Relations, Diplomacy Articles Asia Energy & Environment

Rain on Relations, Drought on Diplomacy

Politics, whether be within or outside borders, has but one rule and which was crafted well in the sentence: ‘There are no permanent enemies, and no permanent friends, only permanent…

Articles Asia Defense & Security

Pakistan India Tensions – War on Wire

Pakistan and India have been confronting each other as arch rivals since 1947 at many fronts. These confrontations have been on conventional warfare grounds. Both countries have been at the…

Social Media, India, Pakistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Weaponisation of Social Media and Indo-Pakistan Conflict

In nearly 72 years of an antagonistic relationship, the two nuclear-armed neighbours have engaged militarily four times in addition to a number of skirmishes and military stand-offs. However, the recent…

Asia Politics & Governance

Pakistan India Fiasco: Of the Role and Responsibility of Media

Pakistan and India recently made major headlines in view of their respective security concerns in the larger context of regional security. Both countries found each other engaged in yet another…

Pulwama attack, India, Pakistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

The Need for a Shift in Indian Attitude Post-Pulwama Attack

Described as the deadliest insurgent attack in the three-decade Kashmir insurgency, the Pulwama suicide attack has once again trigged war hysteria between the two nuclear-armed neighbouring countries. Adil Ahmad Dar,…

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…

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