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Talat Masood

Talat Masood is a retired Lieutenant General from Pakistan Army and an eminent scholar on national security and political issues.
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Defense policies Pakistan must pursue to tackle emboldened TTP

With events leading to Kabul falling to the Afghan Taliban on Sunday, the outlawed militant organization Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, which had taken refuge in Afghanistan in areas bordering Pakistan, is becoming active.

August 16, 2021

Pakistan balancing relations between China and the US

Pakistan is no stranger to balancing relations between major powers. Located at the crossroads of Central and South Asia and facing hostile India in the East, Afghanistan in the West and managing relations with Iran, it is not easy to balance a relationship with two global adversaries.

June 22, 2021

Military diplomacy between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia 

Historically, military diplomacy has played a crucial role in determining the relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

May 10, 2021

With India and Afghanistan in equation, will Biden revive military ties with Pakistan?

Despite a new man in the White House who has experience in dealing with Pakistan, the country is under no illusions of any fundamental change or softening of position on the strategic issues where Islamabad and Washington have continuing differing priorities.

February 17, 2021