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N.A.T.O & U.S.A

Mahrukh Khan - Post the events of September 11, 2001 and the US invasion of Afghanistan, NATO has been an integral part of the US national security strategy. It has been an active part of US policy to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan, in Iraq and in its fight against the ISIS. However, post the Trump presidency, there exists an atmosphere of confusion regarding the US changed approach towards NATO.

Modi’s Europe Yatra

Mahwish Hafeez - Indian Prime Minister Modi embarked on six-day tour of Europe from May 29-June 3, 2017, to four nations - Germany, France, Spain and Russia.  The tour was aimed at advancing India’s foreign policy priorities including the issue of terrorism, and climate change. However, most important of all, it was to increase trade and investment ties with key European countries that topped Modi’s agenda.

President's address to the Joint sitting of the Parliament

Mr. Mamnoon Hussain

President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Address to the

“Joint Sitting of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)”

(Islamabad: June 01, 2017)

“Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Raheem

 

ANOTHER SOUR AFFAIR

Tooba Khurshid(ISSI Research Fellow)On April 10, 2017, Pakistan awarded death sentence to Indian spy agent Kulbhushan Yadhav through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under Pakistan Army Act for his direct involvement in subversive activities in Balochistan and Karachi.

Kulbhushan Sudhir Yadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was detained in March 2016 during a Counter-Intelligence Operation from Mashkel area of Balochistan for his involvement in "spying" and "subversive activities” in Pakistan.

US CHINA & G20 SUMMIT IN JULY-WILL TAIWAN MEET?

Junaid Ashraf-ISSI Research Fellow-April 10, 2017-The future of global dynamics is uncertain after selection of Donald Trump as the President of the United States of America. The implications of Mr.

Pakistan's Look Africa Policy

Ahmad Safee(ISSI Research Fellow)Pakistan-Africa relations have a deep rooted historic and emotional bond which dates back to the period of anti-colonial struggle. Pakistan was the first Muslim country to gain independence from British colonialism, and later, to spearheaded moral and diplomatic support for liberation movements in African countries. Also, at times of emergencies in Africa, Pakistan's United Nation Peacekeeping missions have been at the forefront.

Asia's Fragile Heart

Sherry Rehman - The Heart of Asia conference brought the only good news in months to a Pakistan hunkering down to critical fights, yet still faced with a soft power deficit at home and abroad.

CPEC WILL COVER WHOLE PAKISTAN

Ambassador Sun Weidong's Remarks at The Round Table Conference on "Pakistan-Paradise for Investment" on 14 sep 2015

President Poroshenko: March of Independence

The Independence Day has transformed from the official date into the greatest holiday of Ukraine, as stated by President Petro Poroshenko in his speech during the March of Independence in Kyiv.

"Russian aggression has become a catalyst of our unity. We have been completely formed as a single Ukrainian political nation," the Head of State noted.

DESTRUCTION OF FERTILE LAND

Syed Aqeel Hussain

Mr. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations Organizations, has very rightly said: Quote: “Climate change does not respect border; it does not respect who you are – rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, this is what we call ‘global challenges,’ which require global solidarity.”

China-Iran Opportunity?

By Sherry Rehman 

As the big global strategic picture shifts on its axis, Pakistan has opportunity knocking in two broad gradients, if not more. The only worry is that even if the knocks have woken up Islamabad, is it able to make the pivotal dots connect?

JAPAN - PAKISTAN RELATIONS - LECTURE BY MR. HIROSHI INOMATA

Ambassador of Japan Mr. Hiroshi Inomata delivered a lecture on “Japan-Pakistan Relations and Japan’s Security Policy”  at National Management College in Lahore in June. The lecture throws light on present status of mutual relations in detail. Here this part only is being published to remain focused. The other part that is about Security Policy will be posted later. 

STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS CUBA, AT THE CEREMONY TO RE-OPEN THE EMBASSY IN USA

Her Excellency Mrs. Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State;  Officials of the US Government accompanying her;
 
Honorable members of Congress;
 
Esteemed Representatives of the US Organizations, Movements and Institutions who have made huge efforts in favor of the change of the US Cuba policy and the improvement of bilateral relations;
 
Esteemed Representatives of the Organizations and Movements of the patriotic emigration;
 
Distinguished Ambassadors;
 
Comrades of the Cuban Delegation;
 

The far-reaching impact of Axact’s misdeeds

Aftab Arif Siddiqui -The clues were in the name like a juicy riddle — hidden yet blatantly obvious. A business whose activities were immoral and illegitimate.

NALTAR TRAGEDY - SOME POINTS TO BE NOTED

Tazeen Akhtar - Crash of Helicopter in Naltar, Gilgit was an accident, which not only took lives of three ambassadors and two spouses of ambassadors but also raised many questions. First and foremost argument in this respect speaks about the need of such visits that include a large number of personalities who are of high importance.

Is Belarus and Russia's 'brotherly love' coming to an end?

Mikalai Anishchanka in Minsk

The speed with which the Kremlin has become hostile towards its neighbour Ukraine has left many in Belarus fearful of Russian aggression, or even an incursion across their own border.

Throughout his 21-year rule president Alexander Lukashenko has traditionally held close political, economic and military ties with Russia. However he’s also maintained that although the two countries “are like brothers”, Belarus is a separate and autonomous state.

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