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The Missile Race in South Asia

The Missile Race in South Asia

A tool to expand India’s hegemony  Proliferation of military technologies and unremitting arms race between India and Pakistan are the outcomes of the divergent threat perceptions of both countries. These perceptions are based on their respective competitive security narratives and, more importantly, their track record of unending hostility between them. Missile technology is among the major military technologies that eat …

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South Asia: need for common regional approach

South Asia: need for common regional approach

The United States remains unsettled while the administration headed by President Donald Trump is engaged in finding its feet on which to stand. The process is taking much longer than was expected by even those who did not have much faith in the ability of the new man in the White House to lead the country and the world. The …

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Trump and South Asia

Trump and South Asia

By: Zamir Akram Indian Prime Minister Modi’s recent US visit indicates the direction of Trump’s policy towards not only India, but South Asia as a whole. The ongoing review of the administration’s Afghan policy will also complement this strategy. This will have far-reaching implications for Pakistan. It is not surprising that Trump reaffirmed the partnership with India which has steadily …

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Trump’s Mideast approach and South Asia consequences

Trump’s Mideast approach and South Asia consequences

By: Shahid Javed Burki The already unsettled Middle East became even more so after the visit to the region by President Donald Trump. What he said in a speech delivered before an audience of 50 Muslim heads of state, most of them non-Arab, has torn apart alliances that had brought some stability to the perennially disturbed area. Events that occurred …

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Multilateralism between CARs and Pakistan

Multilateralism between CARs and Pakistan

Very recently, celebrations to mark the completion of twenty-five years of relations between Pakistan and Central Asian Republics (CARs – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan), were underway in Islamabad.  Diplomatic missions held talks, conducted seminars and organized roundtable discussions with an aim to pave the way for friendly economic, social, cultural and political collaborations in the future.  The people …

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South Asia hostage to its own security paranoia

South Asia hostage to its own security paranoia

By: Ali Salman KUALA LUMPUR: In 1990, almost 4 in 10 people were living under the international extreme poverty line of $1.90 a day according to the World Bank. In 2013, that figure had fallen to just over 1 in 10, but that still represents more than 767 million people. Out of these 767 million people, 40% live in South …

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SAARC, A Victim of India’s Hegemonic Designs

SAARC, A Victim of India’s Hegemonic Designs

Objectives of Saarc (a) to promote the welfare of the peoples of SOUTH ASIA and to improve their quality of life; (b) to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region and to provide all individuals the opportunity to live in dignity and to realise their full potentials; (c) to promote and strengthen collective self-reliance among the …

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Pakistan Development Update, From Stability to Prosperity

Pakistan Development Update

South Asia emerged as the fastest growing region in the world in 2015, posting GDP growth of 7 percent. Weak oil and commodity prices, slowing capital flows and shrinking global trade contributed toward a deceleration of growth in most of the world’s economies. South Asia — as a net importer of oil — was an anomaly, growing significantly on the …

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MIDDLE EAST & ANTAGONISM IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

MIDDLE EAST & ANTAGONISM IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Antagonism in international politics, more often than not, has potential to lead the things towards positive development. Recent Russian intervention in Syria is a prime example in this regard. Unfortunately, unipolarity has worsened the state of affairs in a vile and offensive manner. Along with scientific developments, technological advancements, economic growth and educational betterment, the menace of terrorism and extremism …

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Pakistan in China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative

Chinas One Belt One Road

A popular Chinese saying, well received by many states utters “if you want to get rich, get started by building roads”. So, recognizing this along with the fact that regional integration is an inevitable measure to meet the demands of economically globalized world, Chinese leadership rephrased the notion of Silk Road in 2013 with the announcement of ‘One Road, One …

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