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5th Generation Warfare in Pakistan: Internal and External Hands

Written by Muhammad Hamza Tanvir 12:01 pm

The modes of warfare have now shifted from conventional to 5th generation warfare. Electronic and social mediums are now being widely used by external foes to malign Pakistan, and create an anti-military narrative amongst the country’s populace. Muhammad Hamza Tanvir critically analyzes the internal and external hybrid threats being faced by Pakistan today.
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The Rationale and Significance for Soft Power in Pakistan

Written by Muhammad Hamza Tanvir 11:47 am

Has soft power become an esoteric term? The term alone calls for priority in the agenda of states in a world that hurriedly ushers a digital global community. Last month, Paradigm Shift conducted a poll, wherein 86% of the participants considered it crucial for Pakistan to develop its soft power. In view of that, the author underscores the importance of soft power not only for Pakistan but for every state.
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Rising Covid Cases in India: A Nation on Its Knees

Written by Muhammad Hamza Tanvir 11:47 am

The second wave of COVID-19 is causing India’s health sector to come apart at the seams – resulting in more than 3000 deaths every day. Prime Minister Modi’s government is being heavily criticized (locally and internationally) for the carelessness in controlling the virus. The author suggests the adoption of more liberal policies, and the abandonment of the Hindutva ideology – which may help in undoing the many wrongs.
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Farmers’ Protests in India: Modi’s Predicament

Written by Uzair Bin Farid 10:47 am

The introduction of three farm laws, and the revocation of Article 370 by the Indian government has left India with quite a few challenges. While gathering allies abroad, the Modi regime has neglected the state’s minorities and gone as far as to commit human rights violations. The author notes that the regime’s nationalist Western policies have only created resentment within the minority groups, and they will eventually cause India’s downfall.
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Hybrid Warfare and its Implications for Pakistan’s National Security Strategy

Written by Hassnain Moawia 10:47 am

Hybrid warfare is a unique blend of conventional and non-conventional methods of war. Pakistan has endured the constant threat of hybrid warfare since its inception – long before the term even came into existence. To maintain its defense, Pakistan has begun to familiarize itself with such propaganda.
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US Policy of Containment Against China

Written by Sidra Nasheen 10:47 am

Due to China’s increasing economic and military influence, the US feels threatened. The author notes that the United States has devised a containment policy against China to prevent it from dominating the US spheres of influence, and impeding the US interests. She further explains that the Abraham Accords, signed on 13th August 2020 between Israel, the UAE and the US, are a part of this containment policy.
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China in the Indian Ocean: India’s Dilemma

Written by Samrah Aslam 10:47 am

The seas and oceans are the great highways and sea zones are considered to be the new war zones because of the increasing significance of Sea Lines of Communication (SLOCs). China’s increasing maritime interests in the Indian Ocean and the strategies opted by China to gain that command on the sea, especially in the Indian Ocean are creating a security paradox and competition in the Indian Ocean mainly because of the strategic connotation of important choke points.
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The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue: A New Security Landscape in the Asia-Pacific

Written by Aneesa Aslam 1:47 pm

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is an informal security alliance aimed at creating a rule-based order in the Asia Pacific region. The Japanese Prime Minister at the Confluence of the Two Seas gave the idea of Security Diamond that would ensure the interests of like-minded countries. The Quad states – Australia, India, Japan, and the United States – have a common threat perception in the region that led to the revival of Quad after ten years of long hiatus.
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The US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: An Imperative Task

Written by Muhammad Hamza Sharif 10:47 am

After two decades of war in Afghanistan, the time has finally come for the US to withdraw its forces. While the Doha Agreement paved the way for the US to extricate itself, its implementation will be based on the US interests defined by the Biden administration. Regardless of that, it is necessary for the US to withdraw its forces so that the war-torn state can learn to rely on itself.
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Pakistan Air Force vs Indian Air Force: A Perpetual Security Dilemma

Written by Muhammad Hamza Sharif 10:47 am

The military rivalry of the Pakistan Air Force vs Indian Air Force has generated an ever increasing security dilemma in South Asia. This dilemma has forced the two competitors to pursue 5th generation technology. The author notes that in this race for dominance, acquiring aerial stealth technology can shift the power structure in Pakistan’s favor.
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Cold Start Doctrine: The Idea of Limited Scale War & South Asian Insecurity

Written by Sarah Faraz 10:47 am

The article identifies the historical background of the Cold Start doctrine and relates it to the idea of limited war, exploring the dimensions of limited war and its possibility in South Asia.
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Analyzing Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan’s Human Development Index & GDP

Written by Saif Ullah Khan 6:29 pm

The paper is structured around assessing mainly the gross domestic product and human development index of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
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Impact of New Technologies on the Nuclear Deterrence Strategy

Written by Abdul Basit and Prince Muhammad Ali Baig 10:47 am

The modernization of India’s nuclear technology has escalated the arms race in the South Asian region. With this modernization come new methods of nuclear deterrence, creating a security dilemma in the region.
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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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Reaping What You Sow: Protesting India’s Agricultural Reforms

Written by Muzamil Wasti 10:47 am

The farmers consider the recent agricultural reforms in India a reason for their indignation. They have demanded a rescission of these repressive laws.
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Indian Chronicles: Disinformation Warfare Against Pakistan

Written by Muzamil Wasti 10:57 am

EU DisinfoLab has recently unearthed an Indian propaganda that aims to paint a negative picture of Pakistan globally. Such instances are not recent, as can be found in EU DisinfoLab’s report.
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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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