Border clashes

2020 Armenia-Azerbaijan Border Skirmishes and Reactions

Nuray Rustamova, Yunis Sharifli, Ilkin Akhundlu and Melek Novruzova l Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan reached a peak for the first time since the April 2016 fighting, with a ceasefire violation along the border between Azerbaijan's...
Human Rights

Human Rights & Humanitarian Interventions

TIC Focus l International community tries to make sure that human rights are safeguarded. For this engagement and promotion are two of the most important tools that are used. Besides these other options are also...
CPEC

What is CPEC and Why is it Vital for the Region?

TIC Focus l Times are changing, the world is transforming, with Asia being the epicenter of this 21st century transformation. The center of economic power is shifting from the west towards the east partly because...
EU Dis-info Report

EU Dis-info Report: Unraveling of Indian Propaganda Outreach

TIC Brief l The report by EU Disinformation Laboratory has uncovered a massive Indian propaganda network which had tentacles even in the European Union Parliament. The independent, non-profit disinformation watchdog’s latest report illustrates in graphic...
Pak-Saudi Relations

Pak-Saudi Relations: Set in Stone or Shifting Sands?

TIC Analysis l In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have welcomed the OIC for adopting a strong and comprehensive resolution in favour of the Kashmir cause. Jammu and Kashmir Muslim conference...
Sanctions

Analyzing the Role and Effectiveness of Sanctions

Less than a month into his presidency, U.S. President Joe Biden has already stated that he will impose sanctions on coup leaders in Myanmar. Other White House officials have also suggested that sanctions against Russia are...
Hybrid Warfare

Hybrid Threats vs. Hybrid Warfare

TIC Focus l The hybrid nature of warfare thrives on elements which were present in societies – traditional and modern likewise. However, as we had mentioned earlier, the traditional nature of warfare do not exploit...
Iraq

U.S. Led Coalition Withdrawal From Iraq Bases

TIC Brief l Background: The presence of U.S. troops in Iraq was the result of an agreement between the Iraqi and US governments in June 2014. The Maliki government had requested the US intervene to...

R2P and Blurring of State Sovereignty

TIC Focus l R2P: Humanitarian intervention is often considered as controversial and against the tenants of UN Charter and other international conventions. This phenomenon is considered offensive by the states but is increasingly becoming popular...
sustainable

Pakistan’s Green Revolution: Moving Towards a Sustainable Future

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged world leaders to declare a “state of climate emergency” and shape greener growth after the coronavirus pandemic, as he opened a summit marking five years since the...
Ladakh

Who has Tactical & Strategic Edge in Ladakh Standoff?

Ahsan Hamid Durrani l The standoff between Indian and Chinese armies along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh/ Aksai Chin region continues. Both countries have deployed thousands of troops in this disputed...
Qasem Sulemani

Legality of US Airstrike on Gen. Qasem Sulemani

TIC Analysis l Tensions between the United States and Iran escalated in January of this year after a US air raid killed Qasem Sulemani, head of Iran's elite Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy...
Ladakh

An Analysis of Sino-Indian Border Dispute in Ladakh

TIC Brief l Introduction China’s territorial disputes with India in Ladakh date back to the modern founding of the two countries. Beijing’s claim lines have shifted west on at least two occasions, each involving demands...

MBS and Saudi Crisis of Legitimacy

TIC Analysis l Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (MBS), the 34-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia is considered the de facto ruler of the world's leading oil exporter. He has won plaudits from Western leaders...

The Future of Israel-Arab Normalization under Biden

Without former U.S. President Donald Trump’s avid support for Israel’s diplomatic recognition in the Muslim world, the onus of new normalization deals will likely fall to Israel itself, which will either slow the normalization...
Idlib

Idlib: The New Strategic Nucleus of the Battle Over Syria

TIC Brief l Background: The Syrian military has ceased its offensive in Idlib since Turkey and Russia signed a ceasefire agreement in early March which stipulated the creation of a seven-mile (12km) “safety corridor” along...

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