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A New Strategic Blueprint

A new strategic blueprint

Pakistan, a product of post-World War II political dynamics, was sucked into the geopolitical whirlpool soon after it was formed. Its strategic imperative after independence was its survival as a…

Flying Solo

Flying solo

Pkistan’s successes are individual, its failures collective. Take mountaineering: a young mountaineer Samina Baig conquers Mount Everest in 2013. In exploration, Namira Salim reaches both Poles — the North in…

IS: A Global Challenge

IS: a global challenge

The sensational rise of IS, also known as Islamic State has caused global panic. It has also dramatically altered geopolitics, producing strange bedfellows. Putting aside their hostilities, the US and…

Towards Effective

Towards effective

The proliferation of missile technology has been cause for growing concern since 1944 when Nazi German forces fired V-1 and V-2 rockets against Allied targets in France, Great Britain and…

A Global Spectre

A global spectre

On October 11, 2001, exactly a month after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre, President George W Bush was informed by his CIA director, George Tenet, about the…

Ghosts Of Revolutions Past

Ghosts of revolutions past

The history of mankind at various moments has been a history of dissent. Dissent against oppression, exploitation, violence, tyranny, abuse of power, exacted over a peoples by another. Whether both…

Wrong Approach

Wrong approach

The US has commenced air strikes deep inside Syrian territory against the militant group the Islamic State (IS). While the Syrian government was informed about the attacks before the operation…

Season Of Uncertainty

Season of uncertainty

With Afghanistan entering a more uncertain phase, the election crisis there meant that the recent Nato summit, already distracted by other geostrategic concerns, did little more than voice the alliance’s…

Peace And Prosperity Through Security And Stability

Peace and prosperity through security and stability

The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation has become an influential organisation and an important factor in the emergence of a new polycentric world order. The organisation has worked to bring about tangible…