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The Pulwama Crisis

The Pulwama Crisis

Now is the time for diplomatic efforts The bilateral ties between Pakistan and India have been characterized by crises of different magnitudes and natures. The hostilities are deep-rooted and well-entrenched, affecting every segment of society. The historical legacy of defective partition plan including Kashmir dispute, psychological trauma of partition and massacre; nerve-wrecking competition over strategic and economic interests; weaponization of ... Read More »

CPEC and Agriculture

CPEC and Agriculture

Opportunities we need to capitalize on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship project of multi-billion dollar Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), has emerged as a vivid manifestation of the strong strategic Sino-Pak cooperation. It has rekindled a hope about the revival of the dwindling economy of Pakistan through investment in infrastructure growth, power generation, industrial development and upgrade of Gwadar ... Read More »

The Afghan Imbroglio

The Afghan Imbroglio

Switch your TV on, you will watch news on Afghanistan; look at the newspaper, you will read about Afghanistan; scroll home pages of Facebook and Twitter down or up, you will find dozens of news stories, articles and features related to political and military developments in Afghanistan. Amidst this flux of news, one question that arises in everyone’s mind is: ... Read More »

The Kashmir Dispute

The Kashmir Dispute

History and the Way Forward Homes dynamited, children orphaned, women widowed and half-widowed, eyes blinded, legs amputated, basic facilities destroyed, human rights violated, political rights trampled on, legal rights usurped; this is the valley of Kashmir the present state of which is exposing the reality of the United Nations Charter. It lays bare the liberal values of Western democracies, the ... Read More »

Nuclearization of South Asia

Nuclearization of South Asia

Causes and the way forward Ever since the catastrophic power of atomic bombs was unleashed to the world with complete devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, massacre of nearly 300,000 people and the resultant capitulation of Japan before the United States in the Second World War, there have been an unending, fierce debate among international security analysts and military strategists on ... Read More »

The Untapped Potential of BLUE ECONOMY

BLUE ECONOMY

Pakistan’s route towards becoming an ocean-economy Since time immemorial, oceans and seas have been the source of natural resources and wealth. Many great civilizations evolved, and got destroyed, due to their geostrategic location on the sea routes. The harbours, coastlines and beaches provided humanity with an unending access to abundant onshore and offshore resources that necessitated a fast-paced development of ... Read More »

Industrial Sector in Pakistan

Industrial Sector in Pakistan

Issues and Opportunities Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution and the invention of assembly line techniques of mass production by Henry Ford, the industry has been playing a critical role in job creation, urbanization and expansion in world trade. In addition to economic significance, the industry has contributed massively to countries’ bilateral and multilateral relationships and has even helped ... Read More »

The New Liberal World Order

The New Liberal World Order

Global leadership with Chinese characteristics? The rules-based political and economic world order, which emerged after the Second World War, is generally termed as the liberal world order. Although it is generally believed that the liberal world order is a set of universally-acknowledged values, it was, in fact, a partial and a geographically limited order that was supported by the democracies ... Read More »

Fixing the Agriculture Sector

Fixing the Agriculture Sector

Challenges and Opportunities Agriculture, industry and services are the three main pillars of our national economy. The recurring floods and the spread of alluvial soil from the Indus and its tributaries make the plains of Pakistan among the most fertile areas of the world. Historically speaking, agriculture of the northwestern part of the Indian Subcontinent (modern-day Pakistan) has been the ... Read More »

THE PRESSING URGENCY FOR INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS

THE PRESSING URGENCY FOR INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS

What is the cause of sustained scientific, technological and innovative development in the West? What makes the West so advanced socially and economically, and better from the rest of the world? Why Western societies are politically stable enough to ensure continuity of democratic regimes for the last many decades and even centuries? Why do disasters cause surprisingly low number of ... Read More »