Decriminalising Defamation Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Decriminalising Defamation

In a recent move, a bill to make amendments to the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CCP) 1898 has been approved by the National Assembly…

The New Crossroads: State, Religion, and the Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan Articles Asia Politics & Governance

The New Crossroads: State, Religion, and the Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan

As the primary constitutive basis of Pakistan, religion has been coming at a crossroads with politics, strategy, and the wider state policies for over decades now.  This interaction of religion…

The TLP Conundrum: Discourses of Radicalisation in Brelwism Articles Asia Politics & Governance

The TLP Conundrum: Discourses of Radicalisation in Barelvism

Pakistan has been under the wave of country-wide violent protests by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) over the issue of blasphemous caricatures published in a French magazine and the subsequent developments. TLP…

Navigating Pakistan’s National Security Landscape Articles Asia Defense & Security

Navigating Pakistan’s National Security Landscape

The Islamabad Security Dialogue, spearheaded by Pakistan’s National Security Division (NSD) in collaboration with the leading think tanks, was held in the capital city to lay down Pakistan’s new strategic…

Gendered Dimension of Climate Change Articles Asia Energy & Environment

Gendered Dimension of Climate Change

The greatest ecological and environmental challenge of our time is climate change, whose effects in the form of droughts, floods, extreme weather, the outbreak of diseases, growing water, and food…

Immunisation Hesitancy in Pakistan Articles Asia

Immunisation Hesitancy in Pakistan

The news broke out that Prime Minister Imran Khan was tested positive for Covid-19 just two days after he was vaccinated. With Pakistan observing more than an 8% Covid-19 positivity…

Evolving Contours of Indian Cyber Espionage and Pakistan’s Response Articles Asia Defense & Security

Evolving Contours of Indian Cyber Espionage and Pakistan’s Response

Pakistan’s track record of national and sector-specific cyber security remains abysmal. While targeted Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks and amateur website ‘hacks’ continue, as do overt information operations campaigns aiming to…

Understanding the Renewed Focus of Baloch Ethno-nationalist Militant Groups on Karachi Articles Asia Defense & Security

Understanding the Renewed Focus of Baloch Ethno-nationalist Militant Groups on Karachi

On March 15, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED)-laden motorcycle was used to target personnel of Sindh Rangers, a paramilitary force, in Orangi Town of Karachi. In the attack, one Rangers…

The Soft Power of the UK’s Pakistani Diaspora Articles Europe

The Soft Power of the UK’s Pakistani Diaspora

The Pakistani diaspora has contributed greatly to the social, economic, and cultural life of the United Kingdom (UK), which exemplifies its potential as a vehicle of soft power in relations…

India-Pakistan’s LoC Ceasefire: What’s Next? Articles Asia Defense & Security

India-Pakistan’s LoC Ceasefire: What’s Next?

February 25, 2021, marked a rare moment in India-Pakistan relations when the Director Generals of military operations (DGMOs) from both countries decided to recommit themselves to the 2003 ceasefire agreement…

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