Publications

Here are some of our recent OP-Eds

Regional security/Region
Irrationality To Realism: China-India Standoff

Irrationality To Realism: China-India Standoff

There is a central tenant of realism that postulates ‘self-help’ in an anarchic world system. Although, according to neo-realists, global institutions can manage the anarchy; nonetheless, at the end of the day, it is […]

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Government & Politics
Job Losses and the Aviation Industry

Job Losses and the Aviation Industry

An increasing amount of company data from the aviation industry is showing the extent to which global aerospace and aviation is bearing the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. In a recently issued statement, Airbus […]

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Society
What Must Our Think Tanks Do?

What Must Our Think Tanks Do?

Think tanks are deemed to play an important role in the process of addressing the multidimensional problems that confront complex societies. In the city of Islamabad alone, there are at least 30 think tanks […]

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Regional security/Region
Sino-Indian Relations: A Tough Road Ahead

Sino-Indian Relations: A Tough Road Ahead

After decades of relative calm, Sino-Indian relations have returned to a bumpy road with a recent bloody brawl between the Chinese and Indian soldiers on the ridges of Galwan Valley in Ladakh, causing fatalities […]

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Airforce
India and the US-Pakistan F-16 Agreement

India and the US-Pakistan F-16 Agreement

In a pre-dawn attack on 26 February 2019, Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) intruded into Pakistani airspace over Azad Kashmir to target an alleged terrorist training camp near Balakot […]

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International Economy
Beware the Vultures

Beware the Vultures

As the world economy continues to reel from the economic aftershocks of coronavirus (Covid-19), there has been a mounting pressure on countries, particularly in the developing world, to stave off a debt-induced collapse in their fiscal positions. The […]

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India
India – A Restless Revisionist State

India – A Restless Revisionist State

India has once again embroiled itself in a border skirmish with one of its neighbours that has resulted in a serious embarrassment for its military. Its ‘over sold’ narrative of a rising power willing […]

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Global view
Ukraine-Pakistan Relations

Ukraine-Pakistan Relations

Pakistan and Ukraine established bilateral relations on 16th March 1992. According to Ukraine’s embassy in Pakistan, the relations are described as ‘dynamic, with collaborations taking place in political, legal, military-technical, economic and humanitarian domains’. […]

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Regional security/Region
Indo-Nepal Tiff: Why are the Two Brothers Fighting?

Indo-Nepal Tiff: Why are the Two Brothers Fighting?

India and Nepal have historically close ties and share more political, cultural, and traditional commonalities than any other two South Asian neighbors. The two states also have a 1,800km (1,118-mile) open border, allowing free […]

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International Economy
The Parallel Universe of Stock Markets

The Parallel Universe of Stock Markets

It came as something of a shock that the S&P 500 index, a supposed bellwether of the American economy, attained a level on June 8th 2020 that was so high it effectively erased any […]

351 views

Society
The Cops on the Beat

The Cops on the Beat

In America today, there are cops on the beat, and a beat on the cops. A wave of civil unrest has engulfed the United States since the murder of an African-American civilian was broadcast on […]

375 views

Kashmir
The Neglected Kashmir Calls For Attention

The Neglected Kashmir Calls For Attention

The modern-day Kashmir conflict, having roots in the partition of the Indian subcontinent, is the oldest unresolved conflict in the history of United Nations. Nevertheless, apart from being a political impasse between the two […]

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Aerospace
SpaceX Demo-2 Launch: Implications for Roscosmos

SpaceX Demo-2 Launch: Implications for Roscosmos

The 20th-century race for space dominance that was ignited during the Cold War has been given a renewed competitive push recently. Not only states but private companies are flexing their innovative muscles to make […]

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COVID-19
Coronavirus: Yearning for the cure

Coronavirus: Yearning for the cure

As global efforts to discover a vaccine for coronavirus (Covid-19) continue at a feverish pace, much of the public now clutches at the expectation that a cure for the pandemic is on the horizon. […]

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Government & Politics
Populism:  Effects on Global Politics and Pakistan

Populism: Effects on Global Politics and Pakistan

Populism is a concept in political science that postulates that the society is divided into two groups that are at odds with each other. According to Cas Mudde who is the author of Populism: […]

681 views

India
Unfolding the Indian Strategy

Unfolding the Indian Strategy

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has impacted the decision-making and political processes around the world. However, international pressure has been left wanting on many emergent political and human rights crises, such as that brewing in […]

352 views

India
Standoff in the Himalayas

Standoff in the Himalayas

The latest military standoff between China and India at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Eastern Ladakh and Sikkim region is one of the most serious military developments between the two Asian […]

271 views

Society
Coronavirus: Demography and destiny

Coronavirus: Demography and destiny

The adage among demographers has long been that “demography is destiny,” in that what can be observed today about human populations provides rich insight into how they will grow, thrive, or wither in times […]

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Emerging Technologies
Role of Space Technologies in COVID 19 Management

Role of Space Technologies in COVID 19 Management

Millions of human beings have been exterminated by different kinds of pandemics since 3000 B.C. For instance, in 1918, the outbreak of viral influenza (a respiratory disease similar to COVID 19) resulted in 50 […]

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Regional security/Region
How the Indian hardliners benefit Pakistan

How the Indian hardliners benefit Pakistan

The Indian leadership has always been hostile to Pakistan; however, historical events suggest that the hardliners in India, in their fanatical hatred for Muslims in general and Pakistan in particular, have unwittingly aided Pakistan's […]

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Cyber
The Potentiality of an India-Pakistan Cyber Conflict

The Potentiality of an India-Pakistan Cyber Conflict

The changing financial, social, and political fabric of the world in the wake of COVID-19 has paved way for another intangible entity to unleash in its full fury. While the world grapples with the […]

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India
India Falters Amidst the Pandemic

India Falters Amidst the Pandemic

The world is battling to find the cure for CoVID-19 and looking to bolster weakening global supply chains which have been severely disrupted by the effects of the pandemic. The global powers are looking […]

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Cyber
Coronavirus and Cyber Security Challenges

Coronavirus and Cyber Security Challenges

The outbreak of Covid-19 has not only challenged and disrupted the modes of global functioning, but has also provided some state and non-state actors an opportunity to manoeuvre through cyber loopholes to achieve specific […]

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Government & Politics
The Plague and its Inquisitors

The Plague and its Inquisitors

A common literary motif in Americana, notably in science-fiction narrative, portrays the people of the world putting aside their petty squabbles during a period of world crisis, so that they might unite under the […]

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