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Domestic Economy
Control the Corrupt-o-Currency to Save Pakistan’s Economy

Control the Corrupt-o-Currency to Save Pakistan’s Economy

Pakistan’s economic woes continue without any worthwhile respite to the people of the country. In spite of the incumbent government’s efforts and claims about the stabilisation of macroeconomic indicators and positive projections about the […]

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Emerging Technologies
The Quantum Technologies Race between the US & China

The Quantum Technologies Race between the US & China

Revolutionizing Technology Modern technologies and their applications have transformed human life. Some of these technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and space technology, are offering groundbreaking capabilities in both civilian and military domains. Similarly, in […]

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COVID-19
The Good Messengers

The Good Messengers

The dissemination of critical information about natural disasters, including pandemics, is premised on international cooperation with transparency and good faith. This requires countries to alert the world as soon as they can about the […]

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Afghanistan
Disbanded Afghan Security Forces, Reinforcing IS-K and Regional Security

Disbanded Afghan Security Forces, Reinforcing IS-K and Regional Security

The Taliban became the de facto rulers of Afghanistan on 15th August 2021 after the fall of Kabul. Although the fall of Afghanistan did not transpire overnight, the pace at which it occurred and […]

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India
The Plight of Indian Muslims: On and Off the Pitch

The Plight of Indian Muslims: On and Off the Pitch

The targeted marginalization of Indian Muslims is not novel for those who follow Indian politics. The repeated repressive attitude towards minorities, specifically Muslims has become an accepted norm in the Indian society. The ICC […]

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Regional security/Region
China: A Helping Hand to Afghanistan

China: A Helping Hand to Afghanistan

Following the fall of Kabul, and departure of the last US cargo planes from Afghanistan, the Taliban celebrated victory and declared complete independence from foreign occupation on 30 August 2021. They subsequently announced an […]

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Nuclear
China’s FOBS Test was not a ‘Sputnik Moment’

China’s FOBS Test was not a ‘Sputnik Moment’

The news of China launching a rocket using a “Fractional Orbital Bombardment System” (FOBS) to propel a nuclear-capable “hypersonic glide vehicle” around the world has initiated an animated debate in US strategic circles. After the […]

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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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