M Waqas Jan

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Research Associate and Program Coordinator for the China Study & Information Centre (CS & IC) at the Strategic Vision Institute, a non-partisan think tank based out of Islamabad. He can be reached at waqas[at]thesvi.org

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The Battle for Narrative over the Recent India – China Border Standoff

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Reconciling Public Safety and National Security Via A Renewed Focus on Biosecurity

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As day to day life changes dramatically around the world as a result of the novel Coronavirus, there still lies this uneasy sense of continuity to...

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In the wake of last month’s highly publicized peace agreement between the US and the Taliban, as well as the recently concluded Presidential elections, political turmoil...

Trump in India: Assessing the Current Trajectory of Indo-US Ties

The last few days saw India pulling out all the stops for President Trump’s first official visit to the country. High on optics and bollywoodesque fanfare,...

The Wider Geopolitical Repercussions of Enforcing a One-Sided Peace onto the Middle East

Of all the varying reactions from the rest of the world following the White House’s latest Mid-East Peace Plan, none as such have come as a...

From Scapegoat Back to Key Ally: Pakistan and the Perils of US Maximalism

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