South Asia

Implacable Failures of the SAARC

Implacable Failures of the SAARC

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is one of the major regional organizations operating today. It occupies a land area greater than the EU and ASEAN, and enjoys superiority in terms of population over the two. In terms of GDP, it stands second to the EU. SAARC was […]

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Rise of Kashmir Ikhwan 2.0

Rise of Kashmir Ikhwan 2.0

In a significant development in the recent history of insurgency in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK), Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa released a video on May 12 in which he warned the Hurriyat leadership to not term Kashmiri freedom struggle as a political movement. In the five minutes and 40 seconds video […]

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Tensive Tendrils of Pakistan Iran Relations

Tensive Tendrils of Pakistan Iran Relations

The recent statement by high ranking Major General Mohammad Baqeri to strike at “terror safe havens” inside Pakistan has caused a great tumult in the region.  In response, The Foreign Office (FO) on Tuesday cautioned Tehran that a warning issued by the Iranian army chief a day earlier was against […]

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Engaging with China Pakistan Russia Troika in Afghanistan: Turkey’s Way Forward

Engaging with China Pakistan Russia Troika in Afghanistan: Turkey’s Way Forward

Turkey, situated between the two great civilizations of east and west has always played an important role in the ever-changing global dynamics in the past, especially in the Muslim world, ranging from a unique non-combatant capacity building of war-torn Afghanistan to humanitarian aid of surrounded Gaza. After 9/11 attacks, when […]

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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 […]

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Jamaat ul Ahrar announces Operation Ghazi (Source: Youtube)

Unilateral and Collective Counter-Terrorism on the Durand Line

The Dilemma & the Response Contemporary terrorism commonly exists as a framework of rapid change, immense complexity and genuine uncertainties. But perhaps the most threatening aspect of this malice is its ability to use the porous Af-Pak border to regroup and metastasize rapidly. Given the Af-Pak relationship sensitivity, which is […]

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Courtesy: Siasat.pk

Kashmir, Down the Drain: A lost paradise

With the area of around 86,000 square miles, Kashmir is a land facing the longest military occupation and surveillance due to an unresolved conflict, since almost 70 years. India has forcefully imposed itself on this former princely state by deploying 1 million (estimated) army personnel. The purpose of keeping the […]

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Pakistan successfully test fires Submarine Launched Cruise Missile Babur-3 (Courtesy: Radio Pakistan)

Deterrence and Second Strike Capability of South Asia

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting” (Sun Tzu) In the contemporary era of nuclear deterrence, the probability of a conventional war has lessened because of fear of escalation. The nuclear weapons capable states are threatening and deterring each other by making more technological advancement […]

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In this photograph taken on September 29, 2015, a Chinese national takes a photograph( Courtesy: Dawn)

CPEC and Imperialism

  The famous Greek philosopher Aristotle said “Man is a social animal. He who lives without society is either a beast or God”. At the same time, man is often found in conflict over resources and power. This power hungry nature of man led to territorial gains as it had […]

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The Greater Middle East region

The rise of Orderism and the Greater Middle East

The global political environment of today is undergoing many great transformations that are projected to leave a lasting impact on known human history. The current Neoliberal unipolar world order was deemed to be the final stage of human social and political development as claimed by Francis Fukuyama. With the Cold […]

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