Issue Brief

Review of Iran Nuclear Deal And Pakistan, US, Afghanistan Relations

A media discussion on a VOA Urdu Program Jahan Rang hosted by Behjat Gilani on October 14, 2017. Topics included: Trump’s US Iran policy and...

President-elect Trump’s Major Domestic, Foreign Challenges

A comprehensive media discussion on Voice of America (Urdu Service) program Round Table, hosted by Qamar Abbas Jafri, on December 12, 2016. The focus was on...

Understanding Cyber Threats And Extremism

A media discussion on Voice of America (Urdu Service) on August 29, 2016. The focus of the program was on increasing awareness of Cyber threats and...

Vantage Point Analysis

The Conflicting Strategic Visions And US-Pakistan Relations

The Leverages of US and Pakistan With the announcement of Trump’s South Asia policy, the US-Pakistan ties have once again entered a period of tumult....

North Korean Crisis, US-Pakistan Tensions, and Afghanistan

By Arif Ansar Context The North Korean crisis has emerged as another serious foreign policy challenge for the Trump administration. And this is happening at a...

Repercussions Of Growing Pakistan-Iran Ties

Context Pakistan-Iran relations have been complicated since Partition, and even more so since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The two countries have worked together on trying...

Analysis of Perception and Perspective

Understanding Trump’s America First Doctrine And Its Implications

Arif Ansar Context Analysts and scholars from a variety of origins and backgrounds have described the present state of global affairs as going through a transition....

The Impact Of Trump’s Victory On US-Australia Alliance, Pivot To Asia

Context Donald Trump’s decision to nominate the CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, for the position of Secretary of State will have surprised Australians probably as...

Trump’s Pivot To Russia And US Foreign Policy

By Arif Ansar and Dr Claude Rakisits  Context As President-elect Donald Trump puts together his cabinet that will shape the new American outlook, international actors are...

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