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Civil-military relations in historical perspective

Asif Haroon Raja | In his ten year rule, Field Marshal Ayub Khan achieved phenomenal all round results mainly because he had kept the politicians out till 1964 under EBDO. He debarred the politicians from...
benches

Reforming Pakistan’s Judicary

Saad Rasool | This week – in a sight that has become all too familiar over the recent years – our nation witnessed lawyers protesting across different districts of Punjab, ransacking public property, manhandling government...
Silk Road

Pains and Dreams on the Silk Road

Degang Sun | In 2013, when Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the “Belt and Road” initiative, China and the Middle East rediscovered their common historic legacies and shared memories of the ancient lands and maritime Silk...
Afghanistan

The Death Valleys of Afghanistan

William Dalrymple | In 1843, shortly after his return from the battlefields of the First Anglo-Afghan War, the army chaplain in Jalalabad, the Reverend G. R. Gleig, wrote a memoir about the disastrous expedition of which...
Ncik Jonas

This American DJ Wants Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas To ‘Be His Parents’

News Desk | Priyanka Chopra posted a picture of herself with Nick Jonas on Instagram today and within an hour it had over seven lakh likes and several comments, including those of Nick Jonas and...
Nevada

Nevada Athletic Commission to suspend Conor & Khabib, mulls indefinite ban

News Analysis | The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is suspending UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor starting Monday. A hearing is set to determine if they will be banned for good. Both fighters...

Is CPEC a threat to environment?

Waqar Khan | Slicing through the Himalayas, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project of China’s One Belt and One Road Initiative. The 3,000 km, over $50 billion corridor, is a network of railways,...

Here’s everything you need to know about iPhone X

News Desk | The 10th anniversary Apple iPhone is here, and it’s called the iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone Ten”). The Cupertino, California-based company made it official at an event on the Apple Campus in the Steve Jobs Theater...
structure

Rethinking the sporting structure – Saad Rasool

Saad Rasool | A colleague of mine, who is still too young to have been jaded about his faith in Pakistan Cricket Team, was distraught after Pakistan exit from the Asia Cup.  He (much like...

Playing on bouncy pitches

Farid A Malik | Playing on bouncy pitches is not easy, this is why the Pakistan Cricket Team is having problems playing on New Zealand’s uneven pitches. The importance of curator who prepares the pitches...

Essay writing tips

Courtesy CSS Forum AS WE KNOW THAT ESSAY WRITING IS MOST DIFFICULT TASK FOR CSS EXAM,AND MOST OF ASPIRANTS TRAPPED IN THIS COMPLICATION SO AS TO I REVEAL SOME KNOWLEGE WHICH I GET FROM A...

Harnessing Pakistan’s maritime opportunities

Taj M Khattak | Pakistan’s EEZ and extended continental shelf constitutes over 35% of its land and it has a sea front of more than 1000 kilometers. More than 90% of our trade by volume and...

Chief of Naval Staff vows to preserve marine environment

News Desk | Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi Thursday expressed firm resolve to preserve marine environment and termed the oceans an essential part of the earth’s ecosystem for sustainable life. ‘Let us...

Google launches new search experience for job seekers

News Desk | Google has unveiled a new search experience making it easier for job seekers in the region to find employment opportunities from popular job listing websites, online classifieds and companies. The new feature is...
CSS

How to clear Competitive Exams in 3 months?

Sara Tassadaq | On 28th June, 2018, the news started coming in that CSS 2017 final result would be announced today. But this ‘news’ had been coming in every day since about a month before....

Theories of IR Summary

A good read for IR students.  Click here to download Theories summary Neo-Liberalism The research agenda of neo-liberal international-ism is dominated by the debate about liberal states: how far the liberal zone of peace extends, why relations within it...
CSS

FPSC/PPSC Solved papers of General knowledge

Click here to download past-paperz (2) A good read for CSS Aspirants.
Asia-Pacific

Is India eyeing to become a new power in Asia-Pacific?

M K Bhadrakumar | Static diplomacy, like stale fish, stinks. Therefore, it is gratifying to see the delightful vagueness of the formulation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s opening statement at the 15th ASEAN-India Summit at...
Pakistan

The Struggle for Pakistan: Complete book in PDF

Click here to download the book 'The-struggle-for-Pakistan' PREFACE Pakistan for me is more than just a place of origin. Ever since my formative teen years in New York City, the trials and tribulations of this self-styled Muslim...
motive

What is China’s main motive behind Belt and Road Initiative?

M K Bhadrakumar | Over the past 24 hours, the narrative by India’s self-styled “China watchers” regarding the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been shown to be quixotic. The Pakistani media has carried speculative reports that...
development

OBOR: Has India lost its ticket to development?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | According to Pakistani press, one highlight of the participation by PM Nawaz Sharif at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing (May 14-15) was to be the signing of a Memorandum of...
economic

Will OBOR help China to overcome its economic crisis?

China caught the world’s eyes with its high-profile global forum on the so-called Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing on 14-15 May 2017. The developmental blueprint, involving about 65 countries, seeks to push through a series...
Chabahar

Chabahar – Some Indian myths and the reality

M K Bhadrakumar | The first shipment of wheat on Sunday from Kandla port to Afghanistan via Iran’s Chabahar Port is cause for celebration in India. A surface route is not ethereal, unlike an air bridge; it...
OBOR

The Middle-Eastern conflict: Threatening for Pakistan and China’s OBOR

James M. Dorsey | Increasingly caught up in the Middle-Eastern conflict, Pakistan is struggling to balance relations with rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran amid concern in Islamabad that the potential US-Saudi efforts to destabilize the...
CPEC

Making a success story out of CPEC: Certain, probable, or doubtful?

Nasir Azeem | The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor CPEC is being talked about a lot in media, policy circles, and academia. This game-changing project is a cause of concern for India. On Tuesday, the Chinese Ambassador...

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