Adeel Mukhtar

Belligerence Begets More Belligerence

Belligerence Begets More Belligerence

The famous phrase “toughness begets a greater toughness”, as quoted by Martin Luther King, expounds the shifting dynamics of struggle of Kashmiri people for their independence. People in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) are subject to gross human rights violations and they have been witnessing increasing Indian aggression since the start of the illegal occupation of […]

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Sham Climate Security Agenda

Sham Climate Security Agenda

ProPublica reported a statement by United States of America’s Defence Secretary James Mattis where he regarded climate change as a ‘national security challenge.’ Interestingly, this is not the first time when climate change is defined as a security issue. In December 2010, Germany divulged her interest to deal climate change as a national security issue […]

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Convoluted Afghan Peace Process

Convoluted Afghan Peace Process

Ronald Reagan once said, “Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle the conflict by peaceful means.” Afghanistan peace process, in a similar manner, has failed to offer an olive branch to the Taliban. Recent Afghan Talibans’ assault on Ghazni city has added fuel to the fire to the Afghan conflict […]

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Call for Environmental Action

Call for Environmental Action

Originally celebrated as Spring Equinox for the first time in 1970 when United Nations’ Secretary-General U Thant spoke about it at a Peace Bell Ceremony at the United Nations in New York City, International Mother Earth Day is now observed on April 22 (chosen by Gaylord Nelson, since 2009) every year with different themes-action agendas, […]

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Crisis Management in Nuclear S. Asia

Crisis Management in Nuclear S. Asia

“Bravery is listening even when you don’t want to hear it.” What South Asia needs most is a strategy of crisis management principles for India and Pakistan that avoid misunderstanding and undermining of escalatory pressures asserts Zafar Khan, National Defence University, Islamabad, in his chapter titled ‘Crisis Management in Nuclear South Asia’ for Stimson Centre’s […]

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Right of Unborn Generations

Right of Unborn Generations

People around the world are plagued by the influences of changing climate. It affects everybody, everywhere. One Planet Summit in Paris held on 12 December 2017 went to by different heads of states, to exhibit their help for quickened worldwide endeavors to battle environmental change and to deal with on the most proficient method to […]

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Politics of Dams

Politics of Dams

‘Whisky is for drinking; water is for fighting over.’ This maxim of Mark Twain can rightly be put into the context of water conflicts between India and Pakistan. Therefore, it is need of the hour to assess Indian decision to construct dams over the rivers of Indus Basin. Today, plethora of research is available, revealing […]

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Pakistan at Risk

Pakistan at Risk

“Climate change means we need to change.” With Pakistan appearing to take the threat of climate change seriously, its efforts towards climate change mitigation could make a substantive difference for future generations. However, this will require sustained commitment to the implementation of climate change policies in their true letter and spirit in the long term. […]

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