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Ensuring Human Security in Thar

The issues related to human security gained prominence in developed states while the concept remains elusive in developing states where national security in narrowly defined parameters dominates the security debate within the state, and human security becomes a neglected subject. Earlier, human security was considered limited to violent threats to individuals and communities but, in the …

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The Real Grey Zone

Leonid Savin is Geopolitical analyst;  Chief Editor of Geopolitica.ru; Founder and Chief Editor of Journal of Eurasian Affairs; and Member of the Military-scientific society of the Ministry of Defence of Russia.10.11.2021 In contemporary international relations, such a concept as a gray zone has been actively used recently. Initially, this term originated as a theoretical construct …

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Assessing Strategic Defence Capabilities during a Two-Front War of India versus Pakistan and China

By Ozer Khalid, senior consultant and foreign policy expert.  27.10.2021                        Second article of a two part series                                        Delhi’s ammunition and troop shift away from Pakistan’s border now aimed mostly at China reduces India’s strike capability vis-à-vis Pakistan and strategically alters the balance of power in South Asia swinging the pendulum in Pakistan’s favour.    …

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Age Of Un-Peace And Responsibility To Rebuild Afghanistan – OpEd

Although there was no uncertainty about the ongoing failure of the US to dislodge Taliban in Afghanistan after twenty years, President Biden addressed the withdrawal of US forces in his speech to the nation on August 16, 2021. People were in favour of his decision to end the war because of the agreement made between …

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Time for Pakistan to Exhibit Geo-Strategic Muscles

The post-withdrawal era has posed opportunities and challenges at home and abroad alike. The revulsion-cum-revolution, though peaceful in essence, on Pakistan’s western frontiers and the Taliban set-up has pitched Pakistan in a leadership role in the region and beyond. For the first time in four decades, it is hoped peace will return to Southwest Asia. …

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Fall of Kabul: Strategic and Security Implications on Pakistan

Dr. Moonis Ahmar, Meritorious Professor of International Relations and former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Karachi.25 August 2021                        As the dust is settling down following the fall of Kabul and takeover of Afghanistan by Taliban, it is time to analyze with critical thinking strategic and security implications on Pakistan. Sharing thousands of kilometers …

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Role of Pashtunwali in Taliban’s return

Few people are likely ready to believe that it’s a new Taliban. The closest reference to the Taliban is their five-year rule before 9/11, which symbolized brutality. However, the Taliban apologists justified the extreme measures as a big factor that brought peace and stability. What’s next? This is a question everyone may be asking once an …

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