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US-Iran Tensions and Instability in Iraq: Role of the Popular Mobilisation Units

Abstract Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) is the largest umbrella organisation in Iraq encompassing more than 40 of these paramilitary forces with many of them having...

Environmental Rights and Case of Climate Justice in Pakistan

Abstract Pakistan’s efforts for environmental protection and climate justice offers a striking story. Pakistan not only proved to be an astral leader as Chair of...

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...

Missile Race in South Asia: Security Challenges for Pakistan in the 21st Century

Abstract The article assesses the nature of missile competition between India and Pakistan and how it impacts deterrence and strategic stability in South Asia. It...

Case of US Unilateralism at the UN

Abstract The new world order has been instrumental in shaping and promoting multilateralism over the last seven decades. The end of the World War II...

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...

The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, Masha Gessen, New York: Riverhead Books,...

In the West, Russia has always been a topic of intense debate but Putin’s leadership raised more questions all across the western capitals. In presidency, his apparent...

Growing Chinese Presence in the Indian Ocean: Prospects and Challenges

Abstract The ‘String of Pearls’ strategy attributed to China for growing its relations with the states situated around the Indian Ocean (IO) in order to...

Legitimacy of Kashmir’s Liberation Struggle: Right to Self-Determination Under International Law

Abstract This article discusses Kashmiris’ right to self-determination under International Human Rights Law. It highlights Kashmiris’ entitlement to self-determination while they reside in the disputed...

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...

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