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Pakistan: A Canary in a Coal Mine

Why are all eyes turned to Pakistan? Dozens of nations in the free world are currently facing similar circumstances as Pakistan; many are drowning in corruption and fighting for their survival. Chronic incompetence in productivity and perplexing national performance has left these ...

28.12.2022 11:03:33

Pakistan and Central Asian Republics

... have acquired the extensive geo-political and geo-economic importance in the region. CARs include five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. All republics are land-locked and energy-rich.Pakistan and CARs share various religious and cultural commonalities. However, Islamabad has not cultivated close ties so far. Margins in mutual cooperation still exist. Even though Pakistan desires close political and economic linkage with the Central ...

27.11.2017 11:02:01

Is nuclear blackmailing going to be a new normal?

... dissuades the strongest military power US (having all instruments of military deterrence) to take any military action. It is also using its nuclear capability claims, to threaten Japan and South Korea and blackmail the US to talk without preconditions. Pakistan Pakistan has also been using this Nuclear Blackmailing/Dissuasion Theory against India for quite some time. It acquired nuclear and missile capability from some country/countries, which must have violated NPT at that time, and the world community ...

14.11.2017 17:47:35

Pakistan’s SCO membership: success with liabilities

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 owes to the multitude ...

14.11.2017 08:42:10

NSG conundrum and Strategic Stability in South Asia

... NSG despite the fact that NPT was not ratified by India. Firm proponents of NSG believe that Inclusion of non-signatory states may kill the very objective of the formation of this group. India is operating to secure the membership of that group so is Pakistan. Realism-the most dominated school of thought-implies that every state seeks to safeguards its interests. However, realists should not sell idealism as placebo while adopting the realism as operating paradigm. This especially refers to US which ...

26.10.2017 16:00:13

Great Central Asia, America’s counter measure to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

... president Trump effort to pass a joint declaration in order to condemn North Korea’s recent ICBM test. Newly, the Pentagon alleged China and there was also a pop up in the main stream media indicating that China has stationed several thousand troops in Pakistan most probably at the Gwadar Port, in order to establish counter balance for America’s strategic partner India and America itself. Gwadar Port is a warm-water, deep-sea port situated on the Arabian Sea at Gwadar in Baluchistan the socalled province ...

21.09.2017 12:20:03

Indo-U.S. Axis and Major Powers

... exercises substantial leverage over Moscow’s foreign policy.    China and Russia have exercised pragmatism in dealing with Indo-U.S. Axis and made India member of SCO in perhaps a hope that India may revert to its so-called policy of non-alignment.Pakistan believes that the simultaneous inclusion of Pakistan and India in SCO would help in bringing the two countries on the same table and in reducing the trust deficit between them. However, there is a misperception that because of the so-called Indo-U....

21.08.2017 09:53:10

Grossly Underestimated Indian Nuclear Program

Some Beltway based experts on South Asia have either got their maths wrong or they are politically motivated in their fissile material stocks assessments about India and Pakistan. Their guesstimates portray Pakistan sporting the fastest growing nuclear arsenal in the world whereas even a layman view over the developments in the triad of means being developed by India shows that the country should develop large stockpiles ...

14.08.2017 12:36:36

Banning Nuclear Tests in South Asia

... agreeable mechanism to pursue it and consider putting a ban on nuclear testing a step towards chasing this wild goose, which is why there is considerable confusion whether pursuit of CTBT is a non-proliferation or disarmament measure. This view from the Pakistan-India subcontinent is an examination of CTBT in disarmament context. Indian Approach towards Nuclear Test BanThe quest for nuclear disarmament dates back to 1940s. Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru proposed the idea of standstill agreement ...

07.07.2017 18:55:42

Who Will Win if a war Breaks Out Between India and Pakistan: Expert Unbiased Analysis

... unlikely in the near future. Also, I am an Indian, so I am obviously biased towards India. However, for the purpose of this answer, I will try to stick more with facts and less with assumption about why I think India would have an upper hand in an India-Pakistan war. I do agree with Devika Dwivedi and Sajal Jain in their respective arguments. Additionally, here's what I think will work in India's favor - 1. Military: India has a clearly larger military with access to more defense reserves, budgets and ...

20.06.2017 07:46:33

New Age Globalization: Lessons for South Asia

South Asia is undergoing an extremely unmatchable time of its politics. In the politics of last three decades, Pakistan has become an island in international politics in the South Asian matters particularly with reference to India and Afghanistan. The internal politics of Pakistan is a contour which today has emerged as cornerstone in the post-China-Pakistan Economic ...

13.04.2017 16:59:40

Disappointment in Tashkent: Iran and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

... pressing security problems of the region. While the central focus of the meeting was on the fight against terrorism and extremism, the question of extending membership to several countries was discussed. The main result of these discussions was that Pakistan and India signed memorandums of obligation to join as full members. It is expected that they will accede to the organization by 2017. Expansion of the organization into South Asia is being viewed as crucial to tackling security threats that ...

13.07.2016 14:35:00

A stone that has to get out of age

Things change a lot. Permanence of the statuesque is beyond possibility. At least, Sindh is changing; if not Pakistan. Much has been discussed about the fall and gradually decline of Pakistan; however we have to watch calculatedly the every step of its decline. At least three new major scenarios and one old scenario have recently developed: i. Sindh Government ...

05.03.2015 15:40:00

Cautiousness in Afghanistan-Pakistan Partnership

In a recent meeting between President Asraf Ghani and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Afghanistan and Pakistan have reached over an understanding on the security cooperation, capacity building and mutual trade. This unexpected development exclusively includes the training of Afghan National Army by Pakistan Army. In so many manners, this out of blue development ...

27.11.2014 16:27:00

The role of foreign aid for development: US assistance to Pakistan and South Korea

Very similar starting points despite today’s differences Today, South Korea’s GDP per capita is more than 11 times higher than Pakistan’s. And the difference in human development is even stronger, as South Korea has extremely good scores for example in life expectancy and education and Pakistan’s scores are even low for its income level. Nonetheless, until the middle ...

27.11.2013 13:15:00

Viewpoint from Pakistan: Russia is a necessity for regional peace

... over the world through its powerful military. This perception is certainly flawed, but those who adhere to such a view are not at fault. This negative projection of Russia can be accredited to Hollywood In specific and the Western media in general. For Pakistanis, Russia is still a powerful Great Bear, if not a super-powerful Great Red Bear which it once was during the Soviet era. It was perceived as Pakistan’s enemy number one during the Afghan War which the ISI had planned with its counterparts ...

19.11.2013 18:42:00

Russia amid changing perspective of Afghanistan

... ‘Russia’s Afghan Strategy: What are its Interests?’ “Russia will have to keep a check on formidable economic rivals in Afghanistan like (the one) China.” It has to deal with four matrixes of regional interests simultaneously: Pakistan and its backing by the Arab Salafism; Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO); India-Iran-Tajikistan trimetric and the West. It is the matter of higher playing field for Russia that in the context of American notion of the Greater Central-and-South ...

01.08.2013 14:47:00

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