Demonetization, India,Political Economy Articles Asia Trade & Economics

Demonetization in India: Cost and Consequences from the Political Economy Perspective

In November 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the cessation of Rupees 500 and Rupees 1000 notes, the two largest denomination notes which accounted in total for 86 per cent…

Articles Asia Politics & Governance

‘What’s in a Name’ – An Inconvenient Reality

Recent renaming of the historic city of Allahabad, a metropolitan centre in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), India, has stirred up extensive debates across Indian and Pakistani societies. Allahabad…

India, France, BJP, Rafale Articles Asia Trade & Economics

The Rafale Scandal: Damaging India’s Global Trade Narrative

No longer inhibited by executive protocol, President Macron’s predecessor Francois Hollande caused uproar in India when he revealed the leverage exercised by the Indian government during the Rafale Deal. The…

Pak-Afghan, Pakistan, Afghanistan Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Evolving Pak-Afghan Ties in Recent Times

Pak-Afghan relations have always remained tumultuous, mostly tilting precariously towards volatility, as the blame game persists. Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of supporting terrorist sanctuaries, whereas Pakistan categorically denies the Afghan allegations…

Pak-China, Free Trade Agreements Articles Asia Trade & Economics

Pak-China Trade: Free Trade Agreements

Ever increasing imports, and not nearly enough exports; such is the constant state of dilemma that is coming in the way of Pakistan’s growth. According to the country’s Commerce Secretary…

Naya Pakistan, USA Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Aligning the Future of Naya Pakistan with the United States

The love-hate tale of relations between US and Pakistan has remained one of the highlights of South Asian politics. Both countries share an enriched history of instances when their interest…

OHCHR, India, Pakistan, Kashmir, UN Articles Asia

What The OHCHR Says About The Fraught Human Rights Situation in Kashmir

The Kashmir conflict refers to the territorial dispute over Kashmir for which India and Pakistan have fought three wars: in 1947, 1965, and 1999. Since the 1947 partition, hundreds of…

CPEC, China, Foreign Policy Articles Asia Trade & Economics

CPEC: Through the Lens of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a bilateral project between Pakistan and China. It aims to enhance economic prosperity not only for both the countries but also for the…

Water, Water Security, Kalabagh Dam, Indus Basin, Pakistan, India Articles Asia Energy & Environment

Immediate Call For Referendum Over Feasible Water Storage Options

The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) released a report in September, 2017 that presented a holistic view of the water problems pertaining in the country. According to the…

Political Parties, Pakistan, Election 2018 Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Examining role of Political Parties in Pakistan

The inter-party democracy is an essential ingredient for strengthening national democracy. Any weakness in the former inevitably leads to weakness in the latter. There are three key roles that the…

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