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Strategic Significance of Pakistan: Challenges and Way Forward

Abstract Since its very inception Pakistan has been facing multiple strategic, diplomatic and economic challenges. With a significant strategic position Pakistan is situated at the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Special Economic Zones for Growth and Competitiveness in Pakistan’s Economy: Learning from Global Experiences

Abstract This study examines the potentials of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in enhancing economic growth and competitiveness in Pakistan. In doing so, it analyses the...

Reconciliation and Social Healing, Heela Najibullah, Springer, 2017, 232.

The book, Reconciliation and Social Healing, by Heela Najibullah is an analysis of past-Afghan reconciliation processes namely those in 1986 and 2010 but with...

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...

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