In-House Analyses

Foretelling 19th Congress of the CPC from an International Perspective

Foretelling 19th Congress of the CPC from an International Perspective

The paramount event in China’s political calendar is taking place on the 18th of October, 2017. The National Congress of the Communist Party of China (NCCPC), as per party norms is taking place after five years to carefully assess the performance of the incumbent administration. Crucial decisions are anticipated to […]

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Underscoring Trump’s World View of Nuclearization

Underscoring Trump’s World View of Nuclearization

The substance, tone and style of Donald Trump’s discourse about Iran on Friday was an indication of how much the present leader of the United States relishes strife. With his household administrative plan slowed down and a government examination investigating his funds and his relations with Moscow, Trump has taken […]

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REDD

REDD

ISIS, terrorism, corruption, energy shortages, inflation… And yet, from the cracks seeps through the burning issue of our time. Is it the threat of nuclearisation? Or the theatrics of the ongoing Gulf crisis? Negative. Rather, it is the faltering and waning condition of our planet Earth. And it is high […]

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Political Dissonance in Kabul

Political Dissonance in Kabul

The possibilities for Afghanistan’s future are grim. From the American viewpoint, the situation appears to be considerably bleaker. It is possible that they could cut their misfortunes (2,400 Americans dead, $1 trillion spent) and leave, yet that would prompt another Vietnam minute in the long run, with helicopters lifting off […]

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Las Vegas Mass Shooting – Is it a Watershed Moment for Gun  Control Reforms?

Las Vegas Mass Shooting – Is it a Watershed Moment for Gun Control Reforms?

On October 2, Las Vegas witnessed the worst mass shooting in the modern history of the United States. Shooter Stephen Paddock, a retired accountant, opened fire on concert-goers at a country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. 59 concert-goers were killed and 527 others were injured in […]

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How Kim has Cornered the US

How Kim has Cornered the US

Years ago Bernard Brodie wrote about how war will be like after the induction of nuclear weapons. With the evolution of the concepts of deterrence and compellance, war strategies accounted for this “absolute weapon” as a mean to deter and compel the adversary. Thankfully, a nuclear clash has remained hypothetical […]

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Media in Conflict – The Case of Al-Jazeera

Media in Conflict – The Case of Al-Jazeera

The Arabian Gulf is a home to several Arab countries that are closely knit in terms of geopolitical connectivity, ethnicity and religion. This particular bloc of nations is not only rich in natural resources but given the past few years, they have become active in regional and international politics on […]

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Shifting Alliances

Shifting Alliances

The flagship publication of the US Council on Foreign Relations, the Foreign Affairs magazine, ran the words “Present at the Destruction” on its cover. The issue itself covered many aspects of Trump’s leadership ever since he assumed office in January. His campaign trail will likely become the benchmark of how […]

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The White of the Flag: Contributions of Non-Muslims for National Defense of Pakistan

The White of the Flag: Contributions of Non-Muslims for National Defense of Pakistan

Since the independence of Pakistan, non-Muslim Pakistanis with their Muslim countrymen, have shouldered responsibilities in the building of the country. Like Muslim Pakistanis, the non-Muslim countrymen also excelled in the fields of education, arts and literature, social services etc. According to the figures available on the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics’ […]

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Curse of Authoritarianism: Pakistan’s Viceregal Politics and Regimentality of Social Institutions

Curse of Authoritarianism: Pakistan’s Viceregal Politics and Regimentality of Social Institutions

In the world order which was emerging after World-War II, the British Empire was struggling to maintain its colonies all over the world and especially in the subcontinent. The war had exhausted the resources of the empire which was based on racial superiority and stimulated the political process for independence […]

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