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Kashmir at UNGA: Awakening the World’s Conscience

Syeda Mamoona Rubab When Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Sept 27, he would seek to catapult the Kashmir dispute and the aggravating human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) to the forefront of...

Understanding Ethno-Religious Fascism in India

By Sarosh Siddiqui Fascism constituted a major threat to international peace and security in the last century. It caused a major international conflict and triggered several small scale genocidal conflicts across the world. India’s current government, its ideologues...

Netanyahu’s Election Loss: Reasons and Regional Consequences

Benjamin Netanyahu’s 10-year continuous stint at Israeli Prime Minister is coming to an end, with his main rival the Blue and White Party led by retired ex-military Chief of Staff Benny Gantz securing more seats in the Knesset. According to Jonathan Cook, reporting out...

Putting Pakistan’s ‘Israel Question’ into geostrategic context

By Agha Hussain Informed discourse on Israel, the Middle East and current geopolitical affairs pertaining to Israel is not stimulating the current round of ‘to recognize Israel or not’ discourse in Pakistan. A misreading of the strategic trends in the Middle East and non-cognizance of...

Peace in Afghanistan: Closer Than Ever But at What Cost?

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab As the United States and Taliban inched closer to a historic deal that would enable the Americans to extricate itself from an 18-year-long war – their longest overseas military engagement – there were more concerns about the future of war-ravaged Afghanistan...

India’s No First Use Dilemma: An Emerging Nuclear Threat

South Asia continues to be a volatile theater of an active conflict between India and Pakistan over Kashmir dispute. India’s recent decision to revoke Article 370 of its Constitution and absorb Occupied Kashmir region into Indian Union has heightened tensions between the two nuclear-armed...

Is Pakistan doing enough for Kashmir?

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab Syeda Mamoona Rubab feels that there was no urgency in the government’s lobbying efforts ahead of the UNSC meeting Last week, Pakistan celebrated the return of the Kashmir dispute to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) after more than 50 years, notwithstanding the...

What is next for Pakistan’s Kashmir policy?

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab A robust Kashmir policy has to drive the diplomatic offensive, argues Syeda Mamoona Rubab Pakistan reacted strongly to the Indian action of revoking the autonomous status of Indian-administered Kashmir and delivered a stern message to Delhi that there cannot be any compromise on...

Towards regional instability?

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab The Pakistani government, which champions the cause of Kashmiris, could not prepare a counter-strategy to prevent India’s unilateral action, writes Syeda Mamoona Rubab India’s troubling move to end the autonomous status for Occupied Kashmir marks the beginning of fresh chapter of trials...

Abrogation of Article 370: Implications & Policy Choices for Pakistan

After days of speculation, Indian government on Monday scrapped the autonomous status for Occupied Kashmir enshrined in Article 370 of (India’s) Constitution and bifurcated the occupied region into two separate Union territories – Muslim majority Jammu and Kashmir and Buddhistdominated Ladakh. The special autonomous status...
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