propaganda

Indian Armed Forces: Arming without Aiming

Jawad Falak l One of the most famous quotes about black propaganda is from Nazi leader Adolf Hitler “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed”. This...
Hybrid

Hybrid Warfare by Non-State Actors

With regards to Hoffman’s conception of hybrid threats, it can be said that the DAESH resembled many features of hybrid threat. Features of hybrid threats consist of blended modalities, simultaneity, decentralized structure, fusion and...
Erdogan

Erdogan & the Question of Resurrection of Ottoman Empire

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l What Tayyib Erdogan is poised to do after the expiration of treaty of laussane by 2023? Is he really endeavoring to resurrect ottoman caliphate? Almost every political discourse, nowadays, led...
Strait of Hormuz

Why is Strait of Hormuz so Vital for Global Economy?

Jawad Falak l According to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), “the Strait of Hormuz is the world's most important oil chokepoint because its daily oil flow of about 17 million barrels...
Turkey

Future of Turkey’s Defense Industry

The fast expansion of Turkey’s defense industry in recent years might be becoming harder to sustain as newly released data show the sector is struggling to reduce its heavy reliance on foreign inputs and...
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...
Middle East

The New Middle East

Jawad Falak l The 2003 US invasion of Iraq shook the fault lines upon which the post WWI Middle East rested upon. The removal of Saddam Hussain from power set a chain reaction which led...
Territorial Sea

Military Activities and Use of Force in Territorial Sea

TIC Analysis l Under both customary international law and Article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea (UNCLOS), the territorial sea is a space characterized by the inherent sovereignty of the...

US Return to JCPOA

M K Bhadrakumar l In business transactions and international diplomacy alike, there could be constant variables and dependent variables. Constant variable is where the value cannot be changed once it has been assigned a value....

India’s Stumbling Bid to Target Pak Navy

Zeeshan Munir l An article titled “What Coronavirus? PAK busy Missile testing, orchestrating terror in Kashmir ” was posted on Indian website ibtimes.co.in on April 20th,2020 .Regrettably, not just the title but the article itself...
warfare

The Cyber Cold War

Nabiya Imran | With the advent of the information age, it was obvious that technology will creep into the international political system. It has and it is here to stay. States with well-developed information technology...

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...
Russia

How Russia Re-Emerged as a Great Power?

Anum Khan l There are certain factors that have contributed towards Russia's resurgence that must be considered in order to understand Moscow's foreign policy outlook and national interests. These factors are briefly discussed below: Leadership Leadership is...
Kashmir

5 Myths on Kashmir Issue Debunked

TIC Focus l A high-level Congressional delegation of the United States flew into the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) capital on Sunday to see the ground situation and gauge public sentiment following the Aug 5...

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...
Hybrid War

Hybrid Warfare in Pakistan

TIC Analysis | The entrance of the nuclear weapons changed the paradigm of overt conflict throughout the world. Not only did nuclear weapons stopped aggression against nuclear armed states but also a global taboo against...

Kashmir: Unfinished Agenda of Partition

Asif Haroon Raja l Kashmir is the unfinished agenda of the Partition in 1947 which was left behind by the British and it has bedeviled Indo-Pakistan relations. The two arch rivals went to war thrice...
Covid-19

Coronavirus and its Impact on Global Dynamics

Asif Haroon Raja l During the Cold War, the two antagonists – USA and former Soviet Union - in their bid to safeguard the vital western and eastern hemispheres and to increase respective spheres of...
CPEC

Conceptual Contours of CPEC & there Practical Manifestation

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...
Diplomatic Immunity

How Diplomatic Immunity Functions

TIC Focus l In USA, the executive branch is entrusted with the responsibility to determine the immunity of the diplomat. In 1978, the President Jimmy Carter delegated this responsibility to the Secretary of the State....
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...
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...
OPEC

Why the OPEC+ Deal is a Many-Splendoured Thing

M K Bhadrakumar l A perfect deal is where all protagonists get something out of it. All oil-producing countries stand to gain if oil price rebounds. In bare bones, the OPEC+ group led by Saudi...
Covid-19

Covid-19 has a Grandma, Grandpa & Great Grandpa. Where are they?

M K Bhadrakumar l The search for the genesis of Covid-19 is developing into an epic story. Thanks to the insinuations by the US President Donald Trump — ‘China virus’, ‘Wuhan virus’, etc. — that...

Is Naya Pakistan Connecting to its Anti-Colonial Past?

TIC Analysis l Is Naya Pakistan Connecting to its Anti-Colonial Past? The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank announced on Thursday they would back the Group of 20 nations’ decision to give one-year debt relief...
Turkey

Turkey’s Ever-Growing Indigenous Arms Industry

Syeda Zainab Hameed Gillani l Turkey is set to join the prestigious block of countries who are manufacturing advanced 5th generation fighter jets but the journey is going to be full of hurdles due to technical...
Interventionism

Will US Interventionism End After Covid-19 Disaster?

M K Bhadrakumar l Will US Interventionism End After Covid-19 Disaster? The greatness of the classical Greek tragedies lies in their humanising effect on the spectator or reader — “catharsis”, the purification or purgation of emotions,...

New World Order is Here

Snapshot l Internationalism and regionalism seems to be the primary victims of Covid-19 commonly known as Coronavirus . Every nation has scrambled to protect itself from this pandemic which has infected millions and killed thousands....
Erdogan

Erdogan’s Cold War with Saudi Arabia and UAE

Al-Monitor l The latest skirmish between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates-Saudi Arabia bloc is over the media. In mid-April, Saudi Arabia announced it was blocking access to Turkish state-funded news agencies and several websites. Within...
Afghans

Don’t Threaten Afghans

M K Bhadrakumar l The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in the US State Department, Alice Wells dropped a bombshell early morning today on the Afghan government...

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