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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…

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…

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…

Imran Khan’s Visit to Sri Lanka – A Success? Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Imran Khan’s Visit to Sri Lanka – A Success?

On February 23, Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived on a two-day visit in Sri Lanka at the invitation of his counterpart, Mahinda Rajapaksa. Pakistan and Sri Lanka have shared a…

Turkish N-Bomb: A New Favourite of Propaganda Machinery Articles Asia Defense & Security

Turkish N-Bomb: A New Favourite of Propaganda Machinery

Developing a nuclear bomb has become a difficult task, thanks to the robust non-proliferation norms and international control measures. A case in point is Iran’s nuclear program. Despite this, news…

An Appraisal of Democratic Regression in India Articles Asia Politics & Governance

An Appraisal of Democratic Regression in India

Trends of democratic regression across various states worldwide, coupled with the rising right-wing forces of fascism and authoritarianism, can be considered as one of the characteristic features of 21st-century global…

HAL Tejas: Timelines, Capabilities, and Future Articles Asia Defense & Security

HAL Tejas: Timelines, Capabilities, and Future

India has been developing the Tejas fighter aircraft for almost the last four decades under the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) program. The aircraft has seen many delays, and only two…

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