Publications

Here are some of our recent OP-Eds

Environment
The COVID-19 challenge

The COVID-19 challenge

Today everyone, everywhere is talking about coronavirus (COVID-19). There’s an information overload and yet nobody really knows what to do about it generally, or when diagnosed with it. Social distancing is the silver bullet […]

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Environment
The Devious COVID-19 and The Day After!

The Devious COVID-19 and The Day After!

The devious COVID-19 virus remains a mystery with many conspiratorial prophecies about its origin and the cure, the timelines when it will recede, how will it impact the international security discourse, and what would […]

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International Economy
Coronavirus and Modern Monetary Theory

Coronavirus and Modern Monetary Theory

The onset of a widespread pandemic has also opened the doors to new conversations about the economics. In particular, the response of governments to COVID-19, particularly in developed countries, echoes the precepts of an […]

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Environment
Coronavirus: Tackling the Pandemic in Pakistan

Coronavirus: Tackling the Pandemic in Pakistan

The world is encountering a lethal pandemic, that has killed a large number of individuals with more then 76, 000 people losing their lives. Pakistan too is faced with a two pronged dilemma as […]

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Defense
Force Modernization: Challenges for India

Force Modernization: Challenges for India

India and Pakistan have not only fought three major wars but have also been engaged in low-intensity conflicts as well as military crises over the past decades. India is enhancing its strategic and military […]

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Government & Politics
Could Covid-19 Spark Socio-Economic Unrest in Pakistan?

Could Covid-19 Spark Socio-Economic Unrest in Pakistan?

Causing tens of thousands of deaths, COVID-19—also known as the novel coronavirus—has become a global pandemic within a couple of months. This perplexing pandemic has sent the world economy spiraling downwards. This can be […]

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Society
Towards a New Beginning

Towards a New Beginning

From the limitations imposed on gatherings to the curtailed movement of people, and from the closures of businesses to the lockdowns of entire nation-states, the novel coronavirus has hit the world hard. While we […]

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Society
COVID-19, the law and the executive

COVID-19, the law and the executive

Emergency situations unlock formidable executive powers. For example, in California the governor reserves the right ‘to the extent he deems necessary, have complete authority over all agencies of the state government and the right […]

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Domestic Economy
A Model for Coronavirus’ impact on our Economy

A Model for Coronavirus’ impact on our Economy

As the government, private businesses, civil society, and the public at large grapple with the emerging pandemic situation across the country, an important debate has evolved in many circles regarding the degree to which […]

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International Economy
Corona-Capitalism

Corona-Capitalism

As the economist David Graeber illustrated in his magisterial work Debt: the First 5000 Years, there is an inextricable link between the human experience of plagues and disease on one hand, and the imposition […]

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Regional security/Region
Is Populism Serving India’s Interest and that of the Region?

Is Populism Serving India’s Interest and that of the Region?

Analysis of speeches by various presidents, prime ministers, chancellors, and leaders of major political parties the world over reflect populist eloquence. Populism has become a distinct stratagem of a majority of the current political […]

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Airforce
REMINISCING THE FEBRUARY STANDOFF

REMINISCING THE FEBRUARY STANDOFF

The vulture and the eagle soar In the same air, but in worlds apart – ­­Iqbal Tensions in the South Asian region intensified as the two neighbours, India and Pakistan, came at the crossroads of an […]

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Airforce
27th February: A Significant Anniversary

27th February: A Significant Anniversary

Ever since Mr Modi ascended the throne in New Delhi, Pakistan-India relations have taken a turn for the worse. The diplomatic communication the two neighbours had already broken down a long time ago. The […]

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Regional security/Region
Pulwama: Revisiting the Lessons

Pulwama: Revisiting the Lessons

The strategic environment in South Asia has its own characteristics, peculiarities, trends, and complexities. It has historically been in flux mainly because of the entrenched rivalry between two nuclear armed neighbors India and Pakistan. […]

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India
Pulwama attack: What Compelled Modi to Employ the Air Option?

Pulwama attack: What Compelled Modi to Employ the Air Option?

On February 14 last year, a native of the Pulwama district in Indian Occupied Kashmir, Adil Dar rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into the convoy of Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), killing […]

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