Publications

Here are some of our recent OP-Eds

India
The Honour for the Dishonoured

The Honour for the Dishonoured

Indian government’s decision to award the Vir Chakra, third highest gallantry award, to a downed Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot from an aerial engagement with Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on 27 February 2019, that […]

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International Economy
The BRICs: 20 Years Later

The BRICs: 20 Years Later

The term “BRICs” was introduced exactly twenty years ago by Baron O’Neill of Gatley as an acronym for emerging markets that would drive economic growth in the 21st century: Brazil, Russia, India, and China […]

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Defense
China-US Strategic Rivalry: Implications for Pakistan

China-US Strategic Rivalry: Implications for Pakistan

Pakistan’s geographical location is not only makes it strategically relevant but also attracts great power rivalries. Historically, Russians were obsessed to gain access to warm waters of the Arabian Sea through the areas that […]

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Emerging Technologies
Civil Drones

Civil Drones

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones emerged as a significant dual-use technology during the late twentieth century. These systems were initially developed and used exclusively for military purposes. However, advancement in technology and easy […]

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Domestic Economy
An Effective Diplonomics is Need of the Hour

An Effective Diplonomics is Need of the Hour

The ongoing debate on the transformation of geopolitics to geo-economics is a reflection of policy-maker’s changing priorities due to evolving global and regional dynamics. Geopolitics and geostrategic compulsions have already cost the developing countries […]

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Airforce
The Future belongs to Aerospace Powers

The Future belongs to Aerospace Powers

The onset of the twentieth century saw the emergence of air as a new medium for warfare that would be transformed into battlegrounds within the space of little over a decade. Despite their very […]

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Domestic Economy
Avoiding Stagflation: Pakistan’s Never Ending Challenge

Avoiding Stagflation: Pakistan’s Never Ending Challenge

Pakistan’s economic challenges are widening and it is looking for external support to keep the situation under control. Recently, the government was able to revive the economic support package from Riyadh. While this approach […]

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Afghanistan
Taliban’s Rise is Changing the Security Landscape in Pakistan

Taliban’s Rise is Changing the Security Landscape in Pakistan

After two long decades of war, indecision and frustration exacting a heavy toll on American taxpayers’ pockets and upending the lives of millions of Afghan women and men, the United States forces left Afghanistan […]

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India
Unfolding Crisis Involving India’s Nuclear Program

Unfolding Crisis Involving India’s Nuclear Program

The onset of Taliban rule in Afghanistan has led to the emergence of numerous security and political concerns for the world. While the region seeks to adapt to this new reality, there’s also no […]

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International Economy
The Ripple Effects of Increasing Oil Prices

The Ripple Effects of Increasing Oil Prices

Crude oil prices have risen by more than 50% over the last year, from USD 41.69 per barrel in 2020 to more than USD 80 in 2021. This recent spike in prices is, above […]

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Domestic Economy
 SBP’s Strategy: Hawkish or Dovish?

SBP’s Strategy: Hawkish or Dovish?

Since the Covid-19 outbreak, developing countries have been in a perplexing situation and have had to make various hard choices, whether in terms of enforcing lockdowns, protecting vulnerable sectors, or promoting economic growth. At […]

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Cyber
Cybersecurity Culture

Cybersecurity Culture

Cyberattacks have become an increasing concern due to its growing sophistication and high-profile targets. In terms of sophistication, most impactful cyberattacks according to CISCO are ransomware and spyware attacks, sending fraudulent links that appears […]

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Afghanistan
Afghanistan deserves a Marshall Plan Plus

Afghanistan deserves a Marshall Plan Plus

Perhaps, only Kashmiris and Palestinians have suffered more than Afghans due to prolonged wars on their home soil. Now that the US and NATO forces’ withdrawal has been completed following the Doha Agreement of […]

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Emerging Technologies
The Future of Hypersonic Weapons

The Future of Hypersonic Weapons

With increasing competition in emerging technologies between technologically advanced countries, the arms race has intensified and the acquisition of technologies like hypersonic weapons has become a priority for major players. While competition between the […]

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Airforce
A Tribute to Late Air Chief Marshal Farooq Feroze Khan

A Tribute to Late Air Chief Marshal Farooq Feroze Khan

On 9 October 2021, Air Chief Marshal Farooq Feroze Khan left for his heavenly abode. He was an invaluable asset for Pakistan Air Force (PAF) whose relentless contributions will always be remembered. It was […]

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Airforce
ACM Farooq Feroze Khan: A Born Commander

ACM Farooq Feroze Khan: A Born Commander

Air Chief Marshal Farooq Feroze Khan, popularly known as ‘FF Khan’ was born on 17 August 1939 in Bombay, British India. However, soon after partition, his family moved to Pakistan, and he received his […]

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Airforce
‘Starfighter’ Flies Away

‘Starfighter’ Flies Away

Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Farooq Feroze Khan late, also known as ‘Starfighter’ amongst his colleagues, is a highly respected name within the Air Force circles. He was endowed with a pleasant personality coupled with […]

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Airforce
Late Air Chief Marshal Farooq Feroze Khan: ‘Epitome of Professional Excellence’

Late Air Chief Marshal Farooq Feroze Khan: ‘Epitome of Professional Excellence’

An officer respected by his juniors and a junior well-liked by his seniors, a comrade with a wonderful sense of humor, an agile athlete, and a Chief who led the Pakistan Air Force through […]

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Airforce
A Commander Who Ruled the Hearts

A Commander Who Ruled the Hearts

‘What we do in life, echoes in eternity.’ Maximus Meridius (fictional character) Life is but a transit through this worldly impermanence that every soul has to bear through. Rumi very aptly described it when he […]

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Emerging Technologies
AI’s Prospects for Humanity – A Threat or A Promise?

AI’s Prospects for Humanity – A Threat or A Promise?

The most important virtue that separates human beings from other kinds, be it animals or machines, is their cognitive ability. However, today, human-like intelligence is being induced in computers. This concept is called Artificial […]

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India
 The Rise and Fall of Indian Secularism

The Rise and Fall of Indian Secularism

India, the largest democracy in the world, has a questionable record of Human Rights violations against its minorities in general, and in the occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir in particular. Moreover, India carries […]

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Domestic Economy
Tapping Central Asian Natural Gas Resources: Need to avert Future Crisis in Pakistan

Tapping Central Asian Natural Gas Resources: Need to avert Future Crisis in Pakistan

Winter has not yet arrived but alarm bells have started to ring in Pakistan. Recent increases in fuel prices indicate that consumers will be pushed to consider alternative energy sources for domestic and commercial […]

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Defense
Will India be sanctioned over the S-400 Air Defense System?

Will India be sanctioned over the S-400 Air Defense System?

The Russian S-400 air defense system has emerged as a serious concern for US policymakers. Amongst other states, US allies are seen purchasing and acquiring this state-of-the-art technology despite Washington’s objections. Earlier in 2019, […]

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Afghanistan.
Déjà vu Moments

Déjà vu Moments

Pakistan is once again at the receiving end of a familiar and expected barrage of criticism from the United States’ political and military leadership after the latter’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. While there are […]

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