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Gulf security: troubled by unreliability of traditional partners

Resolving the tug of war in the Middle East will require a backing away from approaches that treat conflicts as zero-sum games, and engagement...
Mother-Tongue Instruction

Is education in mother-tongue really essential?

One of the most beautiful and precious blessings for any human is their language. And the most loved language by any human on earth...
Torture India

Has India legalised the use of torture on its citizens?

India, a non-permanent member of the United Nations’ Security Council, is the world’s largest secular democracy. It abstained from voting in favour of `UN...
India China

India is using its economic clout to buy friends in its fight against China

In his book The Age of the Economist, Daniel R. Fusfeld tells how economics governs our life today. In today’s market or quasi-market economies,...
Balochistan Pakistan

Pakistan needs to address issues in Balochistan before its too late

“Balochistan”, also known as a neglected province of Pakistan, is also its largest province in terms of land area. Balochistan shares its borders with...
India Pakistan

India is raging a protracted hybrid war on Pakistan

Hybrid warfare in conflict studies is a developing but undefined concept, which utilizes unconventional approaches as part of multi-sphere warfighting tactics. These approaches are...
Women Pandemic

In Pakistan, why are women the hardest hit by the pandemic?

On April 15, 2020, the UN Secretary-General took to Twitter to draw attention to the escalating domestic violence around the world following the coronavirus. Similarly,...
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Elite private school in Lahore rocked by harassment scandal

This article discusses the recent cases of child abuse at an elite private school at Lahore. The author has suggested some precautionary measures to...
Pakistan India

PSX attack: Pakistan should aim to beat India at its own game

We’re all too used to seeing international media conveniently club together the words ‘Pakistan’ and ‘terrorism’ in one sentence.  This fossilized narrative that the...
PIA

The rise and fall of PIA; Has Imran Khan taken the right step?

The following is the tale of how Pakistan International Airlines or PIA, a pioneer in the world of aviation, went from being a valuable...
communism Pakistan

Why efforts to spread communism failed in Pakistan

There are various communist and socialist parties in Pakistan. The Awami National Party (ANP), being the major one, is in addition to the Communist...
pakistan Cold War

Tensions persist between India and China amid calls for de-escalation

In the freezing heights of the Karakoram mountain range, a dangerous power play is unfolding. A military stand-off between India and China on their...
India nuclear

India is allegedly misreporting nuclear weapon stockpile

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has recently launched its annual yearbook 2020 and assessed the current state of armament, disarmament and international...
Budget PTI

Much left to be desired: The PTI Budget 2020-21

The national budget 2020-21 presented today offers no surprises. Announced in a typical PTI style where, as usual, ambiguity prevails on where the real...
USA China

USA wants to destabilise China internally

The “loss” of China in 1949 was perhaps the biggest blow to strike American hegemony in the post-World War II era, and it is...
China Sri Lanka

Foreign policy calculus: Is China swapping the Middle East with Africa?

China was quick to aid coronavirus-stricken Sri Lanka. Chinese magnanimity and speed in responding to the Indian Ocean island’s request contrasted starkly with Beijing’s...
pakistan Cold War

Geo-political implications of the China-India standoff at Ladakh

‘Study the past if you would define the future’, guided the wise Confucius centuries ago. The current situation of China-India standoff in Ladakh thus...
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Privilege of the powerful

Strictly speaking in Islam, the Quran says that people will be questioned and judged on the day of judgment in accordance with the privilege...
US China Middle East

USA-China battle it out in the Middle East

While much of the focus in recent weeks has been on Israel’s relations with China, the real litmus test of the USA ability to...
G7 Trump

Why does Trump want to expand the G7 into a G11?

On June 03, the US President Donald Trump invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the upcoming G7 Summit. President Trump has also invited...
Mental Health Pakistan

The simmering pandemic: Mental health in Pakistan

Mental health disorders are increasing at an alarming rate in Pakistan. Social stigma and a lack of awareness combine to worsen the situation.But, all...
USA Turkey

Turkey makes move to benefit from USA – China trade war

A Turkish-US business council is projecting Turkey as a trading alternative to China with the help of influential US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a...
Great Game China India

Challenges and Opportunities

That they go together is by now amongst those Chinese words of wisdom, which have so often been quoted that they have lost their...
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Unelected rule by Establishments: Embedded in South Asian history?

Students of law and history must master the art of arriving at dispassionate conclusions. This is not an easy task. In doing so they...
India China Modi

China domesticated the “India tiger” thanks to a reckless Modi

The state-sponsored cultivation of hyper-nationalist sentiment is a dangerous tiger that few leaders in history have ever been able to tame, something that Modi...
CSS Pakistan Youth

Why is Pakistan’s youth obsessed with CSS?

The budget announced by the Federal Government of Pakistan for the financial year 2020-2021, disappointingly, did not include any raise in salaries and pension...
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COVID-19: Militaristic response and the crumbling healthcare system

This newer and unpopular version of coronavirus is causing mayhem globally and disrupting the pre-COVID lifestyle that once seems to have dominated us ferociously....
CSS game of luck

Has FPSC incompetence reduced CSS to a game of luck?

A few days ago, the results of Combined Competitive Exams CSS 2019 were announced by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC). Enough is lamented...
litigation arbitration

The case for digital litigation and arbitration

Using online platforms for conferences has become a necessity due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Webinars provide a great opportunity to connect with people...
Proxy war in Libya

As proxy war heats up, Libya is in danger of becoming next Syria

The Libyan proxy war rages on as Turkey-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) prepares to capture the oil-rich city of Sirte. For the Libyan National Army (LNA), backed...

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Chinese state media network, has released a video that mocks the United States' coronavirus response. It tries to 'expose' and belittle Trump Administration's claims...

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