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Airforce
Late Air Chief Marshal Farooq Feroze Khan: ‘Epitome of Professional Excellence’

Late Air Chief Marshal Farooq Feroze Khan: ‘Epitome of Professional Excellence’

An officer respected by his juniors and a junior well-liked by his seniors, a comrade with a wonderful sense of humor, an agile athlete, and a Chief who led the Pakistan Air Force through […]

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Airforce
A Commander Who Ruled the Hearts

A Commander Who Ruled the Hearts

‘What we do in life, echoes in eternity.’ Maximus Meridius (fictional character) Life is but a transit through this worldly impermanence that every soul has to bear through. Rumi very aptly described it when he […]

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Emerging Technologies
AI’s Prospects for Humanity – A Threat or A Promise?

AI’s Prospects for Humanity – A Threat or A Promise?

The most important virtue that separates human beings from other kinds, be it animals or machines, is their cognitive ability. However, today, human-like intelligence is being induced in computers. This concept is called Artificial […]

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India
 The Rise and Fall of Indian Secularism

The Rise and Fall of Indian Secularism

India, the largest democracy in the world, has a questionable record of Human Rights violations against its minorities in general, and in the occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir in particular. Moreover, India carries […]

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Domestic Economy
Tapping Central Asian Natural Gas Resources: Need to avert Future Crisis in Pakistan

Tapping Central Asian Natural Gas Resources: Need to avert Future Crisis in Pakistan

Winter has not yet arrived but alarm bells have started to ring in Pakistan. Recent increases in fuel prices indicate that consumers will be pushed to consider alternative energy sources for domestic and commercial […]

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Defense
Will India be sanctioned over the S-400 Air Defense System?

Will India be sanctioned over the S-400 Air Defense System?

The Russian S-400 air defense system has emerged as a serious concern for US policymakers. Amongst other states, US allies are seen purchasing and acquiring this state-of-the-art technology despite Washington’s objections. Earlier in 2019, […]

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Afghanistan.
Déjà vu Moments

Déjà vu Moments

Pakistan is once again at the receiving end of a familiar and expected barrage of criticism from the United States’ political and military leadership after the latter’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. While there are […]

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Cyber
Evolving Challenges of Cyber Security

Evolving Challenges of Cyber Security

While the brighter side of the information revolution facilitated the human race in connecting more easily and conducting their businesses far more conveniently, the darker side of this revolution has yet to be fully […]

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Government & Politics
Revival of Quad & the US’ Strategic Shift

Revival of Quad & the US’ Strategic Shift

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) was formed as a consultative dialogue forum between the United States (US), Japan, Australia, and India in 2007. The idea was to deal with the regional challenges of the […]

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Government & Politics
Abraham Accords: One Year Later

Abraham Accords: One Year Later

One year has passed since the Abraham Accords were brokered by the United States between United Arab Emirates (UAE), Israel, and Bahrain. This was followed by the addition of Morocco and Sudan shortly afterwards. […]

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Airforce
Pakistan Air Force: Undoubtedly ‘Second to None’!

Pakistan Air Force: Undoubtedly ‘Second to None’!

In the era of advance technologies, the character of warfare has also revolutionized and air forces across the world have assumed centerstage in guarantying National Security. In its 75-year history, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) […]

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Airforce
IAF post-Pulwama and Galwan Skirmishes: What Should be PAF’s Response?

IAF post-Pulwama and Galwan Skirmishes: What Should be PAF’s Response?

The last two years have been instrumental for the Indian Armed Forces as the country found itself embroiled in two of the most significant clashes with its arch-rivals, Pakistan and China. The India-Pakistan Pulwama […]

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Afghanistan
Effects of Ethnicity on Afghanistan’s Politics

Effects of Ethnicity on Afghanistan’s Politics

Afghanistan is once again undergoing a profound political transition. Since 1973, the frequency of change in regimes and political systems have remained unusually high. Historically, this can be blamed on repeated foreign interference or […]

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Afghanistan
Afghanistan and its Uncertainties

Afghanistan and its Uncertainties

Now that the Taliban are responding to calls by regional states like China, Russia and Pakistan to establish an all-inclusive government in Afghanistan to gain worldwide recognition, US President Biden has also announced a […]

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Aerospace
Inspiration4: A New Era of Space Tourism

Inspiration4: A New Era of Space Tourism

From the onset, space-based capabilities were mainly associated with military usage. However, with the passage of time, the rapid increase in the dividends offered by space and related technologies have broadened its scope. Consequently, […]

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Regional security/Region
Pakistan’s Contributions towards Peace & Prosperity in Afghanistan

Pakistan’s Contributions towards Peace & Prosperity in Afghanistan

Pakistan has long maintained that peace and stability in Afghanistan can only be achieved through dialogue, reconciliation, and peaceful settlement between the warring parties in the conflict. Pakistan’s top leadership has always emphasized the […]

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Nuclear
A Catalyst for Nuclear Proliferation

A Catalyst for Nuclear Proliferation

The recent Australia, United Kingdom and United States (AUKUS) announcement about the provision of nuclear-powered submarines by the US and UK to Australia through a build and design project has set a new norm […]

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International Economy
 The Third Stage of Modern China

The Third Stage of Modern China

The historical materialists describe the evolution of society across various stages: (1) feudalism; (2) capitalism; (3) socialism; and (4) Communism, for example, and the fourth stage is the North Star to which the Chinese […]

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International Economy
Evolving Geo-economic Landscape: Opportunity for Deeper Economic Ties between Iran and Pakistan

Evolving Geo-economic Landscape: Opportunity for Deeper Economic Ties between Iran and Pakistan

Pakistan and Iran enjoy historical, cultural, and religious linkages. Unfortunately, the two sides have been unable to build upon these foundations in terms of bilateral economic cooperation. The countries share a 959 kilometers long […]

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Global view
Outlook of Pakistan-United States Relationship

Outlook of Pakistan-United States Relationship

With the end of America’s longest (and probably costliest) war in Afghanistan, it appears that the country is now redefining new terms of engagement with Pakistan (the only frontline non-NATO ally) in her ‘War […]

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Regional security/Region
Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Regional Peace:  An Opportunity for Afghanistan

Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Regional Peace: An Opportunity for Afghanistan

On the 21st Summit (16-17 September) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, regional leaders stressed the importance of engaging with Afghanistan after the Taliban retook control and named a new […]

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International Economy
The Space Silk Road (SSR): An Avenue for China-Pakistan Space Cooperation

The Space Silk Road (SSR): An Avenue for China-Pakistan Space Cooperation

Abstract: The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious Chinese undertaking that is simultaneously a surplus recycling mechanism and a multi-stage economic stimulus program. In recent years, the scope of BRI has expanded to […]

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Domestic Economy
The Unease of Doing Business

The Unease of Doing Business

The ability to attract international capital is for many governments a question of the utmost priority, and they continually vie for the attention of major global investors by marketing themselves as business-friendly jurisdictions. In […]

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Regional security/Region
Pakistan’s Strategic Relevance in South Asia

Pakistan’s Strategic Relevance in South Asia

Pakistan is blessed with a geographical location, which makes it an extremely important player in the entire region in general, and South Asia in particular. Pakistan’s geography, its topographical features and its access to […]

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