Publications

Here are some of our recent OP-Eds

Emerging Technologies
Beyond Disruptive Technologies and Towards Disruptive Deterrence

Beyond Disruptive Technologies and Towards Disruptive Deterrence

On June 8, 2022, the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS), organised a seminar titled ‘Disruptive Technologies – Impact on Future Warfare’ in the capital city, Islamabad. The event was unique in the […]

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Domestic Economy
Internet of Things (IoT) and Pakistan’s Agriculture Sector

Internet of Things (IoT) and Pakistan’s Agriculture Sector

In recent years, the agriculture sector of Pakistan has been facing immense setbacks due to reasons including (but not limited to) rapid climate change, decrease in the water availability, depletion of natural resources, and […]

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Domestic Economy
Reducing Reliance on Energy Imports through ‘Green Taxes’?

Reducing Reliance on Energy Imports through ‘Green Taxes’?

The war in Ukraine and the resultant rise in global commodity prices sent economic shockwaves worldwide, with the South Asian region being no exception. In this backdrop, a recent report published by the World […]

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Emerging Technologies
US’ Feeble DA-ASAT Moratorium: Need for Stronger Leadership

US’ Feeble DA-ASAT Moratorium: Need for Stronger Leadership

The United States adopted a unilateral voluntary moratorium on the ‘destructive testing of Direct-Ascent Anti-Satellite (DA-ASAT) weapons’ on 18 April 2022. The declaration was announced by US Vice President Kamala Harris during her visit […]

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Emerging Technologies
US, NATO, and Chinese Models of AI Governance in Defence and Security

US, NATO, and Chinese Models of AI Governance in Defence and Security

Over the years, there have been significant advancements in the militarisation of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is likely (if not already being secretly done) that AI could be embedded across the spectrum of future […]

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India
Hindutva: BJP’s Anti–Secular Agenda

Hindutva: BJP’s Anti–Secular Agenda

The rise of BJP, as a major political force, has been paralleled by the progressive decline of the Congress Party, which ruled India for 46 years of its half a century post-independence age. The […]

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Human Rights
Negating the Universal Charter of Human Rights and Equality

Negating the Universal Charter of Human Rights and Equality

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has triggered a humanitarian crisis. Thousands of Ukrainians are fleeing from their towns and cities as urban warfare is massively damaging critical civilian infrastructure. With government institutions unable to […]

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China-Pakistan Relations
The Chinese View of Pakistan

The Chinese View of Pakistan

In the early phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), there was widespread positivity among the Chinese and the Pakistanis about the fuller culmination of an already long-standing and all-weather friendship. This cordiality helped […]

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Domestic Economy
Pakistan’s Humonomic Security may Affect its Military Security

Pakistan’s Humonomic Security may Affect its Military Security

States are at risk of losing sovereignty more than territorial integrity when they expose their weaknesses to friends and foes alike because, in the realm of international relations, there are no permanent friends or […]

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Emerging Technologies
Ukraine and Use of Commercial Drones on the Battlefield

Ukraine and Use of Commercial Drones on the Battlefield

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have become an integral part of warfare. They have exhibited evolving roles in tactical and strategic domains in warfare and are allegedly significant for reducing asymmetries in military power. Being […]

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International Economy
Stagflation

Stagflation

The world now faces the haunting specter of economic stagnation combined with relentless inflation, a dangerous situation often termed "stagflation” by economists. When prices are rising, but the economy is not growing, citizens begin […]

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Nuclear
Global Nuclear Disorder

Global Nuclear Disorder

The global nuclear order that was created as part of the post-war system and selfishly guarded against the shockwaves of the Cold War is on the verge of becoming a casualty of war in […]

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Government & Politics
Political Polarisation on the Rise: Need for Political Acumen not Antagonism

Political Polarisation on the Rise: Need for Political Acumen not Antagonism

Political polarisation is not something new. All states around the globe practicing any form of government have had to deal with this phenomenon with varied degree of severity. Its undesired consequences (from varied examples) […]

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Regional security/Region
Understanding the Politico-Economic Crises in South Asia

Understanding the Politico-Economic Crises in South Asia

At this time, at least two South Asian states, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are facing serious political and economic crises. While comparing the difference between the two, Dr Abid Suleri has rightly concluded that […]

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Economy
 Colombo’s Sorrow

Colombo’s Sorrow

The crisis in Sri Lanka appears to deliver worse news with each passing day, as the otherwise dynamic South Asian nation faces a snowballing effect of multiple challenges. As it stands, Sri Lanka is […]

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Domestic Economy
The Opulence of Growth

The Opulence of Growth

Pakistan has calculated its previous period GDP growth to have nearly touched 6%, which is a remarkable feat given the litany of international headwinds that have included Covid-19 and the imbalanced post-Covid recovery, with […]

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International Security
Is Ukraine Becoming Europe’s Afghanistan?

Is Ukraine Becoming Europe’s Afghanistan?

The erstwhile Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan on 24 December 1979, and remained there until 15 February 1989. In the bargain, Soviet Union ended up losing its political identity and disintegrated for good, perhaps because […]

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National Security
Resurging Terrorism in Pakistan: What needs to be Done?

Resurging Terrorism in Pakistan: What needs to be Done?

While Pakistan remains engrossed in the ongoing political alterations, the nation’s enemies unabatedly continue to carry out terrorist attacks across the country. Terrorist attacks on a wide range of targets, including security forces, VIP […]

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Digital Media and Politics
Social Media and Politics in Pakistan

Social Media and Politics in Pakistan

Social media has spearheaded the communication of information faster and more easier throughout the world. Various platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat and LinkedIn etc. have now become an integral part of […]

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Emerging Technologies
Laser Weapon System: A Game-Changing Technology

Laser Weapon System: A Game-Changing Technology

The Israeli Defense Ministry confirmed that it successfully tested its laser air defence system in mid-April of this year. According to the Ministry’s research and development team, the Iron Beam accurately intercepted several targets, […]

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Regional security/Region
TTP’s Safe Haven in Afghanistan

TTP’s Safe Haven in Afghanistan

The fall of Kabul back in August 2021 has further heightened internal security challenges of Pakistan. In this regard, the main challenge is the resurgence of the banned outfit Tehreek-e- Taliban Pakistan (TTP) along […]

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India
PAF and its Modus Operandi

PAF and its Modus Operandi

Pakistan Air Force (PAF), is the Pride of the Nation. The service believes that ‘Whether we fly, operate, maintain, or support sophisticated weapon systems, we are bonded by our common desire of serving the […]

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Defense
Pakistan Balancing Conventional Asymmetry in South Asia

Pakistan Balancing Conventional Asymmetry in South Asia

While the global order is evolving, the United States and its allies are striving to compete with the rising power of China. In order to keep itself relevant in global politics, India is actively […]

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Domestic Economy
Promoting Solar-based Microgeneration in Pakistan

Promoting Solar-based Microgeneration in Pakistan

The war in Ukraine and the resultant rise in global energy prices once again demonstrated the high vulnerability of Pakistan’s economy to external shocks, given its excessive dependence on energy imports, which currently account […]

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