Publications

Here are some of our recent OP-Eds

Defense
Will Gen Bipin as the New CDS Improve India’s Military Management Structure?

Will Gen Bipin as the New CDS Improve India’s Military Management Structure?

The Indian military is often criticized for not delivering in times of crisis. The Feb 2019 crisis is the most recent example that not only exposed the Indian Air Force (IAF) to domestic and […]

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Government & Politics
YEAR IN REVIEW: PAKISTAN IN 2019

YEAR IN REVIEW: PAKISTAN IN 2019

2019 has proven to be an eventful year for Pakistan, from the February Pulwama/Balakot crisis with India to diplomatic battles to avoid blacklisting by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in October. The year […]

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Society
Pakistan's Experience with Student Unions

Pakistan's Experience with Student Unions

Student unions, sometimes called student councils, student governments, student associations, or guild of students, are such organisations which indulge students in various productive societal activities and play a significant task in protecting student rights […]

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Aerospace
SPACE: THE FINAL FRONTIER

SPACE: THE FINAL FRONTIER

Space-based technologies that have civil and military uses are drawing greater interest with more countries entering into this field. Development beyond peaceful uses i.e. weaponization of outer space is a growing concern for the […]

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Domestic Economy
Economic Trends In Pakistan

Economic Trends In Pakistan

The recent positive economic data from Pakistan is leading many to hail it as “emerging market success story,” reminiscent of Egypt’s “impressive” economic turnaround after 2016. Foreign short-term funds are flowing in, the stock […]

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Human Rights
International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day

The 10th of December is the international human rights day. It falls on the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights (UDHR). However, it is a burden on human conscience […]

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Society
An Ode to a Resilient Nation

An Ode to a Resilient Nation

December 16th, a day that remains botched in the memory of Pakistanis as one where the enemy was able to achieve its designs and break the country into two; a day whereby the two-nation […]

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Women
Structural Violence against Women, Female Feticide and Preference for Son

Structural Violence against Women, Female Feticide and Preference for Son

Violence against women is a global pandemic, affecting one in three women in their lifetime. Social, cultural and religious values of most traditional societies in the developing world are structured in such a way […]

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Cyber
Cyber Threats and Nuclear Security in India

Cyber Threats and Nuclear Security in India

After the Indian nuclear power plant, it was the Indian space agency that was attacked by suspected North Korean hackers during the Chandrayaan-2 mission. India’s Space Research Organization (ISRO) was warned of the expected […]

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Domestic Economy
A Real Approach to Real Estate

A Real Approach to Real Estate

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global financial watchdog, conducted its most recent plenary session from 16th-18th October to assess member states’ performance on two grounds: technical compliance, which addresses the design of […]

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India
India's Rising Majoritarianism

India's Rising Majoritarianism

There is increasing distress around South Asia due to India’s rising majoritarianism. As mob lynchings of minorities occur regularly, cow vigilante squads and populist leaders rule the streets of the world’s largest democracy. There […]

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Economy
The Current Account Deficit in Perspective

The Current Account Deficit in Perspective

For the past 40 years, Pakistan has by and large run a current account deficit, which means that the value of goods and services it has imported has exceeded that of goods and services […]

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The Country of the Future
The Country of the Future

The Country of the Future

Whenever the pundits herald the economic potential of “emerging markets”, their discourse often belies a sense of despondency that looms closely behind in the psyche and in the lived experience of citizens in the […]

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India
India-Pakistan Crises and Nuclear Escalation Dynamics

India-Pakistan Crises and Nuclear Escalation Dynamics

The February 2019 military crisis has once again exposed the fragility of the India-Pakistan deterrence relationship that continues to remain under stress for various internal and external factors. The long history of wars and […]

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Government & Politics
Pakistan's Political and Diplomatic Challenges at the 2020 FATF Plenary

Pakistan's Political and Diplomatic Challenges at the 2020 FATF Plenary

Last month, Pakistan received a provisional reprieve from the Finan­cial Action Task Force (FATF), an international money laundering and terror financing watchdog, allowing it four more months to extricate itself from the list of jurisdictions with […]

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