Discussion with Raoof Hasan, Chief Executive of Regional Peace Institute in Pakistan

Raoof Hasan, Chief Executive of Regional Peace Institute in Pakistan, provides his analysis and perspectives of the past and present security development in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The objective with the interview was to obtain a Pakistani view on past and present conflicts in the region to provide a primary source for further analysis. Recorded in Islamabad, Pakistan.


5th Round of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Bilateral on May 20-21


Discussion on Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations


Dispatches: Protecting the Rights of Afghans in Pakistan


Pakistan-Afghanistan Bilateral Dialogue Joint Statement


Pakistan’s growing burden

Raoof Hasan

“There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless”.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The fact that Mullah Omar died on Pakistani soil, Osama bin Laden was SEALED and Mullah Mansour droned inside Pakistani territory through unilateral military operations cannot be simply brushed away as coincidence. It highlights the deep rot that signifies Pakistan’s policies towards Afghanistan and the Taliban.



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