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India’s Shifting Nuclear Posture and Evolving Threat Perception


India’s Shifting Nuclear Posture and Evolving Threat Perception Mehtab Ali Bhatti Indian Nuclear Policy of “No First Use” to “First Use” Vipin Narang, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a renowned expert on South Asian nuclear strategy, asserts: “India may shift its nuclear policy of ‘No First Use’ to ‘First Use’ against Islamabad if ... Read More »

Donald Trump and the Weaponization of International Trade


Donald Trump and the Weaponization of International Trade The Liberal World Order under Threat Magazine Desk Trade policies of Trump administration are causing more problems than they solve as they treat friends like adversaries, thereby weakening alliances. They are further complicating an already fragile US-China relationship. By discarding the current multilateral system in favour of a bilateral approach, the Trump ... Read More »

Ensuring Energy, Water and Food Security


Ensuring Energy, Water and Food Security Shafqat Javed Water scarcity is the biggest threat to fertile lands in the country which, in turn, means serious consequences for the industrial sector. Pakistan is already a water-scarce country as owing to the poor state of infrastructure about two-third is lost due to poor transmission and seepage.  Water scarcity hurts the entire agricultural chain ... Read More »

US-China Trade War


US-China Trade War A dangerous game is on! Magazine Desk During the US-China trade talks in Washington D.C., Chinese and American trade negotiators could not reach a truce. Later, on May 10th, the United States carried through on its threat to ratchet up tariffs on Chinese goods. China vowed to retaliate and impose similar tariffs on American goods. So, the ... Read More »

The Two-State Solution


The Two-State Solution Keeping the Hope of Peace Alive Federica Mogherini Our common region—the Mediterranean and the wider Middle East—is going through a long and difficult transition. The war in Syria is not yet over, and Libya is still torn by violence and instability. While there are new hopes for de-escalation in Yemen, the road to peace is still long. ... Read More »