Publications

Here are some of our recent OP-Eds

Human Rights
India Emerges as a ‘Country of Particular Concern’: US Commission Report

India Emerges as a ‘Country of Particular Concern’: US Commission Report

India has earned an unenviable distinction of becoming the third largest country in the world in terms of military expenditure, which according to the recent SIPRI report has increased by 6.8% in 2019 to $71.1 billion […]

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India
Coronavirus May Have Exposed India’s Economic Fault Lines

Coronavirus May Have Exposed India’s Economic Fault Lines

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has already exacted a devastating toll on the world economy in but a few months. Although developed countries have been shaken by the disruption, the developing world has borne the […]

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Global view
Sino-US Tensions During Covid-19

Sino-US Tensions During Covid-19

As the world grapples with an unceasing coronavirus pandemic, Washington and Beijing are engaged in trading barbs against each other, including accusations of having spread the virus deliberately. President Trump’s recent threat of consequences […]

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Global view
Coronavirus Pandemic and the Changing World Order

Coronavirus Pandemic and the Changing World Order

As the world is battling the novel coronavirus, the global political order is also undergoing a seismic shift. While it is still too early to predict a post-coronavirus world, some of the ongoing developments […]

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Society
The Post- Pandemic Psychology in Pakistan

The Post- Pandemic Psychology in Pakistan

In 2003 more than two dozen countries in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia were severely infected by a respiratory virus identified as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). By the time Sars global […]

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Government & Politics
Post COVID-19 World Order: How Different Will It Be?

Post COVID-19 World Order: How Different Will It Be?

The COVID-19 pandemic, termed as a “nuclear war in slow motion”, has exposed the global leadership crisis and the vulnerability of the international community to deal with the new and unforeseen hazards. The global […]

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India
Towards “The End of India”!

Towards “The End of India”!

The recent riots in New Delhi have once again exposed India’s structural fault lines, posing a serious existential challenge to a country of more than 1.3 billion population that remains deeply divided based on […]

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Regional security/Region
India’s ‘Surgical Strike’ Doctrine: Implications for South Asian Strategic Stability

India’s ‘Surgical Strike’ Doctrine: Implications for South Asian Strategic Stability

One year ago, on Feb 27, 2019, India and Pakistan engaged in a short aerial encounter that led to the shooting down of two Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft while an MI-17 helicopter was […]

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Nuclear
Nuclear Ban Treaty : Can it Unravel The Global Non-Proliferation Regime?

Nuclear Ban Treaty : Can it Unravel The Global Non-Proliferation Regime?

Abstract The Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNWs) was negotiated with the primary purpose of creating a new international norm, to bring pressure upon all the nuclear possessor states to work towards nuclear disarmament. […]

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Emerging Technologies
Artificial Intelligence and Coronavirus

Artificial Intelligence and Coronavirus

Coronavirus (Covid-19) has already had an immense impact on the world by infecting over two million persons and causing more than one hundred thousand deaths in just a few months. Given the suffering unleashed […]

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Regional security/Region
Pulwama/Balakot and The Evolving Role of Third Parties in India-Pakistan Crises

Pulwama/Balakot and The Evolving Role of Third Parties in India-Pakistan Crises

The 2019 Pulwama/Balakot crisis was a watershed moment in South Asia. Beyond seeing levels of escalation not seen on the Subcontinent in decades, it also underscored the evolving role of the United States in […]

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Defense
Lessons From Balakot: One Year On

Lessons From Balakot: One Year On

One year ago, India and Pakistan engaged in dangerous brinkmanship. What are the lessons learned? to read more: https://magazine.thediplomat.com/#/issues/-M0qnEN1tGWXGWRBYmd7/preview/-M0qoa9Ih0CPsIjWrR39 […]

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Domestic Economy
Four More Months on the Gray List: Pakistan's FATF Challenge

Four More Months on the Gray List: Pakistan's FATF Challenge

As expected, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global money-laundering and terror financing watchdog has kept Pakistan on the gray list in its much-anticipated plenary meeting concluded last week in Paris. While noting […]

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Environment
The COVID-19 challenge

The COVID-19 challenge

Today everyone, everywhere is talking about coronavirus (COVID-19). There’s an information overload and yet nobody really knows what to do about it generally, or when diagnosed with it. Social distancing is the silver bullet […]

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Environment
The Devious COVID-19 and The Day After!

The Devious COVID-19 and The Day After!

The devious COVID-19 virus remains a mystery with many conspiratorial prophecies about its origin and the cure, the timelines when it will recede, how will it impact the international security discourse, and what would […]

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International Economy
Coronavirus and Modern Monetary Theory

Coronavirus and Modern Monetary Theory

The onset of a widespread pandemic has also opened the doors to new conversations about the economics. In particular, the response of governments to COVID-19, particularly in developed countries, echoes the precepts of an […]

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Environment
Coronavirus: Tackling the Pandemic in Pakistan

Coronavirus: Tackling the Pandemic in Pakistan

The world is encountering a lethal pandemic, that has killed a large number of individuals with more then 76, 000 people losing their lives. Pakistan too is faced with a two pronged dilemma as […]

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Defense
Force Modernization: Challenges for India

Force Modernization: Challenges for India

India and Pakistan have not only fought three major wars but have also been engaged in low-intensity conflicts as well as military crises over the past decades. India is enhancing its strategic and military […]

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Government & Politics
Could Covid-19 Spark Socio-Economic Unrest in Pakistan?

Could Covid-19 Spark Socio-Economic Unrest in Pakistan?

Causing tens of thousands of deaths, COVID-19—also known as the novel coronavirus—has become a global pandemic within a couple of months. This perplexing pandemic has sent the world economy spiraling downwards. This can be […]

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Society
Towards a New Beginning

Towards a New Beginning

From the limitations imposed on gatherings to the curtailed movement of people, and from the closures of businesses to the lockdowns of entire nation-states, the novel coronavirus has hit the world hard. While we […]

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Society
COVID-19, the law and the executive

COVID-19, the law and the executive

Emergency situations unlock formidable executive powers. For example, in California the governor reserves the right ‘to the extent he deems necessary, have complete authority over all agencies of the state government and the right […]

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Domestic Economy
A Model for Coronavirus’ impact on our Economy

A Model for Coronavirus’ impact on our Economy

As the government, private businesses, civil society, and the public at large grapple with the emerging pandemic situation across the country, an important debate has evolved in many circles regarding the degree to which […]

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International Economy
Corona-Capitalism

Corona-Capitalism

As the economist David Graeber illustrated in his magisterial work Debt: the First 5000 Years, there is an inextricable link between the human experience of plagues and disease on one hand, and the imposition […]

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Regional security/Region
Is Populism Serving India’s Interest and that of the Region?

Is Populism Serving India’s Interest and that of the Region?

Analysis of speeches by various presidents, prime ministers, chancellors, and leaders of major political parties the world over reflect populist eloquence. Populism has become a distinct stratagem of a majority of the current political […]

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