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Emerging Technologies
Microwave Weapons and Impact on Human Beings

Microwave Weapons and Impact on Human Beings

From the past few months, scientists in the United States are trying to solve a mystery that they named ‘Havana Syndrome’. The seriousness of the matter can be gauged from the fact that the […]

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Domestic Economy
The Blurring Focus of Pakistan’s Economy

The Blurring Focus of Pakistan’s Economy

The month-long debate between self-centred politicians and the pseudo-intellectuals on the shifting paradigms of Pakistan’s policies from geo-strategy to geo-economics has done little for the people of Pakistan. Rather, it has further confused them […]

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Kashmir
The Endless Kashmiri Agony

The Endless Kashmiri Agony

Kashmiri struggle and Indian repression appear to be defining elements of the disputed region. The Valley remains haunted by blood spilled ruthlessly over the years. Ever since independence in 1947, the attitude of every […]

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India
Eroding Indian Democracy

Eroding Indian Democracy

Since its independence, India has followed a path in which democracy was merely a slogan rather than the strength of the society. The journey of Indian society from Sangh Parivaar to a character like […]

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Global view
Resolving Conflict

Resolving Conflict

Amid the US-China tussle, Pakistan has maintained an impartial stance, wisely balancing its relations with the two. It stresses a non-partisan approach as it wants to refrain from joining any political bloc. This approach […]

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Government & Politics
Pakistan’s NSP: Need to Focus on Geo-economics and Geopolitics

Pakistan’s NSP: Need to Focus on Geo-economics and Geopolitics

A nation without clearly defined direction according to its national values will surely face existential threats in the contemporary world. Pakistan, for the first time in its history, has been able to chart a […]

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Regional security/Region
Challenges to Regional Security

Challenges to Regional Security

Since the end of Cold War, most wars have taken place either in the Middle East or the adjacent South Asian region. Unfortunately, all of these wars and conflicts were between the Unequal Military […]

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International Economy
The Return of Keynesianism? Exploring Path Dependency and Ideational Change in Post-Covid Fiscal Policy

The Return of Keynesianism? Exploring Path Dependency and Ideational Change in Post-Covid Fiscal Policy

Abstract The aim of this article is to explore the nature of policy change in the domain of public finance (fiscal policy) in the wake of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic as well as for […]

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Nuclear
The P5 Pledge to Avoid Nuclear War should be Celebrated

The P5 Pledge to Avoid Nuclear War should be Celebrated

On January 3, leaders of the five nuclear-weapon states (the US, Russia, China, the UK and France, collectively known as P5) issued a joint statement on “preventing nuclear war and avoiding arms races”. The […]

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Domestic Economy
The Vanguard of Geoeconomics

The Vanguard of Geoeconomics

As the new National Security Policy (NSP) unequivocally states, geoeconomics is the new paradigm through which Pakistan will shape its security calculus. As a whole-of-government document, the NSP directs the entirety of the state […]

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International Relations
Introducing ‘Realizm’

Introducing ‘Realizm’

Abstract  According to realist paradigm, the present international system is anarchic and selfish, and therefore needs to be reset, because the gap between the developed and developing nations has reached dangerous levels. The wars between […]

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Human Rights
The Missing Link in Human Security

The Missing Link in Human Security

Human security figured out prominently in the recently approved draft of Pakistan’s first-ever National Security Policy (NSP), and it is a welcome step by the government. However, it is extremely important that we understand […]

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Government & Politics
  National Security Policy of Pakistan: Critical Roadmap for the Future

National Security Policy of Pakistan: Critical Roadmap for the Future

Pakistan’s National Security Adviser (NSA) to the Prime Minister, Dr Moeed Yusuf, unveiled the country’s first ever National Security Policy (NSP) in the last month of 2021. It has been approved by the Federal […]

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Domestic Economy
Blizzards of Greed

Blizzards of Greed

The recent tragedy during a blizzard in Murree involving many stranded domestic tourists is illustrative of an industry that took the free market ideology a bit too closely to heart. 22 citizens, including 10 […]

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Emerging Technologies
Predicting 2022

Predicting 2022

It is difficult to predict what the future holds. However, estimations can be made based on careful evaluation of past experiences and years. The following predictions are, therefore, being shared as possible outcomes that […]

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Government & Politics
Individual and National Security Go Hand in Hand

Individual and National Security Go Hand in Hand

Pakistan’s first National Security Policy (NSP) was endorsed in the 36th National Security Committee (NSC) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on 27th December 2021. The NSC consists of the country’s key senior […]

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Afghanistan
OIC’s Council on Foreign Ministers Meeting & Pakistan’s Commitment towards Ending Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

OIC’s Council on Foreign Ministers Meeting & Pakistan’s Commitment towards Ending Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

Since the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021 after its longest and costliest war with an estimated cost of 2 trillion dollars, the Afghan issue has apparently become more complex. Especially, against […]

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Regional security/Region
Will India let Pakistan’s Hopes of an Integrated Region & Abating Cold War II Materialise?

Will India let Pakistan’s Hopes of an Integrated Region & Abating Cold War II Materialise?

Spanning over two decades, the end of the Afghan war heralds a new era not just for Afghanistan, but for the entire region and brings forth an opportunity to rebuild and reconnect for a […]

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India
Military Alliances versus Economic Cooperation

Military Alliances versus Economic Cooperation

The newer Blocs are taking shape based on geo-strategy, geo-economics, and geopolitics. While geo-economics cannot be seen as void of geopolitics, India seems to be taking more interest in the geostrategic domain to tackle […]

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Regional security/Region
Saudi-Iran Rivalry: Implications for Pakistan

Saudi-Iran Rivalry: Implications for Pakistan

Saudi Arabia and Iran have been locked in a bitter competition for power and influence in the Middle East for decades. The age-old rivalry between them is aggravated by ideology, nationalism, race for regional […]

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India
Regional Implications of BECA between US and India

Regional Implications of BECA between US and India

The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) is ‘an agreement signed between the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency of the US Department of Defence and the Defence Ministry of India on 27 October 2020 during 2+2 […]

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Afghanistan
Rays of Hope in Kabul’s Winter

Rays of Hope in Kabul’s Winter

At the time of Kabul’s fall in August 2021, it was already evident to some observers that the people of Afghanistan would face an imminent crisis without the wholehearted assistance of the international community. […]

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Government & Politics
Significance of National Security Policy of Pakistan

Significance of National Security Policy of Pakistan

In today’s complex and uncertain global environment, there is nothing more important than security, whether it is for an individual, community, or state. However, in a changing paradigm, no state can ensure its national […]

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India
Indian Festivities over the S-400 Air Defense System

Indian Festivities over the S-400 Air Defense System

Arrival of the S-400 air defense system (ADS) is being marked with festive celebrations in India with the media tagging the system as a game-changing technology. Their excitement can be felt from the fact […]

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