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Afghanistan’s Power vacuum and its implications for the Region

As the final U.S. troops leave Afghanistan and the United States shifts its focus from the Middle East to the Indo-Pacific, there is a drive to rework the region’s foreign policy calculations. America has been the pivot around which regional politics have played out since it overtook Britain as the primary external power in the …

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India’s Social Media War in the lieu of Surveillance and Control

Social Media is a tool, platform, and stage for all those who want their voices heard. Meanwhile, the same tool has been used by activists, movements, governments, agencies, etc, to create waves of change. One such recent example is of the resistance movement that came from Palestine and spread like wildfire over the whole social …

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Erroneous Priorities of the Pakistani Government: Human Security on the Back Burner

Erroneous Priorities of the Pakistani Government: Human Security on the Back Burner

While the representatives of the state are constantly engaged in verbal onslaughts, public interests have been jeopardized. Since independence, human security has not been prioritized by any government of Pakistan. Instead, territorial security was the cornerstone. Recently, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported that Pakistan ranks 10th amongst the largest arms importers of the …

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Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 in South Asia

The aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic has been mostly obstreperous. By the start of march 2021, there have been 117 million cases recorded, with almost 2.59 million deaths worldwide. While the lockdown enforced by the states, through their indigenous national government to curb the rapid proliferation of the virus has stunted the supply chains, halted …

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Celebrating 70 Years of Friendship between Iron Brothers

The year 2021 marks the seventy years of establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan. Over the past seven decades, the bilateral relationship between both countries has transformed from cordial neighborly relations to that of strategic partners. The phrase “higher than the mountains, deeper than the oceans, stronger than steel, dearer than eyesight, sweeter …

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Growing Middle Eastern Ties; A Peace Paradox?

The modern world knows the Middle East as a victim or home of violence, terrorism, uprisings, sectarian and inter-state conflicts despite the fact that it was once home to learning astronomy, mathematics, astrology, and philosophy. But the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the role of the then French and British powers to influence the geography …

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A Review of Arab – Israel/Palestine Issue- In the light of Iqbal and Quaid’s Advice

2020 brought the Arab Nations and Israel diplomatically closer over economic deals, something that was unimaginable about 72 years ago, when Arab Nations were nothing but angry over the Jews, annexing the Muslim land of Palestine. When Israel was under formation, Muslims were on the front row of protest. With hundreds of thousands sitting in …

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BJP’s Booming Power & Dwindling Secularism in India

Religion has played a vital role in the world’s history regardless of geography, for example, the European history is comprised of Europeans seeking to develop a modern realm in which state and religion work independently. Few centuries later, religion again played its role in the division of sub-continent into Pakistan and India. The two nation …

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