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South Asia and Covid-19

The novel coronavirus is a pandemic that is affecting every country and region around the globe. The detrimental effects of this virus will be felt for years to come. Just…

Deterrence and South Asia

Adil Ahmed Dar triggered an unintended and unprecedented chain reaction in the history of the two nuclear-armed states in South Asia. The Indian air raid deep into Pakistani territory and…

Eurasian real politik

Europe and Asia are geographically one land mass, British geographer Sir Halford J. Mackinder maintained as far back as 1904that whoever controlled the Eurasian heartland would control the world. Soon…

South Asia: On The Brink Again

South Asia: on the brink again

You cannot prevent and prepare for war at the same time, counselled Einstein. But this is what India and Pakistan are doing right now. As I write this, a day…

Questioning South Asia

Questioning South Asia

Coming back to Karachi is not always a pleasant experience. You come out of the airport on to Shahrah-e-Faisal, and apartment buildings on both sides of the road present the…

Korean Lessons For South Asia

Korean lessons for South Asia

It’s not every day that you see history in the making. Watching the leaders of North and South Korea, locked in an existential struggle for more than six decades, take…

Can Pakistan Emulate South Korea?

Can Pakistan emulate South Korea?

The spectacular rise of South Korea from an underdeveloped country to an industrially-developed one is a benchmark that many in the field of development and politics look up to. Pakistan…