Exposing the unreliable alliance between India and US as they take on China

India and the United States have recently initiated an onslaught of a series of bilateral defense agreements to demonstrate that the two countries are ready to contain China’s peaceful...

Miracle of Han River: the economic success of South Korea

Korean Peninsula remained under the control of Japan from 1910 to 1945 for more than thirty-five years due to Japan's military and economic dominance in the region, however, after...

US-China exposing the myth of Thucydides’ Trap

Wars end in ceasefires, “grand concerts’, and realizations that they were avoidable, that they were cumulative upshot of reciprocal stupidities of belligerents. The Post-World War II period has not...

Is the US being unfair towards Pakistan?

Pakistan possesses an advantage in South Asia given its geo-strategic location and no matter how hard different lobbies working against Pakistan try, it just gets impossible to ignore Pakistan.We’ve...

India’s Naxalite Movement: how did it begin, and will it ever end?

Early April, there was a pitched battle between a Naxalite (or Maoist) group (called “rebels” by the Indian government) and government forces of over 1500 “jawan”, equipped with state-of-the-art...

The French dilemma and its implications for Pakistan’s foreign policy

Sovereignty bestowed to the nation-states was to make sure the political, religious, and social stability remains against each other. The difference in the identities of the nation causes the...

Yemen peace plan: how to end the world’s worst humanitarian crisis

In January 2015, Houthis backed by Iran, ousted pro-Saudi president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, formed a ruling council, and began to rule Yemen from Sana. Hadi fled to Saudi Arabia....

Here’s a list of the US’ top failures in Afghanistan

US President Biden's announcement that his country will initiate its full withdrawal from Afghanistan on 1 May and complete it by the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks presents the...

Biden’s plan to run roughshod over Afghan peace

So at long last, the US withdrawal plan from Afghanistan is public as the US has finally decided on the total exit of the U.S. and NATO forces from...

Failure of Indian rhetoric to isolate Pakistan in the international community

Since Modi took the helm of affairs in New Delhi, his government’s larger approach seems diplomatically ostracizing Pakistan at the international level on the terrorism issue, kill its morale,...

Athletes knock the legs from under global sports governance

Sports governance worldwide has had the legs knocked out from under it. Yet, national and international sports administrators are slow in realizing the magnitude of what has hit them.Tectonic...

World’s water woes and how climate change caused this crisis

Water is scarce. It is a precious commodity and life without water is unimaginable. Yet, climate change, conflicts, and poor water management techniques are worsening the scarcity. Some 2.2...

Amid nuclear treaties, is Biden a win for arms control and global security?

President Joe Biden, after taking over as 46th president of the U.S. is confronted with a major challenge of rescuing the arms control regime, besides other foreign policy issues.Currently,...

Pakistani politics and why it needs a revolution

Democracy is known to be an ideal form of government, due to its several attributes like public participation in political affairs, separation of power and accountability, etc. But in...

Russia’s renewed quest for increasing its role as a regional power

Post-communist Russia finds itself within a border which reflects no historical precedent. Russia will always be essential to the world order. Russia has come up both politically and economically...

How the Babri Masjid verdict jeopardized the future of mosques in India

Though India is “constitutionally” a secular country, it is practically a Hindu country. Almost all organs of government, even the judiciary, act in tandem to persecute minorities. In a...

The ‘Electables’ in Imran Khan’s PTI

Imran Khan while addressing his first big show in Karachi said that he was proud of the worker who sold his mobile to bear expenses to travel and participate...

Rampant corruption in India’s defense purchases

Prime minister Narendra Modi of India boasts his government of being corruption-free. But, his claim has become questionable in the light of the recent audit of Rafale purchase in...

Digital Magazine

View of State Bank’s Autonomy through experts’ lens

Since it first leaked to the public last month, the news of a proposed amendment in the central bank’s status has become a topic of national discussion. Some people have gone so far as to call it an IMF conspiracy to break Pakistan while others thought it was against our national interest and needed to incorporate other objectives such as growth and employment. We touched base with several commentators who have been looking at this issue to get their views on the SBP autonomy