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Trump: opportunities for Pakistan

Trump: opportunities for Pakistan

Pakistani media has rendered Trump as the enemy of Islam and Pakistan. Situation in Pakistan was not in favour of Trump in the past several months. How Pakistan ran out of Trump’s unexpected triumph is a lingering question. Political pundits failed to apprehend Trump’s win in elections. Public opinion was not different from political pundits. […]

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Afghan Peace processes sans peace

Afghan Peace processes sans peace

Another Afghan peace process has caught international attention, albeit belatedly. Russia, China and Pakistan got together in Moscow, on December 27, for the third round of secretary level talks. Though earlier two rounds went almost unnoticed, the recent one invoked an overreaction from Kabul, while Washington also radiated a feeling of unease. Nonetheless, the outcome […]

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Minorities of India!

Minorities of India!

Constitutionally, India is a secular country but in practice the empirical data suggests that the country is set to be a Hindu state. Countless Hindu-Muslim riots in India after August 1947 including the demolition of Babri Mosque in December 1992 and communal riots in Indian Gujarat in February 2002 are some of the hallmarks of […]

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US Rebalancing Policy & the Regional Riddle

US Rebalancing Policy & the Regional Riddle

The US “rebalancing” strategy is primarily aimed at China as the country has the world’s second-largest economy after the US and it is growing fast, accompanied with soft power and military modernization lately. In this way, the US is trying to maneuver diplomatically, militarily, and financially in Chinese periphery. These advancements will have grave ramifications […]

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Cyber security and Pakistan

Cyber security and Pakistan

Given the constantly evolving security dynamics globally and regionally, the threat spectrum continues to grow with every passing day. The nature of threat has transformed from traditional to advanced non-conventional and strategic levels. The sphere of traditional security is quite precise and ardently guarded while no such accord or specific definition exists as to what […]

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Time to harmonize our counter terrorism effort

Time to harmonize our counter terrorism effort

Judicial Commission comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa that investigated the August 8 deadly terrorist attack in Quetta has reported ‘monumental failure’ of the interior ministry and Balochistan government towards combating terrorism. Even though there has been visible successes in the counter terrorism effort with regard to frequency of such attacks, terrorist outfits retain the capacity […]

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Culture and Politics

Culture and Politics

Since the advent of globalization, the people living in various corners of the world can easily interact with each other. People can reach out to their near-ones living in a foreign land. This has also led to cultural exchange between different regions/countries. In a way it is a healthy practice to learn from each other’s […]

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World Bank! It’s no time to duck down

World Bank! It’s no time to duck down

Pakistan has mostly dealt with its water security issues from technical and political point of views, and has rarely explored legal options. There are serious capacity issues with regard to legally contesting our cases at international forums. This has led to a mindset of reactive approach based on patchy and ad-hoc measures. There is no […]

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