SouthAsiaSource Aug 2, 2022
Adrian Levy and the myth of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence
By Kamal Alam and Adrian Levy
In this interview with non-resident senior fellow Kamal Alam, author Adrian Levy reflects on the deep historical relationship between Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence and the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency, noting that it has covered history’s many “pinch points.”
SouthAsiaSource Jul 15, 2022
Pakistan must stop accommodating the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan
By Neha Ansari
Regardless of the outcome of this latest round of negotiations, Pakistan will have further provided legitimacy to the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, which is responsible for killing and traumatizing thousands of Pakistani civilians and soldiers. Even if these talks succeed, Pakistan will lose.
SouthAsiaSource Jul 1, 2022
Pakistan can resolve Saudi Arabia’s growing security concerns
By Uzair Younus
Recurring economic crises in Pakistan has led leaders to seek Saudi money, primarily because both the Saudis and Pakistanis know that Islamabad’s value proposition has been declining. But this need not be the case—Pakistan is the only country in the world that can solve the House of Saud’s growing security concerns in an increasingly hostile regional environment.
Reports and issue briefs
Issue Brief Mar 28, 2022
Pakistan: The next great infrastructure connector
By Ali Jehangir Siddiqui
Pakistan sits at the crossroads of the abundant resources of Central Asia and the Middle East, and the lucrative markets of China and India. It therefore has the potential to play a significant connecting role, one that enables broader regional interdependency while boosting domestic economic prospects.
In-Depth Research & Reports Feb 15, 2022
Realizing the promise and potential of “Web3” for Pakistan
By Uzair Younus
This paper is an initial attempt to frame debate about the Web3 ecosystem in Pakistan – which is a $100+ billion opportunity – and make recommendations on how policymakers should approach regulating this sector.
Issue Brief Oct 18, 2021
Recasting Pakistan’s water scarcity challenge
By Fazilda Nabeel
Pakistan’s water situation is at a crossroads. The country has been increasingly cited by international organizations for being on the brink of water scarcity because of its declining per capita water availability. At the same time, the architecture of water resource governance in the country is undergoing a major overhaul.
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