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Regional security/Region
Operation Swift Retort: Future Scenario

Operation Swift Retort: Future Scenario

Operation Swift Retort and subsequent events stands as the most instructive ones in the recent history of aerial conflicts between the two neighbouring South Asian nuclear-armed states. Two years after the Indian Air Force’s […]

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Regional security/Region
 Revisiting February 27, 2019:  PAF’s Befitting Reply to Indian Aggression

Revisiting February 27, 2019: PAF’s Befitting Reply to Indian Aggression

February 27, 2019 will haunt the Indian government for years to come. What was envisioned as an election-winning stunt turned into a major disaster. In February 2019, a suicide attack was carried out on […]

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Regional security/Region
The Interplay of Hindutva Belligerence & Indian Economic Decline

The Interplay of Hindutva Belligerence & Indian Economic Decline

February 27, 2021, marks the second anniversary of Operation Swift Retort when the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) effectively thwarted the thoughtless provocation and uncalled for aggression of the Indian Air Force (IAF) by downing […]

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Regional security/Region
Understanding Pulwama and Beyond

Understanding Pulwama and Beyond

According to renowned British strategist Sir James Cable, “the nuclearization of the subcontinent may have prevented the risks of full-scale or conventional war, but it has also “provided a kind of greenhouse in which […]

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Environment
President  Biden's Re-joins The  Paris Agreement: A Good Omen For The Planet

President Biden's Re-joins The Paris Agreement: A Good Omen For The Planet

Climate change is a persistent threat and its impacts are damaging the environment and worsening existing inequalities in the world. Rapidly melting glaciers in the North and South Poles is a major example where […]

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Regional security/Region
The Acts of Our Mercy

The Acts of Our Mercy

On February 26th, 2019 the Indian Air Force (IAF) engaged in an hasty misadventure against Pakistan, and was met with an immediate and impeccably executed response that later came to be known as Operation […]

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Domestic Economy
Extractive Institutions & Post-Colonial Pakistan

Extractive Institutions & Post-Colonial Pakistan

Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson are amongst the most cited scholars in economics and social sciences. Both gentlemen are highly accomplished academics with research interests converging towards the political economy, economic history, labor economics, […]

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Domestic Economy
Pakistan’s Tax Woes & the ‘Notch’ Issues

Pakistan’s Tax Woes & the ‘Notch’ Issues

Pakistan is grappling with a plethora of economic challenges ranging from low economic growth, high unemployment, high inflation, and current account crisis, to name a few. Consequently, the country performs poorly across a range […]

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Government & Politics
Biden Administration and Future of Arms Control

Biden Administration and Future of Arms Control

With the international community involved in a rapid arms race, nuclear proliferation treaties are essential. The newly appointed Biden Administration's approach towards existing treaties will have a lasting impact on the future of arms […]

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Government & Politics
US-China Rivalry impacting India & Japan Asymmetrically

US-China Rivalry impacting India & Japan Asymmetrically

The US-China rivalry and their quest to mark their sphere of influence have entangled states in a dilemma – which side are they on? While many states are attempting to maintain a balance in […]

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Society
The ‘Neo-Liberalization’ of COVID Vaccine

The ‘Neo-Liberalization’ of COVID Vaccine

The invention of several coronavirus vaccines offers a glimmer of hope to contain a pandemic that has, thus far, killed 2.1 million people and resulted in the worst economic recession in 80 years. However, […]

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Global view
Morocco Recognizes Israel: Dying Hope of Self-Determination in West Sahara

Morocco Recognizes Israel: Dying Hope of Self-Determination in West Sahara

On December 10, 2020, the United States successfully brokered normalization of ties between Morocco and Israel. This makes Morocco, the oldest Arab monarchies, the sixth state in the MENA region to establish formal ties […]

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India
Unchecked India: A Threat to Peace

Unchecked India: A Threat to Peace

The ambitions of India’s military modernization are growing at odds with her ally - United States’ 2017 law aimed at deterring nations from procuring Russian military hardware. The recent friction between two strategic partners […]

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Government & Politics
Can Biden Repair American Power?

Can Biden Repair American Power?

The transition of the Biden Administration from Trump administration is an extraordinary event in US history. The world and the American nation are both concerned whether the incoming Biden administration can repair the damage […]

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International Economy
Money Laundering and Jurisprudence

Money Laundering and Jurisprudence

Money laundering promotes corporate and individual tax evasion. It worsens economic inequality globally, particularly in the developing world, and helps fund organized criminal activity. Moreover, it aggravates socio-economic disparities. Many things need to be […]

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Kashmir
In Solidarity with the People of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir

In Solidarity with the People of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir

Over the past couple of years two of the world’s famous democracies, the oldest one being the United States, and ostensibly the largest one being India, have witnessed a most tumultuous period in their […]

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International Economy
Economic Diplomacy: A Review

Economic Diplomacy: A Review

Introduction The aim of this working paper is to present a literature review of economic diplomacy (ED). ED has adorned an increasing importance in international political economy and inter-state relations, which has increased the multi-stakeholder […]

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Regional security/Region
The Traps of Antiquity

The Traps of Antiquity

As tensions between the United States and China have simmered in recent years, scholars and strategists have sought to frame the contemporary rivalry between both powers in a wider historical context. The frequent temptation […]

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Regional security/Region
Modi’s Hawkish Style of Leadership

Modi’s Hawkish Style of Leadership

The leaked WhatsApp conversation of popular Indian journalist Arnab Goswami with former Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) CEO Partho Dasgupta has exposed the true face and intentions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. conversation makes it […]

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Defense
How Drones in Azerbaijan won the War against Armenia

How Drones in Azerbaijan won the War against Armenia

While it is true that drones are currently not substitutes for manned aircraft, but their potential to emerge as a critical force multiplier will affect the means and methods of warfare over land, air […]

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International Economy
Reprieve and Mercy Debt Relief for the Developing  World during Coronavirus

Reprieve and Mercy Debt Relief for the Developing World during Coronavirus

Debt relief is a theme in the developing economics literature that has always garnered considerable interest, both from proponent and opponent camps (Bird and Milne 2003; Boote and Thugge 1997; Chauvin and Kraay 2005). […]

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Global view
Pakistan's  U.S.-China  Balancing  Act

Pakistan's U.S.-China Balancing Act

As effects of the deteriorating relations between the United States and China loom over South Asia, Pakistan will need to tread carefully. The tense nature of U.S.-China relations and the deepening U.S. strategic partnership […]

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Society
The Moral Vaccination

The Moral Vaccination

In 2020, the world waited with bated breath as pharma companies around the world raced to arrive at a workable, safe, and efficient vaccine against the coronavirus (Covid-19). By December, 2020, good news was […]

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Global view
Optimism about Pak-US Ties during Biden’s Presidency: Warranted or Not so Much?

Optimism about Pak-US Ties during Biden’s Presidency: Warranted or Not so Much?

With the victory of Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the 2020 United States presidential elections, many in Pakistan are jubilant and anticipating a positive stimulus in bilateral relations. While it is true that a […]

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