Hareem Aqdas is a research associate with Strategic Vision Institute, Islamabad and a student of International Relations and Politics from Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad.
The Durand Line is a 2,200-kilometre debated border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It was set up in 1893 between Sir Mortimer Durand, a British negotiator and respectful hireling of the British Raj, and Abdur Rahman Khan, the Afghan Amir, to settle the constraint of their circles of impact and make stride discretionary relations and exchangeREAD MORE
by Hareem Aqdas 5 October 2018 Pakistan-US relations have witnessed a severe decline especially after January 2018. Earlier this month, US Secretary of State, Mr. Mike Pompeo, who was accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Joseph Dunford, stayed in Islamabad for nearly five hours during which he met PrimeREAD MORE
By Hareem Aqdas 17 September 2018 Afghanistan’s history is replete with wars and other violent conflicts. Throughout its long and turbulent history, Afghanistan has looked more like a tribal confederacy than a cohesive nation-state. Afghanistan’s emerging outlook remains uncertain due to competing interests of the stakeholders and internal political dynamics. The landlocked country is facingREAD MORE
By: Hareem Aqdas 31 August 2018 Pakistan and Afghanistan share similarities in multiple dimensions of history, religion, civilization, and culture. Despite the fact, the two countries have never been successful in establishing a tension free relation. Rather a passive antagonism, mistrust and a blame game form a large part of the tiesREAD MORE
by Hareem Aqdas 13 August 2018 General elections were held in Pakistan on July 25th, 2018. The elections were held after successful completion of five-year term by the outgoing government. As a result of the elections, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) – party led by ex-cricket captain turned politician, Imran Khan turned out to be theREAD MORE
The region is known today as Afghanistan has been subjugated to a series of warfare since the Soviet occupation, till date, including the United States, led NATO, is on in full swing. Afghanistan shares its borders with multiple countries, includingREAD MORE