The author is a student at the National Defence University, Islamabad, pursuing his MPhil in International Relations. He is also an intern at the Institute for Strategic Studies, Research, and Analysis (ISSRA), one of the leading think tanks in Islamabad.
Founded in 2011, South Asia Journal (SAJ) is a policy magazine focused on issues relating to South Asia. Bearing no political affiliation, the journal’s goal is to provide discerning, critical perspectives on the South Asian sub-continent and its evolving relationship to the broader world. SAJ aims to highlight emerging regional trends, especially issues which call for more emphasis among decision makers and policy framers.