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From Warfare To Welfare

From warfare to welfare

The stand-off between nuclear nations Pakistan and India, set off by a terrorism incident in the disputed territory of Kashmir, points two two things: that the South Asian region is…

Pulwama And Trade War

Pulwama and trade war

A climate of hate is emerging in India after the Pulwama attack. The targets are varied and apparently unconnected. One of the things that has happened is that India has…

Say No To War

Say no to war

When Nimrod tried to burn Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) in a horrific fire, a little sparrow was carrying water in its beak with a purpose to quench the great the fire.…

Indo-Pak Trade: Potential Vs Reality

Indo-Pak trade: potential vs reality

What if trade between India and Pakistan was valued at $37 billion instead of $2 billion? This is not a guess but a prediction made in the World Bank’s latest…

Indo-Pak Thaw: What Went Wrong?

Indo-Pak thaw: what went wrong?

What has so abruptly reversed the Modi government’s consent to a meeting sans the resumption of the dialogue process between the Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers on the sidelines of…

Understanding hybrid warfare

Gone are the days of fighting wars in the conventional manner; today's strategy combines conventional warfare, irregular tactics and terrorist acts, including subverting the media by using the advertising power…

Challenging The Indo-Pak Narrative

Challenging the Indo-Pak narrative

In the 21st century, South Asia’s two largest nuclear powers – India and Pakistan – are not on talking terms with each other. Peace talks have stalled and cooperation –…

Revisiting The Art Of All-around War

Revisiting the art of all-around war

“Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting. The highest form of warfare is to attack (the enemy’s) strategy itself” – Sun…

Seeking Peace In Times Of War-mongering

Seeking peace in times of war-mongering

Raising a voice for peace in times of war-mongering seemed to be a great risk. But the peaceniks who gathered at an Indo-Pak peace conference in Amritsar were applauded by…

Indo-Pak Tension: The CPEC Factor

Indo-Pak tension: The CPEC factor

By linear logic, the India-Pak military crisis of September 18 was significantly eased mainly due to the nuclear deterrence between the two countries. The contention of this piece is that…