• Hurdles in Pakistan’s Quest for Reaching Space0

    By: Ahyousha Khan       23/3/18 Space exploration is an expensive national objective for the state to pursue. Also, if a state is a developing country facing much pressing traditional and non-traditional threats, space exploration tends to end up an optional objective. Every state has a right to prioritize whichever national objective it wants to

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  • Trends in Global Arms Transfer: Viewpoint from the Sub-continent0

    Asma Khalid        21/3/2018 Over the past several years, India’s unprecedented military modernization goals have worsened the security environment of South Asia. India’s increasing defense spending and its quest for acquiring sophisticated weapon systems and technologies have threatened the regional peace and stability. India is directing a huge scale modernization of its military

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  • Saudi moderation: How far will Crown Prince Mohammed go?0

      By James M. Dorsey       21/3/2018 In his effort to improve Saudi Arabia’s badly tarnished image and project the kingdom as embracing an unidentified form of moderate Islam, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has hinted that he envisions a conservative rather than an ultra-conservative society, but not one in which citizens are

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  • Iran’s Offer to Pakistan to join Chabahar reflects its trust deficit with India0

    by Asia Maqsood     21/3/2018 Iran’s recent proposal for Pakistan to join Chabahar Port may reflect its lack of trust on its counterpart “India.” India may stop the development of this project under the US pressure. Besides, the Indo-US strategic robust strategic partnership can put pressure on Iran because US-Iran relations are not cordial. In

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  • An interview with Venugopal Chandrasekhar0

    by Elsa Lycias Joel        21/3/2018 In conversation with Elsa Lycias Joel Like a Phoenix, he rose… Having read and heard a lot about Venugopal Chandrasekhar, I wasn’t able to handle my anticipation and excitement as I walked into his TT academy one late noon. He received me with a pleasant smile, friendly handshake

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  • Racism, Riots, and the Sri Lankan State0

    by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera       20/3/2018   “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation, and compassion.” Simone de Beauvoir   Only when fear and hatred is spread by extremists does serious reflection haunt a community. The teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka,

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  • Malaise of Cheating in Indian School Exams0

    by Gaurav Tyagi     21/3/2018 One out of every six examinees abandoned the Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations in the U.P. province of India. This was due to the fact that the government of U.P. after a long time took strong steps to curb the menace of cheating and copying in the exams.

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