Politics & Governance

Leadership Reshuffling in the Indian Navy Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Leadership Reshuffling in the Indian Navy

Recently, the Indian Navy shuffled five senior officers for important assignments at Naval Headquarters and Integrated Staff Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy). Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh Appointed the Deputy Chief…

Key Appointments in India’s Department of Military Affairs Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Key Appointments in India’s Department of Military Affairs

On 5 May 2021, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally approved the appointment of an Additional Secretary and three Joint Secretaries (Army,…

Pakistan’s First Right Of Way Policy: Towards Digital Pakistan Perspectives Politics & Governance

Pakistan’s First Right Of Way Policy: Towards Digital Pakistan

Key Points: Following initial rejection and backdoor diplomacy, the Public & Private Right of Way Policy Directive was finally approved in January 2021 for facilitating the installation and maintenance of…

Pakistan, India, Backdoor talk Articles Asia Politics & Governance

The Questions of Backdoor Talks Between Pakistan and India

India-Pakistan bilateral ties can be understood as the interplay of geopolitical imperatives and the socio-political constructs operating at domestic and regional levels. Over the past seventy years, the two countries…

Social Media Censorship of Palestinian Voices Articles Middle East & North Africa Politics & Governance

Social Media Censorship of Palestinian Voices

Recent days witnessed the Israeli attacks on international media offices, including The Associated Press and Al-Jazeera in Gaza. Israel claims sans evidence that Hamas was operating off the Al-Jala Tower…

Decriminalising Defamation Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Decriminalising Defamation

In a recent move, a bill to make amendments to the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CCP) 1898 has been approved by the National Assembly…

The New Crossroads: State, Religion, and the Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan Articles Asia Politics & Governance

The New Crossroads: State, Religion, and the Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan

As the primary constitutive basis of Pakistan, religion has been coming at a crossroads with politics, strategy, and the wider state policies for over decades now.  This interaction of religion…

The TLP Conundrum: Discourses of Radicalisation in Brelwism Articles Asia Politics & Governance

The TLP Conundrum: Discourses of Radicalisation in Barelvism

Pakistan has been under the wave of country-wide violent protests by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) over the issue of blasphemous caricatures published in a French magazine and the subsequent developments. TLP…

Identity in the Development Discourse: The New Era of Sino-US Identity Politics Perspectives Politics & Governance

Identity in the Development Discourse: The New Era of Sino-US Identity Politics

Key Points: Identity is propagated through planned political discourses backed by concrete policy initiatives attempting at reinforcing political agendas. The China-led Southern epistemology is emerging as a new order where…

Biden and the Future of Erdoğan’s Turkey in the Middle East Articles Middle East & North Africa Politics & Governance

Biden and the Future of Erdoğan’s Turkey in the Middle East

As the United States (US) President Joe Biden has ushered in a new debate over the future of the Middle East, eyebrows have been raised in Washington because of Turkey’s…

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