Security

Islamabad Security Dialogue: Challenges and Prospects

Saad Rasool | This past week, Pakistan held the ‘Islamabad Security Dialogue’ (ISD)–a first of its kind. This two-day security symposium is organised by the National Security Division under the auspices of the enterprising Dr....
QUAD

Can Russia’s S-400 Sale to India Trigger QUAD Collapse?

Andrew Korybko | The US-led anti-Chinese QUAD alliance of itself, Australia, India, and Japan might be on the brink of collapse according to influential BJP ideologue Subramanian Swamy, who warned that Washington might expel New...
US

Afghanistan: A New Theater for Sino-US Cold War

M K Bhadrakumar l The “hidden agenda” of the war on terror in Afghanistan has been an open secret. The first inkling of its geopolitical character came when it transpired that even after installing a...
Khan

The Modi-Khan ‘Re-Engagement’?

Saad Hafiz l The recent announcement of a ceasefire along the Line of Control in Kashmir between India and Pakistan is a welcome news. While the de-escalation was initiated by the respective militaries, it is...
Indian Ocean

Pakistan: An Equalizer in Indian Ocean’s Strategic Competition

Abid Latif Sindhu l Bits of broken pottery are usually found ashore at many places all along the littoral states of Indian Ocean. This depicts the history, revealing itself for any carbon testing to reach...
S-400

Why is US upset about Turkey’s S-400 Air Defense System?

TIC Analysis l Turkey is the first foreign recipient to receive 9M96E2 missiles. These are missiles with a range of up to 120 km, developed for the latest Russian medium-range system S-350 Vityaz, launched in...
Israel’s

Israel’s Annexation Plans and International Law

TIC Analysis l Israel’s 35th government took oath on May 17, 2020 bringing to an end 16 months of political turmoil wrought by three inconclusive elections. New government was scheduled to be installed following April...
source

Blue Gold: An Emerging Source of Global Conflicts

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Depleting potable water resources have sent alarm across the globe pertaining to the emergence of a new spree of future global conflicts in quest for occupying available water reservoirs of...
investment

China’s ‘Strategic Investments’ in Europe

The European Union will remain open to Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the coming years, but will limit China’s access to strategic sectors of its economy (such as technology). Brussels will also continue...

An International Humanitarian Law Perspective on Insurgencies ...

Alina Malik l International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is applicable to both international and non-international armed conflicts. In contemporary world, non-international armed conflicts are rampant and have increased insecurity at domestic, regional and international level. IHL has...
US

US: A Net Security-Provider in GCC?

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will likely seek alternative arms suppliers if the administration of US President Joe Biden follows through on canceling arms shipments to the Arab Gulf countries. In Biden’s first...
Khojaly

Khojaly… Never Again…

Rusif Huseynov l Oradour-sur-Glane, Lidice, Khatyn, Srebrenica… This black list has unfortunately an addition from Azerbaijan as well: Khojaly… It was harsh Karabakh winter of 1992, when the Armenian forces launched an offensive on Khojaly, a...
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...

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...
AMAN-21

AMAN-21 and Indian Strategic Construct of Western Indian Ocean

M K Bhadrakumar l The AMAN-21 naval exercise, the biennial event hosted by Pakistani Navy since 2007, in Karachi and the Arabian Sea from February 11-16 draws special attention. As many as 45 navies are...
blue ecosystems

Covid – 19 and Blue Ecosystem

The mass movement of ships and commercial fishing over the years has marred the blue ecosystems to a great extent. However, due to COVID-19, the entire world has come to a standstill. This has...
Abhinandan

Abhinandan Episode: Separating Facts from Lies and Distortions

Asif Haroon Raja l Imran Khan (IK) leading PTI won the elections in July 2018 against his main contestant PML-N and formed governments in the Centre, Punjab and KP but got a plate full of...

Interplay Between Maritime Law and Cyber Space

Anum Khan l In the 21st Century, the COVID pandemic has not only affected human life, but the time of the pandemic has also witnessed a cohort of cyber-crimes against vessels which has led to loss...
Syria

Syrian Quagmire: How Long and for what?

M K Bhadrakumar l In George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, the ruling pigs led by Napoleon constantly rewrote history in order to justify and reinforce their own continuing power. The rewriting by the western powers of...
Yemen

Yemen: A Saudi Quagmire?

M K Bhadrakumar l With the world’s largest oil export terminal coming under missile and drone attack — a giant Saudi Aramco complex capable of exporting roughly 6.5m barrels a day, nearly 7% of global...
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...
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...
South Caucasus

How Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Deal affects China’s Future Plans in South Caucasus?

Yunis Sharifli l On September 27, 2020, the command of the Azerbaijani Army launched a counter-offensive to prevent the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces. Following the launch of the counter-offensive on 28 September,...
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...
Australia-China

Emerging Australia-China Strategic Rivalry

With Australia-China relations at a low point and diplomatic tensions bleeding into the trade realm, Canberra's impending passage of a new law meant to limit Chinese government deals with subnational governments in Australia shows...
nuclear scientist

Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killing will have Fallout

The assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh will not materially impact Iran's nuclear program, but the killing is a sign that the United States and Israel are accelerating their covert strategy against Iran...
America

The Indian-ization of American Government

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi l ‘America loves India, America respects India and America will always be a faithful and loyal friend to the Indian people.’ President Donald J. Trump: Joint Address with Prime Minister Nirendra Modi: ‘Namaste Trump’,...

“Pakistan Zindabad” in Azerbaijan

Rusif Huseynov, Ziya Kazimzada l Pakistan was among the first three nations that immediately recognized Azerbaijan`s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 and established diplomatic relations. Over the years these relations have evolved into...
EU

EU-UK Trade Deal: Now or Never

The race is on for EU-U.K. trade negotiators to resolve their outlying disputes on fishing rights and “level playing field” issues in order to avoid a disruptive no-deal British exit from the EU single...
Ummah

Resurrecting the Ummah

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Conferring upon Narendra Modi, the highest civil award by UAE government nearly one year back in august 2019, amid a situation where Modi was spearheading the genocide of Muslims in...

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