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Dr. Hasan Askari Rizvi

Dr. Hasan Askari Rizvi is a Pakistan-based political analyst.​ Twitter: @har132har

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At the heart of delicate US-Pakistan relations, weapons’ supply still holds special place 

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Washington has ignited optimism that the US and Pakistan show signs of reviving amiability in bilateral relations marred by suspicion in recent years.

July 30, 2019

Pakistani democracy: A service to the people or a power struggle of the elite?

Pakistan has a democratic constitution with elections held after regular intervals. However, the quality of democracy is becoming poorer by the day, especially at the operational level.

March 20, 2019

Saudi-Pak Relations: A history of dynamism

The roots of the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan can be traced back to days of the latter’s pre-independence, when Saudi royalty was among the first sympathizers of the Muslim League cause in South Asia.

February 18, 2019

Afghanistan between hope and despair

Never in Afghanistan’s difficult history has it experienced such hectic diplomacy in seeking a resolution to an internal conflict, one whose roots go back to that fateful evening in December 1979 when Soviet troops invaded Kabul. 

January 20, 2019