Analysing rules Pakistan’s Efforts to Regulate Social Media and OTT Services Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Analysing Pakistan’s Efforts to Regulate Social Media and OTT Services

On 12th February 2020, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s federal cabinet approved the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020. Unlike the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act of 2016 (PECA-2016), which…

An [Artificial] Wheat Shortage Crushes the Masses Articles Asia Politics & Governance

An [Artificial] Wheat Shortage Crushes the Masses

Of late, the Economic Coordination Committee, in order to deal with the wheat shortage and price hike of flour in the country, gave approval for importing 0.3 million tonnes of…

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…

Pakistan, India, Geostrategic Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Conceptualising Pakistan’s Geostrategic Identity

Pakistan’s strategic location is routinely touted by government functionaries and observers across the world to describe its distinct geographic resource value in terms of trade, connectivity, and security. In retrospect,…

India, Kashmir, Pakistan, United Nations, Governance Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Abrogation of Article 370 and India’s Crackdown in Kashmir: A Human Rights Perspective

On 5 August, India abrogated Article 370 from its constitution through presidential order. The erasure of the Article ceased the autonomous status of Indian held Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and…

Youth, Governance, Pakistan Articles Asia

Wasted Potential – Youth Bulge, a Ticking Time Bomb

Investing in the development of this burgeoning segment of Pakistan’s population will tap into enormous potential to achieve sustainable economic growth. Regrettably, the absence of concrete youth development policies, inadequate…

GCC, Arab Spring, Al-Jazeera, Qatar, Media Articles Asia Defense & Security Publications Region Themes

Media in Conflict – The Case of Al-Jazeera

The Arabian Gulf is a home to several Arab countries that are closely knit in terms of geopolitical connectivity, ethnicity and religion. This particular bloc of nations is not only…

Alliances, Donald Trump, USA, EU, Russia, China Americas Articles Asia Politics & Governance Publications Region Themes

Shifting Alliances

The flagship publication of the US Council on Foreign Relations, the Foreign Affairs magazine, ran the words “Present at the Destruction” on its cover. The issue itself covered many aspects…

Steve Bannon, Trump, US, Russia, Alt Right Americas Articles Politics & Governance Publications Region Themes

How the Ouster of Steve Bannon Bodes for the Trump Reign

More than a century ago, the Czar Nicholas II of the Russian empire had the proverbial “world” at his whim. His empire had made significant leaps forward in industry, agriculture…

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