January, 2016

Afghan Peace Talks

Afghan Peace Talks

The recently held Afghan peace talks, in which senior officials from the Afghan government, Pakistan, China and the US participated called for restoration of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Whether, the talks would yield positive result or like the past would fail and would further antagonize the Taliban, is yet to […]

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Pakistan’s difficult mission

Pakistan’s difficult mission

Pakistan is undertaking a difficult mission to diffuse tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has a natural inkling for this sort of enterprise—indeed a romance. Theoretically it seem all too simple, however, practically it touches the boundary of Mission Impossible. Saudi arrogance and Iranian shrewdness both are equally unsurmountable and impenetrable, […]

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Iran Nuclear Deal: Regional Implications

Introduction Iran’s nuclear deal with P5+1 has ended the standoff between Iran and the United States. The study aims at identifying the salient points of the agreement and its implications on the region. Iran has been a beneficiary of US Administration’s Atom for Peace Program. The United States had provided Iran with a small research […]

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Confronting or reinforcing the Failure?

Confronting or reinforcing the Failure?

Despite mixed signals from India, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continues to follow a single track approach towards India. This is raising many raising many eye brows as to whether he is confronting failure of Indian approach towards Pakistan or reinforcing failure of his own approach towards Indian leadership. Is the three times Prime Minister of […]

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HINDU EXTREMISTS CREEP AHEAD IN INDIA

HINDU EXTREMISTS CREEP AHEAD IN INDIA

SINCE September 11, 2001, the world’s attention has properly been focused on the Islamic extremism, but there are also major violent trends in Hindu extremism that have largely been ignored in the West. In India, this violence is supported by Hindu extremists and their allies in the Indian government, which is currently led by the […]

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ZARB-E-AZB & REHABILITATION OF TDPS

ZARB-E-AZB & REHABILITATION OF TDPS

THERE are three main challenges which Pakistan is facing during Operation Zarb-e-Azb: a) the militants who have survived the Operation Zarb-e-Azb and successfully escaped into Afghanistan. Resultantly, they are reorganising themselves with the funding of RAW and planning to re-launch their offence on Pakistani security forces; b) repatriation of Afghan refugees; and c) repatriation of […]

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GROWING THREATS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

GROWING THREATS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

ALL of South Asia is now facing a challenge of climate change that is potentially catastrophic. This climate change threatens to slow the region’s economic growth, depress standards of living, increase the threat of devastation and death, and possibly even aggravate intra-regional conflict. Some military analysts call climate change a “threat multiplier” or a “catalyst […]

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SCO AND REGIONAL SECURITY

SCO AND REGIONAL SECURITY

As a confidence-building mechanism to resolve border disputes, the foundation of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) comprising China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan was laid down. The decision to create SCO was made 14 years ago. Today, SCO has emerged as an important regional organization which has the capacity to guarantee regional security and peace. […]

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