CASS - Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies

Publications

Here are some of our recent OP-Eds

Emerging Technologies
Revolution in Health Sector with AI Developments

Revolution in Health Sector with AI Developments

Developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have taken the world by storm. Whether for military or civilian use, the hybrid character of AI has placed it in high demand. On the one hand, the world […]

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Nuclear
North Korea and its Ambitious Missile Programme

North Korea and its Ambitious Missile Programme

During the past few months, there have been several significant strategic developments in the Korean Peninsula where North Korea is conducting back-to-back missile tests. January 2022 has been a record-breaking month for the country […]

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Defense
Pak-Russia Military Diplomacy

Pak-Russia Military Diplomacy

Military diplomacy may be understood as a set of peaceful military activities and employment of resources and capabilities to promote national interests. It helps in building strong ties with regional and friendly countries and […]

525 views

India
Hindu Rashtra: From RSS to BJP

Hindu Rashtra: From RSS to BJP

After its independence in 1947, India promoted itself as the largest democracy and a secular state in the world. However, since then the deep-rooted violence, extremism and fascism have dominated Indian politics. Madhav Sadashiv […]

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Afghanistan
Initiatives to stimulate Pak-Afghan Bilateral Trade

Initiatives to stimulate Pak-Afghan Bilateral Trade

Since the fall of Kabul in August last year, the Afghan public has faced a series of challenges in coping with their new reality, not least due to restrictive US sanctions and lack of […]

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Global view
Ukraine Crisis and its Impact on Great Power Competition

Ukraine Crisis and its Impact on Great Power Competition

The current crisis in Ukraine has once again revived the concept of great power competition and its impact on international security. The escalating situation intensified after the deployment of Russian forces on its border […]

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Regional security/Region
Expanding Regional Connectivity between MESACA

Expanding Regional Connectivity between MESACA

Let me first explain the acronym, MESACA. It stands for “Middle East-South Asia-Central Asia.” Expanding regional connectivity between MESACA can prove to be a game-changer, particularly for the relatively poor performing states. It is […]

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India
Ukraine Crisis: India Walking a Tightrope between Kremlin and Washington

Ukraine Crisis: India Walking a Tightrope between Kremlin and Washington

Russia has been gathering troops along its border with Ukraine over the course of the past year, stoking fears of imminent invasion. According to some reports, it has amassed about 130,000 troops along parts […]

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Global view
Shifting Order

Shifting Order

For the last two decades, the global order has been witnessing a transition. The actors responsible for shaping the new order barely have any areas of common interest and are more conflicting. Consequently, the […]

430 views

Government & Politics
Pakistan at 75: A Symbol of Resilience with a Tough Battle Ahead

Pakistan at 75: A Symbol of Resilience with a Tough Battle Ahead

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan stands tall at 75 after its independence from British India on 14 August 1947 facing a tougher battle ahead. Pakistan is now the fifth largest country with 220 million […]

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Human Rights
Plight of Disaster-induced Internal Migrants in Pakistan

Plight of Disaster-induced Internal Migrants in Pakistan

‘I go to get registered as an IDP and they dismiss me. I don’t want to live here. I don’t want my children out on the streets. In my village, I have little but […]

453 views

India
Fascism in India and Silence of the American Government

Fascism in India and Silence of the American Government

The primary reason for US’ vehement opposition to China’s rise to a great (and eventually) superpower status is due to the threat it believes Beijing poses to the world order that Washington credits itself […]

802 views

Human Rights
Human Security versus Human Safety

Human Security versus Human Safety

While there is a lot of emphasis on human security in the recently released National Security Policy of Pakistan, and rightly so, I do not see enough attention to human safety, unless it is […]

349 views

Afghanistan
The Durand Line Debate

The Durand Line Debate

The recent incident at the Pak-Afghan border has once again brought the issue of Durand Line in the media. Reportedly, some local Afghan Taliban dismantled the border fence that had been installed by Pakistan. […]

535 views

India
Will India contain China? Lessons for the US

Will India contain China? Lessons for the US

The strategic partnership between India and the United States has deepened over the years and both are now major defence partners. India is also part of the Quad along with the US, Australia and […]

608 views

Emerging Technologies
Microwave Weapons and Impact on Human Beings

Microwave Weapons and Impact on Human Beings

From the past few months, scientists in the United States are trying to solve a mystery that they named ‘Havana Syndrome’. The seriousness of the matter can be gauged from the fact that the […]

5008 views

Domestic Economy
The Blurring Focus of Pakistan’s Economy

The Blurring Focus of Pakistan’s Economy

The month-long debate between self-centred politicians and the pseudo-intellectuals on the shifting paradigms of Pakistan’s policies from geo-strategy to geo-economics has done little for the people of Pakistan. Rather, it has further confused them […]

386 views

Kashmir
The Endless Kashmiri Agony

The Endless Kashmiri Agony

Kashmiri struggle and Indian repression appear to be defining elements of the disputed region. The Valley remains haunted by blood spilled ruthlessly over the years. Ever since independence in 1947, the attitude of every […]

387 views

India
Eroding Indian Democracy

Eroding Indian Democracy

Since its independence, India has followed a path in which democracy was merely a slogan rather than the strength of the society. The journey of Indian society from Sangh Parivaar to a character like […]

593 views

Global view
Resolving Conflict

Resolving Conflict

Amid the US-China tussle, Pakistan has maintained an impartial stance, wisely balancing its relations with the two. It stresses a non-partisan approach as it wants to refrain from joining any political bloc. This approach […]

456 views

Government & Politics
Pakistan’s NSP: Need to Focus on Geo-economics and Geopolitics

Pakistan’s NSP: Need to Focus on Geo-economics and Geopolitics

A nation without clearly defined direction according to its national values will surely face existential threats in the contemporary world. Pakistan, for the first time in its history, has been able to chart a […]

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Regional security/Region
Challenges to Regional Security

Challenges to Regional Security

Since the end of Cold War, most wars have taken place either in the Middle East or the adjacent South Asian region. Unfortunately, all of these wars and conflicts were between the Unequal Military […]

433 views

Nuclear
The P5 Pledge to Avoid Nuclear War should be Celebrated

The P5 Pledge to Avoid Nuclear War should be Celebrated

On January 3, leaders of the five nuclear-weapon states (the US, Russia, China, the UK and France, collectively known as P5) issued a joint statement on “preventing nuclear war and avoiding arms races”. The […]

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Domestic Economy
The Vanguard of Geoeconomics

The Vanguard of Geoeconomics

As the new National Security Policy (NSP) unequivocally states, geoeconomics is the new paradigm through which Pakistan will shape its security calculus. As a whole-of-government document, the NSP directs the entirety of the state […]

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