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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…

China-US Relations: US Obsession with Chinese Development Americas Articles Asia Politics & Governance

China-US Relations: US Obsession with Chinese Development

China and the United States (US) continue to be two giant powers in the world. Both countries have a large economy with vast territory and populations that support their state…

US Foreign Policy under Kamala Harris Americas Articles Politics & Governance

The Impact of Kamala Harris on US Foreign Policy

The day that Kamala Harris was sworn in as the Vice President of the United States (US), hashtags like “#MadamVicePresident” flooded Twitter feeds in celebration of the first time a…

Alternative Cosmovisions: The Practices of Statecraft in Ancient India Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Alternative Cosmovisions: The Practices of Statecraft in Ancient India

Disciplinary boundaries were not invented when ancient texts were written. Philosophers studied anything they found important and challenging where the rigidities of disciplines evaded them. For this reason, in ancient…

Biden's Role in the Indo-Sino Synchronized Disengagement Decision Articles Politics & Governance

Biden’s Role in Sino-Indian Synchronized Disengagement Decision

China and India agreed in mid-February to the synchronized disengagement of their forces along the vast Line of Actual Control (LAC) separating their two countries. This decision was made after…

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…

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