Publications

Here are some of our recent OP-Eds

The 'Reichstag Fire'of Pulwama
The 'Reichstag Fire'of Pulwama

The 'Reichstag Fire'of Pulwama

As tensions in New Delhi reach a fever-pitch, and war hysteria grips the increasingly faltering BJP leadership, it is resorting to a dangerous gambit: get enough Indians roiled, teach Pakistan a ‘lesson’ (even a […]

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Pulwama
Pulwama, where was the world order?

Pulwama, where was the world order?

WITH deescalation gradually creeping in after a perilous week in the subcontinent, it’s time to reflect on the world reaction to Pulwama, which almost bought two nuclear neighbours on the verge of an allout […]

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Pulwama
The last sigh of Modi government

The last sigh of Modi government

Scholars of political economy have endlessly studied the “political budget cycle,” with the idea being that democratically-elected governments have a strong incentive to time their budget proposals, as well as their generosity with the […]

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Pulwama
India's fake news calamity

India's fake news calamity

India is an exceptional country in many regards, and as a study of electronic information shows, it is exceptional too in the amount of mass delusion in which its public dwells. According to a […]

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Sinking deeper into abyss
Sinking deeper into abyss

Sinking deeper into abyss

On March 3, 2019, Air Chief Marshal (ACM) B S Dhanoa, Chief of the Air staff of IAF, addressed a press conference on the occasion of the award of national colors to IAF Station, […]

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Terrorist's manifesto
Decoding the Australian terrorist's manifesto

Decoding the Australian terrorist's manifesto

The act of terrorism perpetrated by Christian extremists against the worshippers of two mosques in Christchurch has evoked sorrow, disgust, and condemnation. As investigations continue and links are established between the perpetrators and their […]

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Time to Change our Approach
Time to Change our Approach

Time to Change our Approach

Whenever a terrorist attack occurs anywhere in the world, people in Pakistan hope and pray that the perpetrator isn't from Pakistan. After every such incident, Pakistan is among the first to condemn the attack […]

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Kashmir
THE BLEEDING VALLEY

THE BLEEDING VALLEY

  The cloud of sudden death looms large and heavy on the inhabitants of Kashmir living on both sides of the de facto border, known as the Line of Control (LoC). They often have to […]

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FATF
Has the FATF Failed?

Has the FATF Failed?

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-ministerial body that aims to curtail international money laundering and terrorist financing by setting standards for national financial architectures. It is a voluntary body comprising 40-odd […]

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Ops Swift Retort
PAF 'Ops Swift Retort' and effectiveness of Air Power

PAF 'Ops Swift Retort' and effectiveness of Air Power

“The world stands on the threshold of the “aeronautical era”. During this epoch the destinies of all people will be controlled through the air”. –Brig Gen William Billy Mitchells   16 Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage 2000s […]

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Ijtamai Kifayat Sheari aur Usky Asraat
Ijtamai Kifayat Sheari aur Usky Asraat
The Maturity of Debts and Governments
The Maturity of Debts and Governments

The Maturity of Debts and Governments

The looming fears of an economic recession in Pakistan and a difficult negotiation process with the International Monetary Fund are drawing increased public and media attention to the debt and deficit position of the […]

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Time for a Public Finance Management Act
Time for a Public Finance Management Act

Time for a Public Finance Management Act

The article can also be accessed at  https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201907250256&EN_ID=11201907250091&EMID=11201907250042 […]

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Kashmir
Implication of Abrogation of Article 370

Implication of Abrogation of Article 370

Riding the Hindutva wave, BJP government in India has abrogated Article 370 of the Indian constitution, which gave special status to Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).  This is not only a violation of UN resolutions […]

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Myth and Reality
Indian Armed Forces – Myth and Reality

Indian Armed Forces – Myth and Reality

With its substantial size and geography, over 1.3 billion population, a booming IT industry, a large size economy and emerging markets, India perceives itself as a regional power with a capacity of becoming an […]

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