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The Soft Power of the UK’s Pakistani Diaspora Articles Europe

The Soft Power of the UK’s Pakistani Diaspora

The Pakistani diaspora has contributed greatly to the social, economic, and cultural life of the United Kingdom (UK), which exemplifies its potential as a vehicle of soft power in relations…

Alternative Cosmovisions: The Practices of Statecraft in Ancient India Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Alternative Cosmovisions: The Practices of Statecraft in Ancient India

Disciplinary boundaries were not invented when ancient texts were written. Philosophers studied anything they found important and challenging where the rigidities of disciplines evaded them. For this reason, in ancient…

India-Pakistan’s LoC Ceasefire: What’s Next? Articles Asia Defense & Security

India-Pakistan’s LoC Ceasefire: What’s Next?

February 25, 2021, marked a rare moment in India-Pakistan relations when the Director Generals of military operations (DGMOs) from both countries decided to recommit themselves to the 2003 ceasefire agreement…

Does PECA Law Empower Women? Articles Asia

Does PECA Law Empower Women?

On August 11, 2016, the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) was passed to restrict radical online content, hate speech, and harassment in Pakistan. The PECA has several sections that…

The Global Power Ambitions Behind the Indian Ballistic Missile Program Articles Asia Defense & Security

The Global Power Ambitions Behind the Indian Ballistic Missile Program

Indian ballistic missile program is growing in terms of both range and launch platforms. The Agni family of ballistic missiles has grown from short-range Agni-I to intercontinental-range Agni-V. Similarly, the…

Will the US-Turkey S-400 Crisis Constrain Pakistan? Articles Asia Defense & Security

Will the US-Turkey S-400 Crisis Constrain Pakistan?

On February 11, 2021, Ibrahim Kalin, Turkish Presidential Spokesperson, stated regarding the S-400 air defence systems deal with Russia that Turkey will not “retreat” on its procurement of the Russian-made…

Biden's Role in the Indo-Sino Synchronized Disengagement Decision Articles Politics & Governance

Biden’s Role in Sino-Indian Synchronized Disengagement Decision

China and India agreed in mid-February to the synchronized disengagement of their forces along the vast Line of Actual Control (LAC) separating their two countries. This decision was made after…

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Military Lessons and the Future of Warfare Articles Asia Defense & Security

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Military Lessons and the Future of Warfare

War teaches and preaches many lessons. The recent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, which ended in a Russian-brokered ceasefire on November 7, 2020, is the first major interstate war…

Vietnam Role in Enhancing ASEAN’s Resilience Amid Great Power Rivalry Articles South East Asia Trade & Economics

Vietnam’s Role in Enhancing ASEAN’s Resilience Amid Great Power Rivalry

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been facing challenges in developing a cohesive regional identity with a responsive regional organisation. However, this issue has been compounded by great…

Infrapolitics in Pakistan Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Infrapolitics in Pakistan

Peculiar is the nature of dissent in Pakistan where we witnessed, on the one hand, decades-long suppression of the popular dissent under “enlightened despots”, and on the other hand, a…

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