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American, Taliban, US, Afghanistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Imagining Post-American Afghanistan: How the Conflict of Ideas May Precipitate the Second Civil War

Peace is always an alluring prospect regardless of time or place. From it, mushrooms growth and prosperity whereas whenever it dwindles is ensured ruination. Historically, in the post-war world order,…

Saudi Crown Price, Mohammed bin Salman, Pakistan Articles Asia Politics & Governance

From Rhetorical Moderation to Literal Extravagance: Saudi Crown Price Visits Pakistan

The Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman – who remained in the headlines over the past few months in the wake of Saudi Arabia’s ambiguous stance on the mysterious killing…

Afghan, Afghanistan, Reconciliation, Peace Talk Articles Asia Defense & Security

Towards An ‘Afghan-led and Afghan-owned’ Reconciliation

For several decades, Afghanistan has been bereft of peace either due to foreign interventions on the part of super powers like the former Soviet Union and the US or due…

Venezuela, US, Russia Americas Articles Politics & Governance

Venezuela: The Next Stage for Great Power Rivalry

If history were to ever set in stone a literary reference to the evolution of thought and policy, Francis Fukuyama’s account in ‘The End of History’ would definitely make it…

Middle Class, Pakistan Articles Asia Politics & Governance

The Counter Elite: An Ascendant Middle Class in Pakistan

  The electoral triumph of Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf (PTI) in 2018 general election has left little doubt in the notion that an emerging middle class is now at the…

Pakistan, Balochistan, CPEC Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Redressing the Imbalance in Balochistan

Balochistan – often identified as the wild and rather discontented southern nook of Pakistan, made plenteous headlines last year – headlines narrating tales of blood, of cold and brutal rebellion,…

Demonetization, India,Political Economy Articles Asia Trade & Economics

Demonetization in India: Cost and Consequences from the Political Economy Perspective

In November 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the cessation of Rupees 500 and Rupees 1000 notes, the two largest denomination notes which accounted in total for 86 per cent…

US, US Government Americas Articles Politics & Governance

The US Government Shutdown: A Showdown in the Works

If the government shutdowns of past were a model in crisis to go by, Congress, amidst and debatably owing to public furore, would be rushing through the corridors at the…

China, Articles Asia Politics & Governance

China After Forty Years of Reforms and Openness

China is celebrating its 40th anniversary of ‘Reforms and Openness’. China has achieved remarkable growth and development in the last 40 years. Over the course of these years, China has…

Islamic State, Syria, Iraq, IS Articles Defense & Security Middle East & North Africa

The Future of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

In its peak days, Islamic State (IS) controlled two-thirds of Iraq and one-third of Syria. It had an annual turnover of $2 billion. Three years of military measures by Iraqi…

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