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Enhancing Pakistan’s Maritime Domain Awareness through the BRI Articles Asia Defense & Security

Enhancing Pakistan’s Maritime Domain Awareness through the BRI

Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) refers to the effective awareness of any maritime activity that has repercussions for the safety, security, economy, and environment as per the International Maritime Organisation. MDA…

Dissecting the Reunification of TTP Articles Asia Defense & Security

Dissecting the Reunification of TTP

On August 17, two disgruntled splinter factions – the Jamat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) and the Hizb-ul-Ahrar (HuA) re-joined the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The Pakistani Taliban’s main spokesperson, Mohammad Khurasani, said in a…

Type 054A Frigates: How They Factor in for Pakistan Navy Articles Asia Defense & Security

Type 054A Frigates: How They Factor in for Pakistan Navy

China’s Hudong Zhonghua has launched the first Type 054A Frigate for Pakistan Navy (PN) on August 23, 2020. After systems and weapons integration and tests, it will be handed over…

Takeaways from Imran Khan’s UNGA Speech Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Takeaways from Imran Khan’s UNGA Speech

It has been more than a month since the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan virtually addressed the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The speech dealt…

The Ideology of a Total State in Early China Articles Asia Politics & Governance

The Ideology of a Total State in Early China

The age of the Warring States (453-221 BCE) that preceded the establishment of the Chinese empire is often associated with woeful political turmoil, extreme levels of violence, and political depravity….

US-China Tussle amid COVID-19: Future of US Hegemony Americas Articles Asia Politics & Governance

US-China Tussle amid COVID-19: Future of US Hegemony

Global dynamics appear to be changing amid the Covid-19 pandemic. China is trying to emerge as the “global saviour”. The world’s most populous country has swiftly responded and contained the…

Mythical Nationalism – US and Chinese Aspirations to Hegemony Americas Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Mythical Nationalism – US and Chinese Aspirations to Hegemony

After decades of rising tension between the United States (US) and China, it is difficult to escape the popular narrative that the “American era” is drawing to a close. Global…

Examining Bilateral India-Japan Maritime Exercises Articles Asia Defense & Security

Examining Bilateral India-Japan Maritime Exercises

The three-day bilateral Japan-India Maritime Exercise JIMEX 2020 concluded recently. It involved the Indian Navy (IN) and Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF). The exercise included non-contact, sea-based drills in the…

CPEC: A Promise in the Dark? Articles Asia Politics & Governance Trade & Economics

CPEC: A Promise in the Dark?

The fate of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been a question of great intrigue lately. Before and during the pandemic, the mega project has experienced some slow-downs and renegotiations,…

South China Sea: A Geopolitical Tinderbox Americas Articles Asia Defense & Security

South China Sea: A Geopolitical Tinderbox

As a vicious pandemic has massively impacted the world, it has also created a power vacuum for great power rivalry in the South China Sea (SCS). The region is turning…

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