Publications

Here are some of our recent OP-Eds

Defense
Indian (Mis) Leadership in Balakot Crisis

Indian (Mis) Leadership in Balakot Crisis

Leadership can be defined as “the process of influencing others to accomplish the mission by providing purpose, direction, and motivation.” In the contemporary world, the changing dynamics, volatility, unpredictability, complexity, and uncertainty in warfare […]

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Aerospace
Aviatic Silk Road

Aviatic Silk Road

The ancient Silk Route, originating as far back as 200 BC, has a historic and cultural importance for the Asian Region. China is devoted to reviving the ancient Silk Route in the form of […]

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Domestic Economy
Getting Real about Real Estate Regulation

Getting Real about Real Estate Regulation

On the economic front, Pakistan is wrestling with multiple challenges among which revenue collection is foremost. Much of what is collected is being consumed in foreign debt servicing. There are various sectors that contribute […]

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Kashmir
Kashmir: Six Months After the Curfew

Kashmir: Six Months After the Curfew

This February marks the sixth month of curfew imposed on Kashmir. The curfew that was expected to last some days has now entered a stage where it is extremely strenuous to predict as to […]

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Cyber
Cyber Vulnerabilities of Pakistan

Cyber Vulnerabilities of Pakistan

The digital revolution is an intense transformation of the contemporary world. The most important outcome of this revolution is cyber technology, as every type of technology is somehow related to or dependent on it. […]

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Aerospace
Building a Space Economy

Building a Space Economy

Building a space economy is an issue of keen interest in many world capitals. But since most of the services that we rely on the most are space-based, it is important to note that […]

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International Economy
Karmic justice and economics

Karmic justice and economics

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is an ultranationalist regime that has taken the reins of power in India on the basis of a self-proclaimed role to promote Hindutva. This self-professed obligation would bind […]

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Regional security/Region
US-Iran confrontation: Implications for Pakistan

US-Iran confrontation: Implications for Pakistan

The killing of Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s top commander and head of the Quds Force – a division of Iran’s influential Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), by the US military sparked fears of a perilous […]

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India
The Decade of Dying Secularism in India

The Decade of Dying Secularism in India

The road to restoration of ‘Hindu Glory’ and making India a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ (a Hindu polity), began in May 2014 when Prime Minister Modi assumed power for the first time. The rise of Modi was […]

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Regional security/Region
Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan

Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan

The long-awaited results of presidential elections in Afghanistan were announced on 22 December. Amidst allegations of rigging, President Ashraf Ghani is set to lead Afghanistan for a second term. While on the US-Taliban negotiations […]

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International Economy
The trouble with economics

The trouble with economics

In both the Islamic and Western traditions, ‘economists’ were originally considered to be a category of moral philosophers. For example, Ibn-Khaldun was as much a moral thinker and historian as he was a forerunner […]

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Economy
Economics and the Revisionist Mind

Economics and the Revisionist Mind

The revisionist mind is one that fails to reconcile with prevailing narratives, facts, or experiences. Whether in the outcomes of historical battles or the manipulation of undesirable economic figures, the revisionist mind goes about […]

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Regional security/Region
US-Iran Crisis: Is it the Beginning of the End?

US-Iran Crisis: Is it the Beginning of the End?

The assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the Head of IRGC’s (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) Quds Force was a serious provocation by the United States that had the potential of triggering another major conflict in the region. Communicating […]

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Regional security/Region
A Dance of Blades

A Dance of Blades

Two years ago, Iran’s leader Rouhani addressed the UN General Assembly and warned the United States of America point blank to never engage in a raqs-e-shamsheer: a fatal dance of blades, with the Iranian […]

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Government & Politics
Education in Pakistan: A Case of Neglect

Education in Pakistan: A Case of Neglect

“The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such manner as may be determined by law”, says Section 9 of the Constitution […]

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