Articles And Publications

CSSPR Webinar: Kashmir in the Age of Detention: What Changes for the Kashmiris Pre and Post-Pandemic?

On May 5, 2020, the Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research (CSSPR), University of Lahore, launched its Webinar Series by organizing its first webinar titled Kashmiris in the Age of Detention: What Changes for the Kashmiris Pre and Post-Pandemic?’ Panelists invited were: Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s former envoy to the US,…

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CSSPR Launches its Youtube Channel

The Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research(CSSPR) has always strove  to make use of the best available means of improving knowledge, research and the quality of discussion. In order to enhance its digital footprint, CSSPR has launched its Youtube Channel, which will become a conduit where all CSSPR events will be shared. Subscribe to the channel here : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdaE2VP9fr3rnRnU5LiVcOg  …

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SISS Faculty Conversation Series: Syed Ali Zia Jaffery in Conversation with Shuja Nawaz

The School of Integrated Social Sciences (SISS), University of Lahore, has started its Faculty Conversation Series. The first episode of this series is on Pakistan-U.S. Relations: Navigating the Expectations Gap. Syed Ali Zia Jaffery, Research Associate CSSPR, is in conversation with Shuja Nawaz, Distinguished Fellow, Former Director South Asia Center, Atlantic Council, Washington DC. Here is the link to the…

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CSSPR Webinar: Kashmir in the Age of Detention: What Changes for the Kashmiris Pre and Post-Pandemic?

The Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research (CSSPR), University of Lahore has started a webinar series to discuss and generate discourses on the issues that Pakistan, the region, and the world confront today.The webinar series will focus on the effects of COVID-19 on regional and global security, power transformations, and the ever increasing complex dynamics of conflicts and cooperation.…

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From Kartarpur to Kabul: Pakistan Navigating Challenges for Regional Peace

Haris Walid Yousafzai  Kartarpur corridor was a great success – a win-win for Pakistan and the entire Sikh community within and around the world. By opening Kartarpur, Pakistan gained the trust of Sikhs from all over the world, but especially that of the Indian Sikh community. Prominent representatives of Sikhs in India, Navjut Singh Sidhu praised Pakistan during his speech…

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The Role of Parliaments in Cementing Regional Integration

Dr. Rabia Akhtar, Director CSSPR authored a study on Building Regional Connectivity for Pakistan, sponsored by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Islamabad. The Study was launched at the Regional Dialogue on “the Role of Parliaments in Cementing Regional Integration: Exploring the Corridors of Shared Prosperity through CPEC for Pakistan and the Region” on Dec 18, 2019. Dr. Akhtar presented this study to the Honorable Speaker National Assembly,…

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CSSPR-CASS Conference Report on Balakot Strikes

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US-PAKISTAN: THE HIJAB OF EXPECTATIONS

The United States-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue is a platform to manage the relationship at various levels. Notwithstanding mutual interests, there is deep-rooted suspicion and distrust of each other’s motives and intentions that has given rise to heightened expectations on both sides. While Nawaz Sharif’s government would like to prioritize expanding trade and investment cooperation between the two countries, other U.S. concerns…

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Pakistan Needs a Nuclear Future, Not a Nuclear Deal

There are three main reasons why Pakistan wants a civil nuclear deal with the United States. First, Pakistan believes that the strategic dynamics in the region are heavily tipped in favor of India — post Indo-U.S. nuclear deal. The agreement, which U.S. lawmakers passed in 2008, removes nuclear sanctions on India and allows the United States to share nuclear technology…

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Deterrence by Design: Sino-Pak Strategic Cooperation in Gwadar

F.S. Aijazuddin in his excellent book on Pakistan’s role in 1971 U.S.- Chinese rapprochement wrote that “Pakistanis love China for what it can do for them, while China loves Pakistanis despite what they do to themselves.” These lines have stood the test of time. In 1965 during the Indo-Pak war, Pakistan sought Chinese assistance and was advised by the Chinese…

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