Javid Husain

Pakistan’s Formidable External Challenges

Undoubtedly, Pakistan once again is passing through a very critical phase of its history, surrounded as it is by formidable external challenges compounded by internal instability. Daily violations of LOC by India are a constant reminder of its military occupation of Kashmir in violation of UN Security Council resolutions and the threat posed by it to Pakistan’s security. On the …

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RAW, Terrorism and SAARC

RAW terrorism and SAARC

The ominous rightward shift in the Indian politics reflected by the landslide victory of BJP, a right-wing Hindu nationalist party, in the elections held last year under the leadership of Narendra Modi carried dangerous portents for Pakistan. Narendra Modi’s life-long  membership of RSS, an extremist militant organization, and the commitment of both BJP and RSS to Hindutva or the revival …

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Growing Tensions in East Asia

In view of the growing weight of the East Asian countries in the world economy and their deepening economic linkages with the rest of the world, threats to peace and security in East Asia have grave implications for global economic prosperity. The growing tensions in East Asia are a matter of serious concern not only for the regional countries like …

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Mending Pakistan-Russia Relations

The cancellation of President Putin’s visit to Pakistan and the rescheduling of the Quadrilateral Summit of Pakistan, Russia, Tajikstan and Afghanistan planned for 2-3 October, 2012, for whatever reason, was obviously one of those hiccups. The fact, however, that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Islamabad, apparently on a damage-control mission, soon after the cancellation of President Putin’s visit …

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