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Emerging Technologies
Cyber Warfare: A Weapon of Mass Disruption

Cyber Warfare: A Weapon of Mass Disruption

Cyberwarfare in its present form may be a new phenomenon, but the concept is as old as warfare itself. In the olden days also, rivals made efforts to physically disrupt the communication systems of […]

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National Narrative
23rd March: A Day for Self-Assessment

23rd March: A Day for Self-Assessment

23rd March 1940 holds great significance for the Pakistani nation. It marks the day when Indian Muslims showed their firm intent to practice their right of self-determination and secure a better future for the […]

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Government & Politics
A Pop Quiz on South Asia

A Pop Quiz on South Asia

The renowned US columnist Charley Reese once compiled a ‘Pop Quiz on Middle East’ which was published in ‘Orlando Sentinel’ – the leading newspaper of Orlando, Florida, on 8 February 1998. The quiz served to further […]

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India
India’s Radioactive Bazaar

India’s Radioactive Bazaar

While global markets are taking a dip due to economic recession, India’s illicit uranium market seems to be flourishing unabated. Earlier this year in February, eight people were apprehended in Nepal, including two Indian […]

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India
Was it Really an Accident?

Was it Really an Accident?

At a time when a full-scale war in Ukraine entered the 14th day, with Russian troops on the outskirts of Capital Kyiv, India accidentally fires a missile into Pakistan’s territory on the night of 9th […]

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Environment
A Case for Making Pakistani Cities Green

A Case for Making Pakistani Cities Green

For many city-dwellers, urban green spaces, or the lack thereof, might only matter due to their role in beautifying the environment and providing sites for recreation. However, a lack of such spaces could have […]

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Global view
The New World Order 2.0

The New World Order 2.0

While Pakistan has been engaged in an intense debate about “geostrategy” and “geo-economics,” geopolitics has taken over global affairs by storm. Geopolitical considerations, based on supreme national interests as dictated by classical realism with […]

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International Economy
 Their Map, Our Territory

Their Map, Our Territory

The former chair of the US Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, attempted in his mea culpa, The Map and the Territory to explain why central banks failed to foresee the 2008 financial crisis, and argued […]

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Emerging Technologies
Revolution in Health Sector with AI Developments

Revolution in Health Sector with AI Developments

Developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have taken the world by storm. Whether for military or civilian use, the hybrid character of AI has placed it in high demand. On the one hand, the world […]

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Nuclear
North Korea and its Ambitious Missile Programme

North Korea and its Ambitious Missile Programme

During the past few months, there have been several significant strategic developments in the Korean Peninsula where North Korea is conducting back-to-back missile tests. January 2022 has been a record-breaking month for the country […]

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Defense
Pak-Russia Military Diplomacy

Pak-Russia Military Diplomacy

Military diplomacy may be understood as a set of peaceful military activities and employment of resources and capabilities to promote national interests. It helps in building strong ties with regional and friendly countries and […]

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India
Hindu Rashtra: From RSS to BJP

Hindu Rashtra: From RSS to BJP

After its independence in 1947, India promoted itself as the largest democracy and a secular state in the world. However, since then the deep-rooted violence, extremism and fascism have dominated Indian politics. Madhav Sadashiv […]

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Afghanistan
Initiatives to stimulate Pak-Afghan Bilateral Trade

Initiatives to stimulate Pak-Afghan Bilateral Trade

Since the fall of Kabul in August last year, the Afghan public has faced a series of challenges in coping with their new reality, not least due to restrictive US sanctions and lack of […]

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Global view
Ukraine Crisis and its Impact on Great Power Competition

Ukraine Crisis and its Impact on Great Power Competition

The current crisis in Ukraine has once again revived the concept of great power competition and its impact on international security. The escalating situation intensified after the deployment of Russian forces on its border […]

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Regional security/Region
Expanding Regional Connectivity between MESACA

Expanding Regional Connectivity between MESACA

Let me first explain the acronym, MESACA. It stands for “Middle East-South Asia-Central Asia.” Expanding regional connectivity between MESACA can prove to be a game-changer, particularly for the relatively poor performing states. It is […]

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India
Ukraine Crisis: India Walking a Tightrope between Kremlin and Washington

Ukraine Crisis: India Walking a Tightrope between Kremlin and Washington

Russia has been gathering troops along its border with Ukraine over the course of the past year, stoking fears of imminent invasion. According to some reports, it has amassed about 130,000 troops along parts […]

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Emerging Technologies
Public Value and Citizen-Driven Digital Innovation: A Cryptocurrency Study

Public Value and Citizen-Driven Digital Innovation: A Cryptocurrency Study

Abstract Public value theory was conceived in a time before the far-reaching consequences of the digital era were fully realized, without sufficient explicit consideration of the dynamic and disruptive shifts that might occur on the […]

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Global view
Shifting Order

Shifting Order

For the last two decades, the global order has been witnessing a transition. The actors responsible for shaping the new order barely have any areas of common interest and are more conflicting. Consequently, the […]

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Government & Politics
Pakistan at 75: A Symbol of Resilience with a Tough Battle Ahead

Pakistan at 75: A Symbol of Resilience with a Tough Battle Ahead

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan stands tall at 75 after its independence from British India on 14 August 1947 facing a tougher battle ahead. Pakistan is now the fifth largest country with 220 million […]

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Human Rights
Plight of Disaster-induced Internal Migrants in Pakistan

Plight of Disaster-induced Internal Migrants in Pakistan

‘I go to get registered as an IDP and they dismiss me. I don’t want to live here. I don’t want my children out on the streets. In my village, I have little but […]

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India
Fascism in India and Silence of the American Government

Fascism in India and Silence of the American Government

The primary reason for US’ vehement opposition to China’s rise to a great (and eventually) superpower status is due to the threat it believes Beijing poses to the world order that Washington credits itself […]

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Human Rights
Human Security versus Human Safety

Human Security versus Human Safety

While there is a lot of emphasis on human security in the recently released National Security Policy of Pakistan, and rightly so, I do not see enough attention to human safety, unless it is […]

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Afghanistan
The Durand Line Debate

The Durand Line Debate

The recent incident at the Pak-Afghan border has once again brought the issue of Durand Line in the media. Reportedly, some local Afghan Taliban dismantled the border fence that had been installed by Pakistan. […]

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India
Will India contain China? Lessons for the US

Will India contain China? Lessons for the US

The strategic partnership between India and the United States has deepened over the years and both are now major defence partners. India is also part of the Quad along with the US, Australia and […]

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