CASS - Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies

Publications

Here are some of our recent OP-Eds

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 […]

238 views

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 […]

191 views

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 […]

322 views

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 […]

725 views

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 […]

365 views

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 […]

285 views

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 […]

558 views

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 […]

451 views

Emerging Technologies
Impact of AI on Chemical and Biological Warfare

Impact of AI on Chemical and Biological Warfare

Chemical and biological weapons (CBWs) have been tools of warfare for a long time. They have borne disastrous results in both World Wars and several conflicts worldwide. Due to their lethality, they are considered […]

410 views

Emerging Technologies
 Role of Space Capabilities in the Russia-Ukraine War

Role of Space Capabilities in the Russia-Ukraine War

Space capabilities have evolved as a significant element of national strength in this technology-driven world. In fact, the dual-use nature of space technologies and their applications have witnessed substantial growth in both war and […]

691 views

Defense
Should War be an Option to Maintain Peace?

Should War be an Option to Maintain Peace?

War is perhaps the easiest option, as seen throughout human history, available to belligerents to resolve their disputes. However, it remains the most expensive and painstaking method to attain political objectives. Therefore, the question […]

345 views

India
The Missile Incident and Indian Misinformation

The Missile Incident and Indian Misinformation

In a press conference on 10 March 2022, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) declared that Pakistan’s Air Defence Operations Centre (ADOC), detected a supersonic flying object on the evening of 9th March that […]

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Global view
Strategic Chessboard of Eastern Europe

Strategic Chessboard of Eastern Europe

The tug-of-war for power and influence between the United States (US) and Russia in eastern Europe has garnered global attention. This geopolitical location could be seen as a ‘strategic chessboard’ of present times – […]

475 views

India
Indo-US Partnership: Implications for Pakistan

Indo-US Partnership: Implications for Pakistan

Perhaps, one of the fallouts of the Kargil Conflict of 1999 between India and Pakistan was US President Clinton’s decision to increase strategic cooperation with India. Since then, India and the US have been […]

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India
Saffron Terror: India’s Approach towards Minorities

Saffron Terror: India’s Approach towards Minorities

Hate crimes in India against minorities, especially Muslims, are becoming rampant. Day in and day out, there are reports of people being lynched because they are not Hindus or because they belowng to a […]

466 views

Government & Politics
Might of the Right

Might of the Right

President Macron was in the lead in the first round of the French Presidential Elections, securing 27.8% votes, trailed closely by far-right leader Marine Le Pen with 23.1%. Once again, thus, Emmanuel Macron will […]

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Counter Terrorism
Revisiting Counterterrorism Strategies of Pakistan

Revisiting Counterterrorism Strategies of Pakistan

Since the War on Terror, Pakistan has lost more than 83,000 lives and borne economic losses of more than USD126 billion. To crumble terrorism, Pakistan decided to conduct internal military operations following which there […]

322 views

Government & Politics
Significance of Political Security

Significance of Political Security

According to Human Development Report 1994, “New Dimensions of Human Security,” which was prepared by the Committee headed by a renowned Pakistani economist Dr Mahbub ul Haq, the elements of human security include economic […]

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