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Abdul Basit

Abdul Basit is the president of Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies. He was previously Pakistan's ambassador to Germany and Pakistan's High Commissioner to India.

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What's next for Bangladesh, Pakistan ties now that its premiers have broken the ice?

Let me begin by felicitating the recently appointed Pakistani High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Imran Ahmed Siddiqui. In diplomacy, individuals do matter. His proactive approach has helped break the ice between Pakistan and Bangladesh.

July 27, 2020

Why Iran is not at peace with itself

From geo-strategic to geo-economic perspectives, Iran is an important country. Rich in culture and civilization, Iranians are a proud people.

April 02, 2020

Politics of the Mumbai attack trial eleven years later

On Nov. 26, 2008, India’s commercial capital, Mumbai, was struck by a series of terrorist attacks, killing 166 people. Of the nine attackers, only one, Ajmal Kasab, was caught alive, tried in India and hanged at Pune’s Yerwada prison in 2012.

October 31, 2019

Conflicts and economic cooperation in South Asia

The world has changed considerably since the end of the Cold War, but it seems South Asia is stuck in a time warp- stubbornly refusing to make new beginnings, or to harness the countless opportunities unleashed by globalization.

October 02, 2019