Treasure in Afghanistan

Torn by four decades of war and desperate poverty, Afghanistan is believed to be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR), before its failed occupation of Afghanistan,…

The AUKUS pact

Alliances play a central role in international relations because they are seen to be an integral part of statecraft. Alliances are formed between two or more countries to counter a common adversary. Weak states enter into an alliance for…

The west in Afghanistan

After nearly two decades of the global war on terrorism by the United States and NATO forces, more than 6,000 American lives lost, over 100,000 Afghans killed and more than $2 trillion spent by the US, the speed of the Taliban takeover of…

Building national integration

This August 14 marked the completion of seventy-four years of independence of our beloved Pakistan and every single citizen celebrated it with great fanfare. While it’s been more than seven decades, we flunked in building national…

Uzbekistan-Pakistan connectivity

The world contemporarily witnessed an establishment of new strategic partnership and ties between two significant countries of their respective regions, namely Pakistan from South Asia and Uzbekistan from Central Asia. Prime Minister Imran…

FATF—A geopolitical tool

Think-tanks of most developing countries have been engaged in a debate for decades regarding a trap set by two international organisations namely, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) for third-world countries. In…

Geopolitical game getting intense

It is now explicit that geopolitical competition is part of US-China relations and it gave birth to a menace that this bilateral relationship could further divide the globe by opening the way for another competitive era. Tensions between…

The Afghan endgame and geopolitics

The strategically important country of central Asia, namely Afghanistan, is called the “Graveyard of empires.” The United States has spent almost two decades fighting the “longest war” in its history. Currently, its…

The terrorism of Israel

The innocent people of Palestine are facing Israeli aggression as well as acts of terrorism, not only in recent times but the process has been going on since 1948. World powers, especially the United States, are watching atrocities on the…

Competition in the Arctic

As strategic competition between major powers has once again become a reality of the globe, the jurisdiction of the battlefield has widened. It is not limited to the Indo-Pacific Ocean but extends to the Arctic region as well. The region…

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