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Operation Swift Retort and Misperceived Aggression

Operation Swift Retort and Misperceived Aggression

Two years have passed since India acted on the dangerous idea of conducting cross-border air strikes in the vicinity of Balakot, allegedly targeting Jaish-e-Muhamad (JeM) training camps. This irrational act of aggression was backed […]

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Regional security/Region
Lessons from Pulwama: A Prognosis of Future Military Conflicts in South Asia

Lessons from Pulwama: A Prognosis of Future Military Conflicts in South Asia

The South Asian strategic landscape is mainly characterized by the fierce animosity between the two nuclear-armed nations, India and Pakistan. The strategic calculus of the region became even more complex with the introduction of […]

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India
India’s Balakot Strike: An Analysis

India’s Balakot Strike: An Analysis

The suicide attack at a Pulwama check post by a Kashmiri youth, followed by the retaliatory Balakot strikes by the Indian Air Force, are perhaps the most intriguing events in the recent past that […]

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Airforce
Wright Brothers’ Invention in the Hands of a Bigot

Wright Brothers’ Invention in the Hands of a Bigot

Part 1: The Risk of Innovation When the Wright Brothers pioneered their first flight in December 1903, they were unaware that this same flight would ultimately lead to Abhinandan (slinged by Modi’s antics) in one […]

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International Economy
China’s Economy: Plebeians and Billionaires

China’s Economy: Plebeians and Billionaires

The news of Chinese billionaire businessman Jack Ma’s disappearance from the public scene is making rounds in the Chinese and international press for the last few weeks. Owing to the mystery surrounding his disappearance, […]

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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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