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Gwadar: China’s Future Gateway to the Middle East

Abstract The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) seeks to develop Pakistan’s industrial capacity and contribute to its emergence as a trading hub between China and the...

Sino-U.S. Strategic Competition in the Asia-Pacific: Omnidirectional Hedging of Traditional Middle Powers

Abstract The strategic landscape of the Asia-Pacific is now shaped by the competition between China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the United States’ Free...

Media Discourse on the Kashmir Conflict after Abrogation of Article 370

Abstract The study tries to unfold how the Kashmir conflict is constructed in the Pakistani media after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian...

Managing the Geopolitical Competition between China and India: Sri Lanka’s Strategic Balancing Act

Abstract The competition between India and China has intensified with the changes in the strategic landscape of the Asia-Pacific region. Both countries with their growing...

Hindu and Hindutva Ideology in Indian Polity: Examining Modi’s Administration

Abstract The idea of India as an inclusive and secular nation-state has been challenged by the rise of Hindu nationalist ideology known as Hindutva. Promoted...

Understanding Urban Warfare and its Manifestation in Russia-Ukraine War

Abstract The article seeks to explicate urban warfare, its intricacies and devastating impact on civilian populations and infrastructure. Historically, many doctrinal manuals were produced emphasising...

Global Power Shift and Foreign Policy Choices for Pakistan

Abstract The shifting global order suggests arrival of the world away from the U.S.-led liberal unipolar order. The rise of the rest, notably, the Chinese...

Nuclear Signalling and Escalation Risk in the India-Pakistan Context: A Critical Overview of the...

Abstract A terrorist attack on the Indian parliament on 13 December, 2001 resulted in a ten-month long military stand-off between India and Pakistan. Throughout this...

U.S. Posture of Integrated Deterrence:China’s Response and Implications for the Asian Security

Abstract As the world is drawn increasingly into a web of shifting geopolitics, battle lines are being drawn and alliances are re-orienting themselves. Working from...

Strategic Stability in South Asia: The Evolving Challenges and Potential Opportunities for India and...

Abstract The strategic stability debate in South Asia is largely influenced by the complex and volatile relationship between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan. Growing competition...

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