A), which gave Indian-held Kashmir a distinct constitutional status and administrative structure, have not only raised the ominous prospect of war between the two nuclear-armed South Asian states but has also led to some interesting comparisons between India and Israel, especially [...]