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…

Cyber Crimes in the Time of COVID-19 Americas Articles Asia Defense & Security Europe

Cyber Crimes and Psychological Distress amid COVID-19

It has been four months now since the COVID-19 has internationalised itself. By April 20, there have been more than 2.4 million confirmed cases and over 165,000 deaths. Consequently, when…

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Critical Appraisal of Social Media Regulations Across the World

Key Points:  The concept of social media’s self-regulation in its essence has failed. It is because of the fact that political ads have found their way into the targeted society…

Cross Domain Deterrence – A Critical Appraisal Articles Asia Defense & Security

Cross Domain Deterrence – A Critical Appraisal

Deterrence is not a new concept for the students and practitioners of International Relations and Security Studies. However, just for the sake of review, it is an act of manipulating…

Restructuring Pakistan ’s Foreign Office Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Restructuring Pakistan’s Foreign Office

As Pakistan braces for traditional power-play in its neighbourhood along with the emergence of advanced and unregulated technologies, there are legitimate concerns about the existing organisational structure of the Foreign…

Information Social War is the Continuation of Politics by Other “Memes” Articles Defense & Security

Information War is the Continuation of Politics by Other “Memes”

Whenever we talk about memes we are talking about social media. It is vice-versa also, since, the social networking sites (SNSs) have been weaponised. If not fully weaponised, they are…

Maintaining Public Order and Security in Pakistan using Open Source Intelligence Articles Asia Defense & Security

Maintaining Public Order and Security in Pakistan using Open Source Intelligence

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) refers to the distinct tradecraft through which bits of information scattered across public sources such as the World Wide Web, social media networks, and publications etc….

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…

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…

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