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Pakistan-Turkey Relations

South & Central AsiaThe Emerging ‘Outside In’ Approach To Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Afghan Reconciliation, And Kashmir Issue
Wed, 15 Jul 2015

Arif Ansar

PoliTact has previously noted that since 9/11 the threat perception of the Middle Eastern nations have transferred from being fixated on Israel to dealing with and countering violent extremism.


Pakistan-Turkey Relations

South & Central AsiaThe Future Of The War Against Extremists; The Arrival Of Stage III
Mon, 01 Jun 2015

By Arif Ansar

In earlier articles different facets and phases of the ‘war against terror’ since it got underway, have been discussed. The terminology has almost become defunct as the balance of power in Middle East stands at a tipping point.


Geopolitical Situation - Issue Brief

The Arab Fissions And Gaza Crisis
Wed, 23 Jul 2014

As the Gaza crisis unfolds, the Arab world is also engulfed in the Arab Awakening and the ever widening War and Terror. Meanwhile, the global power tussles are also escalating in the region. While the American perception has deteriorated due to the campaign against extremists, the Russians have gained in places like Syria.

Iranian Nuclear Deal; Who Benefited And Now What
Mon, 25 Nov 2013

A media discussion on VOA Urdu Radio Program ‘In The News’ hosted by Shahnaz Nafees. The debate revolves around what the Iranian nuclear deal means for its role in the Middle East, South Asia, and especially AfPak.

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Geopolitical Situation - Vantage Point Analysis

Resurgent Iran; Implications for Middle East, AfPak, And Security Council
Mon, 28 Oct 2013

These are interesting times indeed. Many of the international relations global norms and systems that have come to be accepted as the bedrock of stability, are in flux.

Post 2014 Afghanistan, Reconciliation And Central Asia
Mon, 23 Sep 2013

Without doubt, all major stakeholders are now worried about the post 2014 Afghanistan. As the date of US withdrawal approaches quickly, many of the variables connected to the smooth transition are far from resolved.

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Geopolitical Situation - Analysis of Perception and Perspective

What Does Iraq Represent; Ground Reality And Public Narrative
Mon, 30 Jun 2014

More and more the ground reality is at odd with the narrative that is presented publicly to explain it. There are several reasons for why this may be happening. Events are occurring rapidly, and moving too quickly, to be understood fully in the time available.

Iranian Deal And Transformation Of Middle East
Sat, 23 Nov 2013

The process of transformation in the Middle East appears to be speeding up. If the western powers do reach an accord with Iran, it will come with tremendous risks and opportunities for both the region and the West.

More Analyses on Pakistan-Turkey Relations

Risk Assessment - Entropy Alert

What to Expect Next In Gaza Crisis; Risks For Israel, Region
Tue, 22 Jul 2014

The present schism in the region and Iran’s engagement in nuclear talks with the West, allows Israel the opportunity to act without liability against Hamas and Gaza.

Strike On Syria; The Day After And Non State Actors
Thu, 29 Aug 2013

Quite a bit of discussion has already taken place on the magnitude and the type of strike to conduct in Syria and the legal justification for it. Moreover, work also continues on forming an alliance and clarifying the US and western objectives for such an intervention.

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Global Security Advisor - Global Security Studies

The Correlation Between Pakistan’s Threat Perception And Regional Economics
Tue, 29 Jan 2013

As the US withdrawal from Afghanistan slated for late 2014 approaches, the politics of South and Central Asia is entering a particularly peculiar stage.

Pakistan’s Other Foreign Policy Challenge; Managing Ties Between Iran, Gulf States
Mon, 07 Jan 2013

With Pakistan’s ties with India somewhat stabilized and Afghan reconciliation making positive headway, it can be safely assumed that US-Pakistan relations are also on the positive trajectory.

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