Analyses and Opinions

Taliban regime: challenges ahead

Since the fall of Kabul in mid-August, there is uncertainty about the future political set up on one hand and challenges of recognition on the other to the Taliban. Though the Taliban are constantly assuring the world about human and women rights, freedom of the press and a stable political ...
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Pakistan-Turkey Strategic Economic Cooperation

The cooperation and alliance-making have always been the core principle of state‘s strategies. The states converge and diverge according to their benefits and rivalry. The cooperation between Pakistan and Turkey goes back to history, and both have stood by each other out of the spirit of brotherhood. Muhammad Ali Jinnah ...
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Pakistan-China strategic ties for regional stability

Standing together in safeguarding each other‘s national sovereignty, territorial integrity, and promoting peace and stability are the main interests of China and Pakistan. Both the countries shares a history of cordial relations, and surfaces the deep-rooted associations between the people, militaries‘ and the two states, and is often termed as ...
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Who is responsible for the fall of Kabul

The Taliban‘s swift return to power shocked the world; bringing humiliation for Washington and Ghani administration. Questions about such a quick collapse of the Afghan forces keep boggling minds everywhere. The world wondered why Washington and Kabul did not do anything to handle the situation—both on the ground and table ...
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China-Taliban Engagement

China is continuously hosting Taliban delegations since 2014. China sees the Taliban as an emerging force in Afghanistan that can serve their interests in case of better relations with them. China has been actively engaged in Afghanistan since the start of the new millennium though there is no Chinese military ...
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Pakistan’s Successful Training Launch of Ballistic Missile Ghaznavi

On 12th August 2021 Pakistan successfully conducted the training launch of short-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile ‗Ghaznavi (Hatf 3)‘. As per the statement by the ISPR, the purpose of the training launch was to ensure ‗ASFC‘ (Army Strategic Forces Command) operational readiness and in order to re-validate the technical parameters of ...
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Pakistan to Remain Watchful As India Assume Presidency of UNSC

India has taken over the presidency of ‗UNSC‘ (United Nations Security Council) from France. During the tenure of 2021-2022, this is India‘s first presidency as a non-permanent member of the UNSC. However, this could be quite worrisome for Pakistan as India would surely use this opportunity to propagate its own ...
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Drone Systems in South Asia: Current Trends and Implications

Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), remotely piloted aircrafts or drones in wars and conflicts have added new dynamics to the warfare. These systems gain notoriety after their massive use by Obama Administration during War on Terror. Due to their ISR, striking and loitering capabilities these systems became an attractive ...
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Pakistan’s National Cyber Security Policy 2021: What is achieved and what is yet to be achieved

One of the simplest definitions of policy is that it is a deliberate or constructed set of guidelines or systems that can help an entity in achieving certain outcomes, so policy reflects ideas, intentions, and procedures and identifies the desired objectives. From nation-states to small organizations in a country each ...
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Future of information of space CBMs in South Asia

In the present world cyber warfare is considered to be the most formidable means of non-kinetic war fighting. In South Asia the probability of eruption of an unintentional war as the result of cyber-attack has also increased many folds. Hence it has become necessary to build a stable environment in ...
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India’s growing cyber espionage activates: Security implications for Pakistan

For decades espionage has been used by the states to gather confidential or secret information regarding their adversaries but in the past few decades, the states have entered into a new realm of spying called cyber espionage. Cyber espionage is an attempt to steal confidential information by penetrating through the ...
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Credibility of India’s Supersonic BrahMos Missile: Recent Failure

During a test firing on Monday, July 12, 2021, India‟s BrahMos supersonic cruise missile fell quite shortly after the takeoff on Odisha Coast. The missile can target up to the range of 450km. the test, according to the reports, failed because of the glitches with propulsion system. However, the conjoint ...
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Anatolian Eagle-2021 Exercise: Pakistan Improving Defense Synergies

The art of winning the war is to know the enemy. It is vital to be aware of the enemy‟s moves, expertise, and capabilities while increasing one‟s own strengths and overcoming the weaknesses. Military exercises are a key component of sharing knowledge, abilities, expertise and enhancing the training level for ...
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Growing Pakistan-Uzbekistan Relations

Pakistan-Uzbekistan relations in recent times are growing and cooperation is on the rise between the two important countries of South Asia and Central Asia. The recent visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to Uzbekistan was an indication the two states are expanding their multi-faceted mutual cooperation. During his two-day ...
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NATO’S pivot to China

The leaders at NATO summit last month declared China as a constant security threat that could undermine world order that is a matter of serious concern. “We recognise that China‟s growing influence and international policies present both opportunities and challenges that we need to address together as an Alliance,” NATO‟s ...
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