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  • Reconfiguring Pakistan US Ties

    Reconfiguring Pakistan US Ties

      Pakistan has been an ally to the United States for decades. The entente began soon after Pakistan’s independence, the history of which is well documented and consumes most part of Pakistan’s foreign policy preferences. The bilateral marriage between the two countries has been on the verge of divorce to […]

  • The Fate of Kulbhushan Jadhav

    The Fate of Kulbhushan Jadhav

    The arrest of Commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), masquerading under the alias of Hussain Mubarak Patel, through an Intelligence Based Operation in the border area of Balochistan in March, 2016, was a significant breakthrough for the security forces of Pakistan. The claim of India’s involvement […]

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  • Jihad and The Contemporary Geopolitics – An Introduction

    Jihad and The Contemporary Geopolitics – An Introduction

    Preamble The history of clashes, conflicts, and wars is as old as humanity itself. In a world tinted with differences in race, color, language, religion, ideologies, laws and civilizations, conflicts are inevitable.  Both classical and contemporary thinkers and philosophers have asserted this very truth of human attitudes. From the ‘white […]

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  • Air and Outer Space of Pakistan

    Air and Outer Space of Pakistan

    International law identifies several methods of acquisition of a territory i.e. occupation, cession, prescription, accretion, adjudication, conquest, acquiescence, recognition, and estoppel. Malcolm Shaw recognizes air space and outer space as another mode. According to Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation 1944 ‘air space’ connotes to the area above a state’s […]


    Getting the Pakistani Counter-Terrorism Paradigm Right

    Evolving from Tactics to Strategy Despite daily reports of tens of miscreants eliminated and militant hideouts destroyed, Pakistan stands at an all too familiar point: reeling from a spate of country-wide terrorist bombings as those in-charge re-read the scripted statements of making those responsible pay while the political blame game […]


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