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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…

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…

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…

Aslam Baloch, Aslam Acho, Balochistan, Afghanistan Asia Defense & Security

Aslam Baloch’s killing: Implications for Balochistan Insurgency

On Christmas Day, Aslam Baloch, Chief of his own faction of the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), was killed along with five high ranking militants by a suicide attack in the…

China, US Articles Asia Politics & Governance

The Case of Power Projection between the US and China

Power politics has been a permanent feature of international relations since ancient times. Every state, uses the instrument of power projection either for its rise or for maintaining and sustaining…

Creative Destruction, Pakistan Asia Energy & Environment

Creative Destruction: Pakistan’s Track to Modernity

When something is destroyed, it makes room for recreation. Loss is inevitable, but destruction provides an opportunity for reconstructing what was, into something bigger and better than before. Joseph Schumpeter…

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