Pakistan

The Indian Hegemony in South Asia

Written by Samrah Aslam 10:47 am

India’s national interests are pushing it to achieve hegemony in South Asia, forcing neighboring states to counter India’s influence and power.
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Understanding the Nuclear Dynamics of India and Pakistan

Written by Ch M Arsalan Tariq 10:49 am

The remote possibility of a nuclear war is what drives both Pakistan and India to expand their nuclear arsenal and augment their respective strategies.
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A Diplomatic Transformation for the Decades-old Kashmir Conflict

Written by Ramsha Qaiser 10:49 am

The conflict transformation model may prove to be efficacious in resolving the Kashmir conflict that has been fraught with hostilities and violence for decades.
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Climate Diplomacy: The Pakistan Chapter

Written by Aimen Ayaz 10:47 am

Climate diplomacy will propel Pakistan out of its procrastination, equipping it with viable stratagems that would advance environmental stability.
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The Belt and Road Initiative for Pakistan

Written by Syed Noman Ali Shah 10:46 am

China’s grand Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is influencing foreign policies, taking the world by storm. It is also urging Pakistan, its close ally, to assume a principal position in the Muslim world.
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Is Military Force Effective in Responding to a Terrorist Insurgency?

Written by Sarmad Ishfaq 7:02 pm

Military force becomes mandatory when a deadly insurgent group, the likes of an ISIS or the LTTE, is present in a country. However, contemporary history reaffirms that the role of the military should be limited to defeating an insurgency militarily only. In other words, military force is one part of a larger counterinsurgency framework and is thus a means to an end. A true victory is achieved when the causes of an insurgency are addressed.
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Pakistan’s Textile Industry in the Shadow of Coronavirus

Written by Afifa Iqbal 7:00 pm

This paper analyses the impact of the coronavirus on trade, GDP growth, and the textile industry of Pakistan. It concludes that the textile industry of Pakistan has suffered a reduction in its production because of the decline in trade due to the coronavirus.
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Pakistan and India Will Go to War Again

Written by Sarmad Ishfaq 6:47 pm

The paper describes the major reasons why Pakistan and India will go to war again. It asserts that while Pakistan has reduced extremism in the country by vanquishing Islamist groups, India’s Hindutva agenda, spearheaded by the ruling BJP, will push both countries to another war.
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The Impact of Digital Information in Pakistan: The Case of Qandeel Baloch

Written by Shaheera Syed 7:00 pm

The paper employs the case of Qandeel Baloch and the technological ramifications that followed before and after her death. It also analyses the digital revolution and its waves in Pakistan.
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Civil Society and Child Rights in Pakistan

Written by Amna Babar 1:13 am

Pakistan’s civil society – made up of varying entities – plays an integral role in fighting for child rights in the country. The civil society fights against child rights violations through different channels: From awareness campaigns to influencing policy decisions.
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Pakistan-India Trade: Potential and Pitfalls

Written by Sarmad Ishfaq 6:44 pm

Despite the massive potential, trade between Pakistan and India has historically been plagued by many problems – which have increased further in recent times. The article expounds the trade-related problems between both countries from high tariffs to sub-par infrastructure. It also discusses the potential and problems of the intra-LoC trade in Kashmir.
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The Need for E-governance & Technology in Pakistan

Written by Faizaan Bilal and Sarmad Ishfaq 9:21 pm

The paper explains the need for e-governance & technology in Pakistan. Using the examples of NADRA’s electronic voting machines and smart national identity cards, it explains how technology can aid policymaking in Pakistan.
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The Adverse Effects of Zia’s Islamization Drive

Written by Mehr Farhan 1:21 am

President Zia’s Islamization policies in the 1980s had severely adverse effects on Pakistani society – the legacy of which still remains today. The paper briefly discusses this Islamization drive and how it impacted Pakistan then and decades later.
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The Relationship Between Education and Earnings in Pakistan

Written by Hassan Nasir and Hamza Butt 10:32 pm

This paper examines the effect education has on the earnings of salaried people in Pakistan. The analysis confirms that education has a positive role in determining an individual’s earnings – i.e. every extra additional level of education increases the earnings of an individual.
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Fueling Sectarian Violence: Religious Indoctrination in Pakistan

Written by Kinza Shah 9:00 am

Religious indoctrination in madrasas has played a huge role in fueling sectarianism in Pakistan since the time of President Zia. The paper discusses the history of sectarianism and indoctrination in the country and how it worsened after 9/11.
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The Impact of Remittances on Poverty in Pakistan

Written by Hassan Nasir, Hamid Haider Gilani and Hamza Butt 9:34 pm

Poverty in Pakistan is a matter of grave concern and significance. This paper examines the effects of remittances on poverty reduction in Pakistan. Results showed that remittances, along with GDP, are important factors in poverty alleviation.
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What Are the Parallels Between Boko Haram and the TTP?

Written by Fiza Siddiq 9:21 pm

The paper compares the ideology, emergence, rise, and demise of terror groups Boko Haram (in Nigeria) and the TTP (Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan).
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