Publications

Here are some of our recent OP-Eds

The Paradox of Hunger
The Paradox of Hunger

The Paradox of Hunger

There is a paradox of hunger that pervades our society with respect to the consumption of food. On one hand, we are categorized among the hungriest and food-scarce on earth; and on the other, […]

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Society
The Housing of Good Intentions

The Housing of Good Intentions

The Naya Pakistan Housing Program (NPHP) seeks to address a chronic national shortage of affordable housing through the construction of five million homes over a five-year horizon. Government statements stress the role of public-private partnerships […]

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Society
The Disquiet in People’s Lives

The Disquiet in People’s Lives

Here is what the reporters are saying: the people have come on to the streets, expressing their rage through marching, chanting, rioting, confronting the police, demanding an end to the current government’s corruption, and […]

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Emerging Trends
Emerging Trends in Asia Pacific: Japan-Australia Strategic Cooperation

Emerging Trends in Asia Pacific: Japan-Australia Strategic Cooperation

In international politics, there have been periods of mistrust, suspicion and coercion between different states. In the present day, states’ behaviour is an example of the same pattern. During the previous century, Japan and […]

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CPEC
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor – The Politico-Strategic Dimension

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor – The Politico-Strategic Dimension

The signing of the civil nuclear deal between the United States and India in 2008 ushered in a period of intimate relations between the two countries. The period witnessed consolidation of Indo-US ties in […]

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A Fine Retort
A Fine Retort

A Fine Retort

In February 2019 over forty Indian paramilitary troops were killed in an attack later claimed by Jaish-e-Muhammad, a proscribed organization. Following this militant attack, tensions between India and Pakistan began to soar.  India conspiratorially […]

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Options for Pakistan
The Changing Dynamics of Sino-India Relations – Options for Pakistan

The Changing Dynamics of Sino-India Relations – Options for Pakistan

There are no permanent friends or enemies in international political system. This phenomenon has become the hallmark of interstate relations and time and again is unfolded in relation to newer actors. The informal Summit […]

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Reviewing the Brotherhood in Saffron
Reviewing the Brotherhood in Saffron

Reviewing the Brotherhood in Saffron

It was at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that Prime Minister Imran Khan made a rousing speech on 29th September decrying the police state that India had by then imposed for more than […]

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Politics
The Underlying Political Deception of BJP in India

The Underlying Political Deception of BJP in India

Political deception has played a major role in the political system of modern nation-states. Leaders tend to keep citizens in an opaque frame for quite some time. They have played this card before, whether […]

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Saudi-Iran
Why Pakistan Cannot Afford a Saudi-Iran War

Why Pakistan Cannot Afford a Saudi-Iran War

Endeavours to preserve and strengthen fraternal relations among Muslim countries underpinning Islamic unity constitute one of the guiding principles of Pakistan’s foreign policy. It is for this reason that soon after its inception, Pakistan […]

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Kashmir
The Burning Kashmir and International Silence

The Burning Kashmir and International Silence

Even after two and a half months of Indian occupied Kashmir valley’s lockdown by the Modi government, the international community is not listening to the grievances of the oppressed Kashmiri people. How many more […]

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Kashmir

"F" as in IMF

An International Monitory Fund (IMF) mission concluded a five-day visit to Pakistan last month, and issued a press statement that highlighted progress in several key areas. The delegation was led by their regional mission […]

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Climate Change
Climate Change: A Looming Threat for National Security

Climate Change: A Looming Threat for National Security

Climate change has become a global threat and it is a policy challenge that is complex in nature. It is magnifying the existing inequalities between the developed and developing world. This difference will give […]

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Climate Change
Watchdog or Lapdog?

Watchdog or Lapdog?

The FATF and its mirror-body APG have begun to tighten the noose around Pakistan, and their most recently revealed report card (The Mutual Evaluation Report, MER), presents a mixed opinion about the steps Pakistan […]

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Climate Change
Dissecting Circular Debt

Dissecting Circular Debt

Among the set of structural challenges that Pakistan faces, the circular debt crisis is one that stands out both for its complexity and for its near-exclusiveness to the Pakistani context. The circular debt problem […]

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