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US Entrenchment in Sri Lanka in Context of Indian Ocean Geopolitics

Key Points: On July 1, Sri Lankan Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Bandula Gunawardene publicly acknowledged that the Government of Sri Lanka has entered into a Status of Forces Agreement with the…

Defense & Security Perspectives

Pak-Turk Naval Partnership in Western Indian Ocean

Key Points: Cooperation between naval special operations forces is a key feature of Pak-Turk naval relations. Pakistan continues to view its domestic and surrounding interests from a land-centric lens at…

Understanding Saffron Terrorism Articles Asia Defense & Security

Understanding Saffron Terrorism

In post-9/11 era, scholarship on terrorism has heavily revolved around Islamist terrorism. In recent years, there has been a significant uptick with regards to far-right violent extremism. However, violent attacks…

Formulating Cyber Norms: Evolution, Challenges and Future Outlook Articles Defense & Security

Formulating Cyber Norms: Evolution, Challenges and Future Outlook

Norms are the informal codes which determine the acceptable behaviour. These norms can be individualistic and group based. They become universally accepted over the course of time with continued practice….

Lt Gen Manoj Pande, India’s 15th Andaman and Nicobar Command Chief Articles Asia Defense & Security

Lt Gen Manoj Pande, India’s 15th Andaman and Nicobar Command Chief

Lt Gen Manoj Pande of the Indian Army was appointed the 15th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN), replacing Lt Gen Podali Shankar Rajeshwar who served for a…

Israel 35th Government and South Asia’s Security Paradigm – A Pakistani Perspective Articles Asia Defense & Security

Israel’s 35th Government and South Asia’s Security Paradigm – A Pakistani Perspective

On 17 May 2020, the 35th government of Israel was sworn in after a crucial legislative election in March. It is touted as the largest Israeli cabinet to date comprising…

India’s Unchecked Neighbourhood Aggression and the Role of SAARC Articles Asia Defense & Security

India’s Unchecked Neighbourhood Aggression and the Role of SAARC

Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first term in office in 2014, the Government of India has been set on track to achieve South Asian ‘dominance’ at the expense of the…

Pakistan’s Headless Cyberspace Leadership Articles Asia Defense & Security

Pakistan’s Headless Cyberspace Leadership

Prime Minister Imran Khan appointed Tania Aidrus as Adviser to the PM on Digital Pakistan after much fanfare. Aidrus, who possesses vast experience in IT-related management and administration, held positions…

Adverse Impact of IMINT and OSINT on Pakistan-India Cyber CBMs Articles Asia Defense & Security

Adverse Impact of IMINT and OSINT on Pak-India Cyber CBMs

In 2014, Brigadier (Retired) Dr Tughral Yamin, a former Pakistan Army officer and Associate Dean at Centre for International Peace & Stability (CIPS) at the National University of Sciences and…

Tapping Medical Intelligence for Pakistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Tapping Medical Intelligence for Pakistan

The term ‘Medical Intelligence’ or MEDINT has been in use since World War II, but assumed much prominence in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mainstream media outlets reported that…

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