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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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Regional security/Region
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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Government & Politics
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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Defense
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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Regional security/Region
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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India
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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India
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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Regional security/Region
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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International Economy
F as in IMF

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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Society
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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International Economy
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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Domestic Economy
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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Emerging Technologies
Global Governance: Nuclear Weapons Technologies and Climate Change

Global Governance: Nuclear Weapons Technologies and Climate Change

Technological development creates governance challenges beside other problems at global, regional and state levels. We increasingly seem to lack the intellectual or political resources to deal with these challenges. The diversity of actors in […]

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Global view
The Failing Global Governance

The Failing Global Governance

Conflicts and wars are the utmost realities of this world. World War II marked the historic transformation of the world order with the establishment of the global governance body, tasked primarily to promote cooperation […]

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International Economy
Economic Vandalism in our time

Economic Vandalism in our time

The philosophy that underpinned globalisation premised itself on mutually-advantageous opportunities that would arise from greater interconnectedness and exchange. However, globalisation tended to exacerbate the levels of inequality found both within and between countries. The […]

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Defense
India-Pakistan at the Brink of Another Serious Military Crisis

India-Pakistan at the Brink of Another Serious Military Crisis

South Asia is at the brink of another serious crisis that has the potential to escalate to a military conflict between the two nuclear armed neighbours. India’s decision to revoke Article 370 and 35-A […]

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Defense
The Controversy Surrounding India’s Nuclear NFU Posture!

The Controversy Surrounding India’s Nuclear NFU Posture!

South Asia is once again on a military escalation trajectory as a consequence of India’s decision to annex the occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Instead of taking corrective measures, senior Indian ministers […]

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India
The Myth of Indian Democracy

The Myth of Indian Democracy

In Mein Kampf, Hitler wrote, ‘The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat […]

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Government & Politics
A Nation Made of Contradictions

A Nation Made of Contradictions

According to the Cambridge English dictionary, contradiction is “a fact or statement that is the opposite of what someone has said or that is so different from another fact or statement that one of […]

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Defense
India’s February Miscalculation and Future of Indo-Pak Aerial Front

India’s February Miscalculation and Future of Indo-Pak Aerial Front

Some dreams are better left undreamt. One such dream was of Modi launching an attack on Balakot similar to Hitler’s attack on London in the battle of Britain. The strike reeked of delusions and […]

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Kashmir
Towards a Prosperous Indian Occupied Kashmir

Towards a Prosperous Indian Occupied Kashmir

As the annual UNGA session for 2019 approaches and pressure mounts on the Indian leadership due to its gross human rights violation, their defenders have begun to give weird reasoning for the abrogation or […]

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Kashmir
Kashmir: Evidence of Political Betrayals and Unfulfilled Promises

Kashmir: Evidence of Political Betrayals and Unfulfilled Promises

The blind eye policy towards Kashmir and other humanitarian crisis across the globe, reflects on the inability of the world institutions to cope with conflicts around the world. In an address in 1982, the […]

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