Publications

Here are some of our recent OP-Eds

India
Ukraine Crisis: India Walking a Tightrope between Kremlin and Washington

Ukraine Crisis: India Walking a Tightrope between Kremlin and Washington

Russia has been gathering troops along its border with Ukraine over the course of the past year, stoking fears of imminent invasion. According to some reports, it has amassed about 130,000 troops along parts […]

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Global view
Shifting Order

Shifting Order

For the last two decades, the global order has been witnessing a transition. The actors responsible for shaping the new order barely have any areas of common interest and are more conflicting. Consequently, the […]

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Government & Politics
Pakistan at 75: A Symbol of Resilience with a Tough Battle Ahead

Pakistan at 75: A Symbol of Resilience with a Tough Battle Ahead

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan stands tall at 75 after its independence from British India on 14 August 1947 facing a tougher battle ahead. Pakistan is now the fifth largest country with 220 million […]

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Human Rights
Plight of Disaster-induced Internal Migrants in Pakistan

Plight of Disaster-induced Internal Migrants in Pakistan

‘I go to get registered as an IDP and they dismiss me. I don’t want to live here. I don’t want my children out on the streets. In my village, I have little but […]

321 views

India
Fascism in India and Silence of the American Government

Fascism in India and Silence of the American Government

The primary reason for US’ vehement opposition to China’s rise to a great (and eventually) superpower status is due to the threat it believes Beijing poses to the world order that Washington credits itself […]

516 views

Human Rights
Human Security versus Human Safety

Human Security versus Human Safety

While there is a lot of emphasis on human security in the recently released National Security Policy of Pakistan, and rightly so, I do not see enough attention to human safety, unless it is […]

230 views

Afghanistan
The Durand Line Debate

The Durand Line Debate

The recent incident at the Pak-Afghan border has once again brought the issue of Durand Line in the media. Reportedly, some local Afghan Taliban dismantled the border fence that had been installed by Pakistan. […]

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India
Will India contain China? Lessons for the US

Will India contain China? Lessons for the US

The strategic partnership between India and the United States has deepened over the years and both are now major defence partners. India is also part of the Quad along with the US, Australia and […]

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Emerging Technologies
Microwave Weapons and Impact on Human Beings

Microwave Weapons and Impact on Human Beings

From the past few months, scientists in the United States are trying to solve a mystery that they named ‘Havana Syndrome’. The seriousness of the matter can be gauged from the fact that the […]

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Domestic Economy
The Blurring Focus of Pakistan’s Economy

The Blurring Focus of Pakistan’s Economy

The month-long debate between self-centred politicians and the pseudo-intellectuals on the shifting paradigms of Pakistan’s policies from geo-strategy to geo-economics has done little for the people of Pakistan. Rather, it has further confused them […]

259 views

Kashmir
The Endless Kashmiri Agony

The Endless Kashmiri Agony

Kashmiri struggle and Indian repression appear to be defining elements of the disputed region. The Valley remains haunted by blood spilled ruthlessly over the years. Ever since independence in 1947, the attitude of every […]

284 views

India
Eroding Indian Democracy

Eroding Indian Democracy

Since its independence, India has followed a path in which democracy was merely a slogan rather than the strength of the society. The journey of Indian society from Sangh Parivaar to a character like […]

333 views

Global view
Resolving Conflict

Resolving Conflict

Amid the US-China tussle, Pakistan has maintained an impartial stance, wisely balancing its relations with the two. It stresses a non-partisan approach as it wants to refrain from joining any political bloc. This approach […]

313 views

Government & Politics
Pakistan’s NSP: Need to Focus on Geo-economics and Geopolitics

Pakistan’s NSP: Need to Focus on Geo-economics and Geopolitics

A nation without clearly defined direction according to its national values will surely face existential threats in the contemporary world. Pakistan, for the first time in its history, has been able to chart a […]

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Regional security/Region
Challenges to Regional Security

Challenges to Regional Security

Since the end of Cold War, most wars have taken place either in the Middle East or the adjacent South Asian region. Unfortunately, all of these wars and conflicts were between the Unequal Military […]

314 views

Nuclear
The P5 Pledge to Avoid Nuclear War should be Celebrated

The P5 Pledge to Avoid Nuclear War should be Celebrated

On January 3, leaders of the five nuclear-weapon states (the US, Russia, China, the UK and France, collectively known as P5) issued a joint statement on “preventing nuclear war and avoiding arms races”. The […]

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Domestic Economy
The Vanguard of Geoeconomics

The Vanguard of Geoeconomics

As the new National Security Policy (NSP) unequivocally states, geoeconomics is the new paradigm through which Pakistan will shape its security calculus. As a whole-of-government document, the NSP directs the entirety of the state […]

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Human Rights
The Missing Link in Human Security

The Missing Link in Human Security

Human security figured out prominently in the recently approved draft of Pakistan’s first-ever National Security Policy (NSP), and it is a welcome step by the government. However, it is extremely important that we understand […]

279 views

Government & Politics
  National Security Policy of Pakistan: Critical Roadmap for the Future

National Security Policy of Pakistan: Critical Roadmap for the Future

Pakistan’s National Security Adviser (NSA) to the Prime Minister, Dr Moeed Yusuf, unveiled the country’s first ever National Security Policy (NSP) in the last month of 2021. It has been approved by the Federal […]

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Domestic Economy
Blizzards of Greed

Blizzards of Greed

The recent tragedy during a blizzard in Murree involving many stranded domestic tourists is illustrative of an industry that took the free market ideology a bit too closely to heart. 22 citizens, including 10 […]

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Emerging Technologies
Predicting 2022

Predicting 2022

It is difficult to predict what the future holds. However, estimations can be made based on careful evaluation of past experiences and years. The following predictions are, therefore, being shared as possible outcomes that […]

385 views

Government & Politics
Individual and National Security Go Hand in Hand

Individual and National Security Go Hand in Hand

Pakistan’s first National Security Policy (NSP) was endorsed in the 36th National Security Committee (NSC) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on 27th December 2021. The NSC consists of the country’s key senior […]

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Afghanistan
OIC’s Council on Foreign Ministers Meeting & Pakistan’s Commitment towards Ending Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

OIC’s Council on Foreign Ministers Meeting & Pakistan’s Commitment towards Ending Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

Since the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021 after its longest and costliest war with an estimated cost of 2 trillion dollars, the Afghan issue has apparently become more complex. Especially, against […]

557 views

Regional security/Region
Will India let Pakistan’s Hopes of an Integrated Region & Abating Cold War II Materialise?

Will India let Pakistan’s Hopes of an Integrated Region & Abating Cold War II Materialise?

Spanning over two decades, the end of the Afghan war heralds a new era not just for Afghanistan, but for the entire region and brings forth an opportunity to rebuild and reconnect for a […]

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