• 20 May, 2024
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PAKISTAN- CLASHES ON WESTERN BORDER AND TERRORISM INFERNO WITHIN

Pakistan already battling grave and debilitating fiscal emergency is now getting mired in internal chaos and escalating tension on her Western border. Military-establishment has been utilising Eastern border with India…

By Lt Gen K J Singh (Retd)

FENCING- A VIABLE SOLUTION AGAINST PEACETIME SECURITY THREATS

After announcement of fence along India-Myanmar border by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, a larger debate kicked off on viability of fence as security imperative verses inefficacy of fencing on…

By Captain RC Sharma

THE INCREASING TREND OF ‘NEAR WARS’ AND THEIR IMPACT ON INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

Even as full-blown wars such as the ones between Russia and Ukraine, and between Israel and Hamas, rage without decisive results, there are many situations around the world which remain…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

International Community Wake Up: Balochistan Cries For Help

Martin Luther king once rightly said, “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” Balochistan, a…

By Mudasir Dar

Afghanistan’s Throes Of Instability And Conflict

Introduction Afghanistan, the 'graveyard of empires,' has experienced continuous conflicts and instability within its borders and with Pakistan and Iran. The Taliban has enforced strict rules on ordinary Afghans, leaving…

By Saman Ayesha Kidwai

Pakistan, With Head Above The Water : Way The Cookie Crumbles

I am becoming increasingly more confident at answering the inevitable question about Pakistan that is thrown at me in seminars, interviews and interactions on geopolitics. The question revolves around Pakistan’s…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Peaceful Pakistan: A Utopian Vision?

Pakistan's recurring political crises can be traced back to its inability to fortify democratic institutions and build a robust state-society relationship since its independence. The present political conundrum is the…

By Mudasir Dar

Pakistan – Withering State

Introduction.   Pakistan is witnessing probably the most dangerous implosion of institutions triggered by Imran Khan and his followers. Citadels and symbols of Army supremacy, residences of Corps Commanders, HQs, and…

By Lt Gen K J Singh (Retd)

QUAD And The Counter-Terrorism Measures

By Colonel B S Nagial (Retd) Since its formation in 2007, QUAD has been in the news for numerous reasons. Initially, this was perceived as anti-China, but QUAD member countries denied…

Fiscal Implosion In Pakistan Economy And Impact On Defence Spending

Pakistan has landed itself in fiscal maelstrom due to its profligate rentier mindset. The country's economy is on ventilator and is literally gasping for external bail-outs. The talks with IMF…

By Lt Gen K J Singh (Retd)

Pakistan Under Unending Strain : Part II

 ‘If  the economic situation does not lead to its collapse, its militant groups will ensure prevention of its survival’ Part I of this essay emphasized on getting the background right,…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

A Peace Loving Pakistan Or A Trojan Horse

Two countries of the subcontinent gained independence seventy-five years ago, soon to be mired in bloodbath of partition and struggle to rise from poverty, illiteracy and many issues of social…

By Air Vice Marshal Samir Borade, VSM (Retd)