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Future of US-Iran Cyber Hostilities Post-Soleimani Articles Asia Defense & Security

Future of US-Iran Cyber Hostilities Post-Soleimani

On 3 January, the United States assassinated senior Iranian military official Qasem Soleimani, in Iraq. For about two decades, he headed the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’s Quds Force, which oversees…

Operational History of Mumbai Attacks: A Critical Appraisal of Social Media Articles Asia Defense & Security

Operational History of Mumbai Attacks: A Critical Appraisal of Social Media

Social media has been weaponised now. This is convincingly put forth by P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking in their latest book titled: “LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media.” Residing…

Region Shallow Promise of Economic Prosperity in Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir Articles Asia Trade & Economics

Shallow Promise of Economic Prosperity in Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir

Since the erasure of Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)’s special autonomous status on August 5, the region has remained on an indefinite lockdown for nearly five months. The lockdown is…

Beyond the Confluence of Akhand Bharat Dream and Citizenship Amendment Act Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Beyond the Confluence of Akhand Bharat Dream and Citizenship Amendment Act

The Citizenship Amendment Act is one amongst many steps taken by the Indian government to practically consolidate its Hindutva agenda. Immediate fall-outs of the amendment, however, are proving to be…

Asia Defense & Security Perspectives

Indo-US Militarisation of Western Indian Ocean – Implications for Pakistan

Key Points:  After the passage of National Defence Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year (NDAA) 2020, the Defence Department will need to expand the Area of Responsibility (AoR) of US Indo-Pacific…

Cyber National Sovereignty in the Pakistani Context Articles Asia Defense & Security

Cyber Sovereignty in the Pakistani Context

In the conventional understanding of national sovereignty, a country protects its legitimate and internationally-accepted territories on land, air and sea. These three are ‘tangible’ domains where the state can deploy…

Pakistan, Electric Vehicle Policy Articles Asia Energy & Environment

Pakistan’s Electric Vehicle Policy: Opportunities and Challenges

Pakistan at the moment is hit by worst ever smog. The country is the fifth most vulnerable to climate change in the world. Meanwhile, in November 2019, Pakistan government approved…

Track-II Diplomacy and Bifurcation of Kashmir: An SCO Perspective Articles Asia Defense & Security

Track-II Diplomacy and Bifurcation of Kashmir: An SCO Perspective

It has been over 100 days since the revocation of articles 370 and 35-A. Going a step ahead, India has bifurcated occupied Kashmir into two union territories to which China…

Maharashtra Political Crisis: Deciphering the Role of Indian State Institutions Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Maharashtra Political Crisis: Deciphering the Role of Indian State Institutions

The Indian state of Maharashtra experienced a political impasse over government formation this November, following the state-election of Vidhan Sabha (Lower House). Amidst this political deadlock, leadership of Bharatiya Janata…

RCEP and India’s Cosmetic Retreat,Trade Articles Asia Trade & Economics

RCEP and India’s Cosmetic Retreat

Recently, India announced to stay out of the historic free trade agreement of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). This trade pact has been considered the net economic engine of Indo-Pacific…

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