Publications

Here are some of our recent OP-Eds

Cyber
Evolving Challenges of Cyber Security

Evolving Challenges of Cyber Security

While the brighter side of the information revolution facilitated the human race in connecting more easily and conducting their businesses far more conveniently, the darker side of this revolution has yet to be fully […]

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Government & Politics
Revival of Quad & the US’ Strategic Shift

Revival of Quad & the US’ Strategic Shift

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) was formed as a consultative dialogue forum between the United States (US), Japan, Australia, and India in 2007. The idea was to deal with the regional challenges of the […]

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Government & Politics
Abraham Accords: One Year Later

Abraham Accords: One Year Later

One year has passed since the Abraham Accords were brokered by the United States between United Arab Emirates (UAE), Israel, and Bahrain. This was followed by the addition of Morocco and Sudan shortly afterwards. […]

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Airforce
Pakistan Air Force: Undoubtedly ‘Second to None’!

Pakistan Air Force: Undoubtedly ‘Second to None’!

In the era of advance technologies, the character of warfare has also revolutionized and air forces across the world have assumed centerstage in guarantying National Security. In its 75-year history, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) […]

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Airforce
IAF post-Pulwama and Galwan Skirmishes: What Should be PAF’s Response?

IAF post-Pulwama and Galwan Skirmishes: What Should be PAF’s Response?

The last two years have been instrumental for the Indian Armed Forces as the country found itself embroiled in two of the most significant clashes with its arch-rivals, Pakistan and China. The India-Pakistan Pulwama […]

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Afghanistan
Effects of Ethnicity on Afghanistan’s Politics

Effects of Ethnicity on Afghanistan’s Politics

Afghanistan is once again undergoing a profound political transition. Since 1973, the frequency of change in regimes and political systems have remained unusually high. Historically, this can be blamed on repeated foreign interference or […]

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Afghanistan
Afghanistan and its Uncertainties

Afghanistan and its Uncertainties

Now that the Taliban are responding to calls by regional states like China, Russia and Pakistan to establish an all-inclusive government in Afghanistan to gain worldwide recognition, US President Biden has also announced a […]

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Aerospace
Inspiration4: A New Era of Space Tourism

Inspiration4: A New Era of Space Tourism

From the onset, space-based capabilities were mainly associated with military usage. However, with the passage of time, the rapid increase in the dividends offered by space and related technologies have broadened its scope. Consequently, […]

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Regional security/Region
Pakistan’s Contributions towards Peace & Prosperity in Afghanistan

Pakistan’s Contributions towards Peace & Prosperity in Afghanistan

Pakistan has long maintained that peace and stability in Afghanistan can only be achieved through dialogue, reconciliation, and peaceful settlement between the warring parties in the conflict. Pakistan’s top leadership has always emphasized the […]

590 views

Nuclear
A Catalyst for Nuclear Proliferation

A Catalyst for Nuclear Proliferation

The recent Australia, United Kingdom and United States (AUKUS) announcement about the provision of nuclear-powered submarines by the US and UK to Australia through a build and design project has set a new norm […]

475 views

International Economy
 The Third Stage of Modern China

The Third Stage of Modern China

The historical materialists describe the evolution of society across various stages: (1) feudalism; (2) capitalism; (3) socialism; and (4) Communism, for example, and the fourth stage is the North Star to which the Chinese […]

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International Economy
Evolving Geo-economic Landscape: Opportunity for Deeper Economic Ties between Iran and Pakistan

Evolving Geo-economic Landscape: Opportunity for Deeper Economic Ties between Iran and Pakistan

Pakistan and Iran enjoy historical, cultural, and religious linkages. Unfortunately, the two sides have been unable to build upon these foundations in terms of bilateral economic cooperation. The countries share a 959 kilometers long […]

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Global view
Outlook of Pakistan-United States Relationship

Outlook of Pakistan-United States Relationship

With the end of America’s longest (and probably costliest) war in Afghanistan, it appears that the country is now redefining new terms of engagement with Pakistan (the only frontline non-NATO ally) in her ‘War […]

634 views

Regional security/Region
Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Regional Peace:  An Opportunity for Afghanistan

Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Regional Peace: An Opportunity for Afghanistan

On the 21st Summit (16-17 September) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, regional leaders stressed the importance of engaging with Afghanistan after the Taliban retook control and named a new […]

641 views

Domestic Economy
The Unease of Doing Business

The Unease of Doing Business

The ability to attract international capital is for many governments a question of the utmost priority, and they continually vie for the attention of major global investors by marketing themselves as business-friendly jurisdictions. In […]

356 views

Regional security/Region
Pakistan’s Strategic Relevance in South Asia

Pakistan’s Strategic Relevance in South Asia

Pakistan is blessed with a geographical location, which makes it an extremely important player in the entire region in general, and South Asia in particular. Pakistan’s geography, its topographical features and its access to […]

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Government & Politics
Aftermath of War in Afghanistan: A Generation of Lost Futures

Aftermath of War in Afghanistan: A Generation of Lost Futures

The United States, after it shed the blood of thousands, made myriad homeless, induced fear and post-traumatic stress, rolled a whole nation back to the Stone Age with bleak hope for the future, decided […]

439 views

Emerging Technologies
Chinese EMP Test to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems

Chinese EMP Test to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems

Amongst emerging technologies Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are making a profound impact both in civil and military sectors. Although this technology is not entirely new but due to exponential advancements in the last few […]

609 views

Cyber
 Social Media: A Tool for Political Propaganda?

Social Media: A Tool for Political Propaganda?

Social media platforms gained popularity by ensuring open access, promoting impartial values, the right to free speech, and highlighting the need for reforms related to governance and accountability in the public domain. However, over […]

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Society
A Nation Stays Alive When its Culture Stays Alive

A Nation Stays Alive When its Culture Stays Alive

The battle for the control of the skies is fierce, not between aircraft or drones made of metal and steel but between delicate and appealing kites made of paper and string. They appear as […]

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Afghanistan
The Dilemma of Women in Afghanistan

The Dilemma of Women in Afghanistan

As the Taliban are gaining ground and fighting in Afghanistan is intensifying, with complete withdrawal of US forces by September 2021, the prospects of expanding Taliban control and a probable civil war within Afghanistan […]

712 views

Aerospace
International Space Station and the Future of International Cooperation in Space

International Space Station and the Future of International Cooperation in Space

Since the beginning of the Space Age, the prevailing notion was that ‘Space was a common heritage of mankind’, meant for shared progress. Despite getting engaged in a race to dominate this realm, the […]

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Cyber
An Overview of Pakistan’s Cyber Security Policies

An Overview of Pakistan’s Cyber Security Policies

Rapid digitalization and penetration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in all walks of life have exposed states to new and evolving cybersecurity threats. Protection of data and networks from these has become a […]

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Aerospace
Pakistan International Airlines: Great People to Fly With

Pakistan International Airlines: Great People to Fly With

It is commonly believed that state institutions should never be politicised because it may have implications on the security of the state, depending upon the nature and character of the organisation. Unfortunately, Pakistan International […]

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