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Baber Ali Bhatti

Author: The author is a Islamabad based laywer

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June 4, 2018

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is applicable on both international and non-international armed conflicts. Given the Kashmir issue, this law, being the major component of international law, has a wider scope and germane applicability on India…

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February 28, 2018

The increasing defense co-operation between Pakistan and Russia imply that arrangement is essentially a paradigm shift in the defense policy framework of both countries. Former army Chief General Raheel Sharif visited Moscow in the year 2015. The visit…

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December 28, 2017

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) adheres to the principle of openness and does not intend to direct its actions against any sovereign state. With actively and consistently pursuing dialogue, diplomatic exchanges and cooperation, it strictly…

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December 19, 2017

16th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) Council of the Heads of Government (CHG) was held from November 30, 2017 to December 1, 2017 at Sochi, Russia. Since Pakistan and India were accepted as full member of SCO in its 17th summit…

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November 27, 2017

After the Soviet Union imploded, the Central Asian Republics (CARs) assumed great significance in the region owing to their energy potential. Covering major part of the globe and having geographical proximity with South Asia, CARs have acquired the…

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November 14, 2017

A few months ago, Pakistan successfully managed to secure the membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) which is, undoubtedly, a significant accomplishment for the country. Credit must be given to the drivers of Pakistan’s foreign policy and…

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November 3, 2017

PRIMARILY, the relationship with Russia started to improve in post 9/11 period when Pakistan became the front line state in the “war on terror”. In 2002, a major working group named as ‘Pakistan-Russia Consultative Group on Strategic Stability’ was…

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October 26, 2017

Creation of Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) was an attempt to carry the perennial fight against nuclear proliferation. Group was created in 1974 when India steadily carried out the nuclear explosion which irreversibly changed the strategic environment in…

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