Strategic Perspectives Through Research and Dialogue

Issue Brief on “Pakistan’s Population Explosion and the Youth Bulge”

Introduction Pakistan is globally recognised as a country facing challenges in controlling its population growth. Its alarming population growth rate of 2.4pc per annum, which...

Issue Brief on “Food Security in MENA amidst the Russian-Ukraine Crisis”

From the richest to the poorest countries, rising food prices continue to be the cause of much destruction, especially in the aftermath of Covid-19....

Issue Brief on “Pakistan Exits the FATF Increased Monitoring List – What’s Next?”

On October 21, 2022, President of the FATF Raja Kumar announced Pakistan's removal from the financial watchdog's "Increased Monitoring List" (IML) also known as...

Issue Brief on “UNDP Report “One Year in Review-Afghanistan since August 2021” – Takeaways”

Cascading crisis and a crippled economy are the new realities of Afghanistan. The recently released report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) builds...

Issue Brief on “Rising Tech Wars: Apple’s Move towards India”

In late September 2022, the tech giant Apple announced that it will start producing its iPhone-14 in India. The move is seen by many...

Issue Brief on “Artificial Intelligence for Flood Prediction and Management: Lessons for Pakistan”

Pakistan is being ravaged by the worst floods in recent history - attributed to the growing dangers of climate catastrophe. One-third of a developing...

Issue Brief on “Defence Indigenisation in India: Recent Trends and Challenges”

Recently, India has been working to enhance defence indigenisation through increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) and private-foreign companies' partnerships. Whether India wants to strengthen...

Issue Brief on “India’s Military Expansion and Deterrence Stability in South Asia: A Way...

Construction of India’s first two of six more fast breeder reactors will reportedly begin in October 2022. The expansion of plutonium production capacity, on...

Issue Brief on “Russian Gas Cut-off; A Crisis in Making”

  On September 26, 2022, Denmark and Norway reported undersea gas leakages in Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines. Although the Western alliance did not...

Issue Brief on “Escalating US-China Tensions and US National Security Strategy 2022”

Under the Presidency of Joe Biden, the White House released a new “National Security Strategy” on October 12, 2022. While writing the introduction, the...

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