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Crisis Culture in National Security

Two major aspects bedevil our approach to our national security. In fact, they are not only relevant to national security but almost to all...

Book Review | Economic Growth or a Debt Trap for Pakistan: CPEC can be...

Dr Shabir Choudhry, an avid contributor to the discourse on South Asia, is not only a writer but also a Kashmiri rights and peace...

The China-Bhutan Border Conundrum: An Assessment

Reiterating its latest territorial claims in eastern Bhutan, China recently advocated a “package solution”, seen as a revival of a 1996 land swap deal,...

Ideating Structural Rebalancing

In a recent article catchily headed, The Army in Indian Military Strategy: Rethink Doctrine or Risk Irrelevance, the author states that “…Indian Army’s prevailing...

Beijing’s Pamir-claim: Examining Indian stakes in Tajikistan

While this holds years of visible as well as covert Chinese groundwork, two developments in the Central Asian Republic of Tajikistan in a span...

Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi’s visit to the US- An Opportunity to Strengthen Ties

In October 2019, the streets of Baghdad were filled with protestors to bring down their respective corrupted, irresponsive leaders and government. In the next...

Galwan- The Catalyst for Transformation of Global and National Strategic Perceptions on China

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army committed yet another Himalayan Blunder on 15 June 2020 in the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh, amid the Global...

India-US Relations in the Context of the Current Standoff with China

India - United States relations have undergone a complete transformation in the past three decades, primarily due to a three-pronged factors: namely the liberalisation...

And Just Like that History was Created: US-Brokered Abraham Peace Accord and What it...

Just when the world thought 2020 was all about the 2Cs – COVID-19 and China; Israel and UAE through US intervention decided to have...

Understanding Xi Jinping’s China

It is unexceptional a necessity to acquire an in-depth knowledge of China’s strategic thought process and systems besides her geography and history while dealing...

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Leadership Of Ummah: Choices For Pakistan

In an article published by Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) in Aug 2019, I had elucidated on the (un)holy embrace of Pakistan with...

Making Indian Armed Forces Financially Self Reliant.

Introduction On the heels of my earlier article published by IDR, some very important initiatives have been announced and steps taken by the Government. While...

Kashmir Conflict: Militancy in the Digital Age

Jammu and Kashmir have been a source of conflict between India and Pakistan for more than 70 years. The volatile security situation in the...