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Domestic Economy
Promoting Solar-based Microgeneration in Pakistan

Promoting Solar-based Microgeneration in Pakistan

The war in Ukraine and the resultant rise in global energy prices once again demonstrated the high vulnerability of Pakistan’s economy to external shocks, given its excessive dependence on energy imports, which currently account […]

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Emerging Technologies
Impact of AI on Chemical and Biological Warfare

Impact of AI on Chemical and Biological Warfare

Chemical and biological weapons (CBWs) have been tools of warfare for a long time. They have borne disastrous results in both World Wars and several conflicts worldwide. Due to their lethality, they are considered […]

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Emerging Technologies
 Role of Space Capabilities in the Russia-Ukraine War

Role of Space Capabilities in the Russia-Ukraine War

Space capabilities have evolved as a significant element of national strength in this technology-driven world. In fact, the dual-use nature of space technologies and their applications have witnessed substantial growth in both war and […]

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Defense
Should War be an Option to Maintain Peace?

Should War be an Option to Maintain Peace?

War is perhaps the easiest option, as seen throughout human history, available to belligerents to resolve their disputes. However, it remains the most expensive and painstaking method to attain political objectives. Therefore, the question […]

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India
The Missile Incident and Indian Misinformation

The Missile Incident and Indian Misinformation

In a press conference on 10 March 2022, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) declared that Pakistan’s Air Defence Operations Centre (ADOC), detected a supersonic flying object on the evening of 9th March that […]

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Global view
Strategic Chessboard of Eastern Europe

Strategic Chessboard of Eastern Europe

The tug-of-war for power and influence between the United States (US) and Russia in eastern Europe has garnered global attention. This geopolitical location could be seen as a ‘strategic chessboard’ of present times – […]

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India
Indo-US Partnership: Implications for Pakistan

Indo-US Partnership: Implications for Pakistan

Perhaps, one of the fallouts of the Kargil Conflict of 1999 between India and Pakistan was US President Clinton’s decision to increase strategic cooperation with India. Since then, India and the US have been […]

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India
Saffron Terror: India’s Approach towards Minorities

Saffron Terror: India’s Approach towards Minorities

Hate crimes in India against minorities, especially Muslims, are becoming rampant. Day in and day out, there are reports of people being lynched because they are not Hindus or because they belowng to a […]

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Government & Politics
Might of the Right

Might of the Right

President Macron was in the lead in the first round of the French Presidential Elections, securing 27.8% votes, trailed closely by far-right leader Marine Le Pen with 23.1%. Once again, thus, Emmanuel Macron will […]

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Counter Terrorism
Revisiting Counterterrorism Strategies of Pakistan

Revisiting Counterterrorism Strategies of Pakistan

Since the War on Terror, Pakistan has lost more than 83,000 lives and borne economic losses of more than USD126 billion. To crumble terrorism, Pakistan decided to conduct internal military operations following which there […]

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Government & Politics
Significance of Political Security

Significance of Political Security

According to Human Development Report 1994, “New Dimensions of Human Security,” which was prepared by the Committee headed by a renowned Pakistani economist Dr Mahbub ul Haq, the elements of human security include economic […]

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Defense
Protracted Wars may Become Counterproductive

Protracted Wars may Become Counterproductive

2500 years ago, the Chinese sage Sun Tzu laid certain strategic precepts which not only remain valid but are widely practised across the globe. Sun Tzu’s masterpiece The Art of War has been translated […]

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Defense
Rise of Mercenary Warfare & Wither Chivalry

Rise of Mercenary Warfare & Wither Chivalry

‘There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, War is all hell.’ This is a famous quote attributed to the Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman, […]

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Emerging Technologies
Promoting Technology-driven Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

Promoting Technology-driven Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

The world is proceeding towards digitalisation at an unbelievably fast pace. Emphasising its importance, Marc Andreessen, an American entrepreneur wrote , ‘Software is eating the world’. Indeed, digitalisation has revolutionised every other field of […]

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Emerging Technologies
Satellite Internet

Satellite Internet

Globalization has benefited both the developed and developing nations by providing them access to unexplored markets and cultures around the world through various innovative technologies and communication channels. To reap its maximum benefits, the […]

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Kashmir
Systematic Genocide of Kashmiris

Systematic Genocide of Kashmiris

Historically, weaker nations and communities have often been ruthlessly exterminated by the stronger in wars, ethnic clashes, tribal rifts, and imperial conquests. These exterminations were fictitiously justified through the then prevalent assumed theories and […]

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International Economy
The Pivotal Islamic Development Bank

The Pivotal Islamic Development Bank

The 48th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which was held in Islamabad, laid an important and due emphasis on collective effort towards solving the problems of the Ummah as a whole, as encapsulated […]

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Cyber
Dual Use of Cyber Surveillance Tools & the Case of Pegasus

Dual Use of Cyber Surveillance Tools & the Case of Pegasus

The continuous evolution of cyber capabilities has proportionally raised the risk of cyber warfare, cybercrimes, cyber surveillance, etc. Advancement in cyber capabilities and their dual nature is perceived by many as a national security […]

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Human Rights
Addressing the Challenge of Overpopulation in Pakistan

Addressing the Challenge of Overpopulation in Pakistan

Exponential growth of the human population is posing a serious threat to the limited resources of planet Earth. This indiscriminate increase is causing depletion of available resources rendering the environment less sustainable and unsuitable […]

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Defense
Let’s Embrace Realizm to Avert Wars and Conflict

Let’s Embrace Realizm to Avert Wars and Conflict

When I first introduced the most referred International Relation’s “Theory of Realism” as “Realizm,” a lot of questions were raised on its veracity and applicability. The sole purpose of offering this new nomenclature was […]

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Government & Politics
National Security Policy of Pakistan and Federal-Provincial Coordination

National Security Policy of Pakistan and Federal-Provincial Coordination

In a welcome development, the Prime Minister of Pakistan launched the country’s first National Security Policy (NSP) on 14 January 2022. Of significant importance is the shift that the policy has brought by adopting […]

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Nuclear
BrahMos Missile Incident: India’s Strategic Irresponsibility or Incompetence?

BrahMos Missile Incident: India’s Strategic Irresponsibility or Incompetence?

In the complex contemporary global, regional, and domestic environment, dominated by the Russia-Ukraine War, post-US withdrawal Afghanistan, growing internal security challenges and political dynamics in Pakistan, the recent incident of the Indian cruise missile […]

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Nuclear
How India’s Misguided Missile Could Have Sparked a Nuclear War

How India’s Misguided Missile Could Have Sparked a Nuclear War

On March 10, 2022, the director-general of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) held a press briefing and announced that a day earlier, on March 9, 2022, a supersonic projectile that originated in India had […]

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International Economy
The Russo-Ukrainian Conflict: An Economics  Research Agenda

The Russo-Ukrainian Conflict: An Economics Research Agenda

The eruption of hostilities between Russia and Ukraine in early 2022 left many observers worried about the state of the world in several domains: the disruption to the global economy, the application of cross-domain […]

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