March, Aurat March, Pakistan, Social Issue Articles Asia

March, Machos and Minuscule Minds

March was very happening in Pakistan this year. While the first few days of the month had everyone hooked to their television screens because of the tensions between India and…

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…

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…

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,…

Saudi Crown Price, Mohammed bin Salman, Pakistan Articles Asia Politics & Governance

From Rhetorical Moderation to Literal Extravagance: Saudi Crown Price Visits Pakistan

The Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman – who remained in the headlines over the past few months in the wake of Saudi Arabia’s ambiguous stance on the mysterious killing…

Middle Class, Pakistan Articles Asia Politics & Governance

The Counter Elite: An Ascendant Middle Class in Pakistan

  The electoral triumph of Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf (PTI) in 2018 general election has left little doubt in the notion that an emerging middle class is now at the…

Pakistan, Balochistan, CPEC Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Redressing the Imbalance in Balochistan

Balochistan – often identified as the wild and rather discontented southern nook of Pakistan, made plenteous headlines last year – headlines narrating tales of blood, of cold and brutal rebellion,…

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