“A strengthened partnership”

Martine Dorance

It is a great honor and pleasure for me to address readers in Pakistan on the occasion of the National Day of France.

The storming of the Bastille jail on July 14th 1789 was the starting point of the French Revolution and has been celebrated every year since as the French National Day. “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” became our national motto.

PM Pakistan at Joint Press Stake-out with President Tajikistan

I am impressed by remarkable political stability, social cohesion and impressive economic progress of Tajikistan. The laudable socio-economic development and progress that Tajikistan has achieved under President Rahmon's dynamic leadership is viewed with admiration in Pakistan. 

Use of Internet and Banned Outfits

Asad Ullah Khan -Technology, particularly the growing use of internet is one of the important strategic factor which is now being utilized by terrorists organizations for many purposes. A wide range of purposes served through internet by terrorists organizations includes recruitment, propaganda, training, financing and acts of terrorism. Beside the many benefits of internet, it is also used to facilitate communication within terrorists organizations.


David Hale - In 1948, the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah wrote to President Truman the first message to America from Pakistan for our Independence Day.

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

Democracy in Pakistan has seen many ups and downs. Although our democracy has passed through turbulent times, it has also won many battles owing to the determination of the nation. Consequently, our parliament is successfully continuing its journey towards the achievement of its true goals.


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.


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.


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.


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?