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Society
Pakistan’s Narrative

Pakistan’s Narrative

Pakistan was created as a result of a long and gruelling politico-legal battle by the Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and his able associates. The Quaid wanted to stay within united India, provided the political […]

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COVID-19
Pakistan’s Early Victories Against Coronavirus

Pakistan’s Early Victories Against Coronavirus

As with all countries, the coronavirus pandemic has been a foremost concern for governments and societies seeking to strike a balance between preserving both lives and livelihoods. Although many countries continue to suffer exacting […]

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COVID-19
Coronavirus v. Pakistan: Early Successes in the Epidemiological Battle

Coronavirus v. Pakistan: Early Successes in the Epidemiological Battle

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic that rampaged the earth throughout 2020 also brought the epidemiological battle to Pakistan’s doorstep, where it was thought that structural weaknesses would exact a particularly severe toll. This was because […]

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Cyber
The Emerging Threat of Indian Cyber Warfare Against Pakistan

The Emerging Threat of Indian Cyber Warfare Against Pakistan

Technology, though essentially an element of national power has also become a pivotal national security risk for the nation statesin recent decades. The growing reliance of states on cyberspace and digital networks has revolutionized […]

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Government & Politics
Balance Between Economic Growth & Environmental Protection in CPEC

Balance Between Economic Growth & Environmental Protection in CPEC

China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has brought with it some environmental concerns. The trillion-dollar project encompassing `six continents is designed to accelerate economic growth by focusing on infrastructure developments, economic/industrial zones, road […]

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India
Why the S 400 would not Serve India’s Purpose?

Why the S 400 would not Serve India’s Purpose?

The Indian military is on a spree of sophisticated defence procurements from around the world. It has manifested active engagement in defence alliances to buttress its military force posture. Indian military modernization, however, suffers […]

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Global view
US-China Tensions: Pacific Deterrence Initiative and Alliances

US-China Tensions: Pacific Deterrence Initiative and Alliances

The US-China tensions have escalated to their worst since the pandemic. The strategic and geopolitical frictions especially in the Indo-Pacific region are witnessing an ascending trajectory. The Chinese influence in South China Sea looms […]

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Defense
Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Act 1 (February 2019): India undertakes ‘non-military’ surgical strikes across the international boundary. The failure of the attack and the ensuing successful Pakistan Air Force counter strike forces the Indian Prime Minister to remark […]

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India
The Abettors of Rage

The Abettors of Rage

Over the past few years, the global public has articulated an increasing concern about the influence that social media platforms might exert on a society when co-opted by vested political interests. More specifically, there […]

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India
India’s Military Modernization: A Risk to Strategic Equilibrium

India’s Military Modernization: A Risk to Strategic Equilibrium

In a bid to ascend the world stage, India is swiftly modernizing her military and upgrading the defense inventory. The recent induction of "Rafale", French origin fighter in the Indian Air Force (IAF) and […]

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Kashmir
365 Days of Curfew

365 Days of Curfew

Last week thousands of people protested in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions–mandatory masks, social distancing and limited gatherings. Many in the affluent western European state regard the curbs imposed to contain the spread of the […]

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Nuclear
The Lasting Relevance of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Case of Syria

The Lasting Relevance of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Case of Syria

A history of conventions, agreements, and treaties runs throughout human civilisation. The 19th and 20th Centuries witnessed a rise in such conventions, thereby paving the way to cap burgeoning conflicts globally. Yet, despite such […]

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Airforce
Rafale Induction and South Asian Strategic Stability

Rafale Induction and South Asian Strategic Stability

Ever since attaining independence in 1947, India has remained a cause of disturbance and conflict in the region, and the most distrusted country by its neighbours. It started with deceitfully moving troops into the […]

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Kashmir
The Nightmare: A Year in  Captivity

The Nightmare: A Year in Captivity

It was precisely one year ago, on 5th August 2019, that the long-standing nightmare in Kashmir began to unfurl as never before. The people of Kashmir, held down by brutality for generations, were told […]

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International Economy
New Laws and the FATF

New Laws and the FATF

Despite its glaring inconsistencies and extreme politicisation, the FATF has managed to deflect attention from its own partisan scheming as a tool for certain world capitals, and instead inflicted damage and consistent pressure on […]

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Society
The Bread and the Circus

The Bread and the Circus

At the apogee of their empire, it was argued that the Romans adhered to a simple point objective in governance: the bread and the circus. Panem et Circenses, as the poet Juvenal called the […]

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Nuclear
NTI INDEX: Pakistan with Most Improved Nuclear Security Credentials

NTI INDEX: Pakistan with Most Improved Nuclear Security Credentials

Pakistan has emerged as the country with most improved nuclear security credentials in the 2020 Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) report that was released on Jul 22, 2020. Amongst the countries that have 1 kg or more […]

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Society
Gender Inequality in Education

Gender Inequality in Education

There are 774 million illiterate people in the world and alarmingly two-thirds of them are females. It indicates that majority of girls in many parts of the world are out of school. UNICEF reports […]

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Government & Politics
Directions for Pensions

Directions for Pensions

Pensions and other social protections are a difficult topic for policymakers in nearly every society. The problem of building sustainable pension and social protection solutions is, however, much more acute in developing countries, where […]

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COVID-19
COVID-19 and Governance Challenges

COVID-19 and Governance Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic was declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11. At the time of declaration there were 118,000 confirmed cases in 114 countries with 4,291 lives lost […]

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Regional security/Region
India-China border dispute has implications for Pakistan and region

India-China border dispute has implications for Pakistan and region

The militaries of two of the largest nations in the world - China and India - stood eyeball to eyeball for over a month in the sub-zero temperatures of the Himalayas. Simmering tensions between […]

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Aerospace
Emirates Mission Mars: UAE’s Quest for the Red Planet

Emirates Mission Mars: UAE’s Quest for the Red Planet

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is all geared up to join the exclusive Mars club as the first Arab mission to Mars awaits its launch within a few days. After transforming desert sands into glamourous […]

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COVID-19
Pandemics in the Unequal Society

Pandemics in the Unequal Society

The contrast between those countries which have flattened their COVID-19 curves and those that haven’t is becoming ever more stark. Among the victors in the fight against coronavirus (thus far) include South Korea, Vietnam, […]

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Regional security/Region
An Argument on Sino-India Conflict

An Argument on Sino-India Conflict

Lately, tension has built along the China – India disputed borders. Since the Dokhlam crisis, both sides have gradually increased their number of troops in the areas near Pangong lake and Galwan valley region. […]

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