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IAF Editorials: Asia/Pacific: Central/North Asia

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Pakistan’s 2024 Elections: A Test of Democracy and the Role of the Military
Pakistan’s 2024 Elections: A Test of Democracy and the Role of the Military

How can Pakistan's military have a positive impact on upcoming elections? By Iqra Awan. (02/20/2024)

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A Closer Look at the Iran-Pakistan Rift
A Closer Look at the Iran-Pakistan Rift

What's behind the Iran-Pakistan dispute? By Professor Manlio Graziano. (01/22/2024)

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Blood on Their Hands - Poonch Incident
Blood on Their Hands - Poonch Incident

Author reflects on the Poonch IIOJK Incident and its repercussions. By Iqra Awan. (01/19/2024)

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Unlocking Balochistan’s Socio-Economic Potential
Unlocking Balochistan’s Socio-Economic Potential

How can Balochistan’s socio-economic development be better realized? By Iqra Awan. (12/20/2023)

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The Gory Legacy of the Bangladesh Awami League
The Gory Legacy of the Bangladesh Awami League

Author calls on the international community to face the atrocities committed by the Bangladesh Awami League and support the democratic forces in Bangladesh. By Iqra Awan. (12/15/2023)

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Remembering 27 October: A Tale of the Freedom Struggle of Kashmiris
Remembering 27 October: A Tale of the Freedom Struggle of Kashmiris

After decades of conflict, Kashmir continues to be an issue. By Iqra Awan. (11/01/2023)

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Modi's Leadership Harnessing Nationalism for Political Gains
Modi's Leadership Harnessing Nationalism for Political Gains

Examining recent actions by Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party. By Muhammad Wasama Khalid. (09/20/2023)

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Political War and Conflicts in Pakistan
Political War and Conflicts in Pakistan

Author discussing the ongoing political conflicts in Pakistan including the recent arrest of Imran Khan and its effects. By Mohsin Fareed Shah. (08/17/2023)

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Patronage-based politics and barriers on access in Pakistan
Patronage-based politics and barriers on access in Pakistan

Author discusses nepotism in Pakistan, highlighting poor governance and ways to tackle it. By Mohsin Fareed Shah. (08/14/2023)

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The Truth Cannot be Hidden: US Senate and Congress members spoke about human rights and democratic values violation in India
The Truth Cannot be Hidden: US Senate and Congress members spoke about human rights and democratic values violation in India

The U.S. has voiced concerns about freedoms and rights in India. What are they? By Abdul Mussawer Safi. (07/31/2023)

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The Role of Hindutva: Analyzing the Impact on Religious Harmony in India
The Role of Hindutva: Analyzing the Impact on Religious Harmony in India

Issues and threats created by Hindutva nationalism to Central Asia. By Muhammad Wasama Khalid. (07/03/2023)

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Pakistan National Security: Challenges and Solutions
Pakistan National Security: Challenges and Solutions

Author presents potential solutions presented to Pakistan's security challenges.  By Maria Mansab. (05/22/2023)

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Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in Pakistan’s Economy
Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in Pakistan’s Economy

Call for Pakistan to address womens rights.  By Pakeeza Bangash. (05/19/2023)

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The Economic Impact of Global Trade Wars on Pakistan: Lessons from History and Implications For the Future
The Economic Impact of Global Trade Wars on Pakistan: Lessons from History and Implications For the Future

Author discusses lessons learned from global trade wars and their implications for Pakistan's future.(05/17/2023)

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The Moral Purpose of Education vs. The Education System in Pakistan
The Moral Purpose of Education vs. The Education System in Pakistan

Author argues that Pakistan must address issues of access to education and quality of education. Eeman Rashid. (05/05/2023)

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Socioeconomic Determinants of Poor Public Health
Socioeconomic Determinants of Poor Public Health

Author calls for action to address public health issues in Pakistan.  By Amina tariq. (04/22/2023)

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Pakistan-U.S. anti-terrorism dialogue: looking for ways to counter the upsurging threat
Pakistan-U.S. anti-terrorism dialogue: looking for ways to counter the upsurging threat

How should Pakistan and the United States jointly approach counter terrorism efforts? By Addul Mussawer Safi. (04/18/2023)

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Social Policies of Islam: The need of time
Social Policies of Islam: The need of time

Author discusses principles through which Islam establishes welfare in society and calls for action in Pakistan. By M. Ahmad. (04/10/2023)

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Iran-Saudi Peace Deal: Opportunities for Pakistan
Iran-Saudi Peace Deal: Opportunities for Pakistan

The Iran-Saudi rapprochement may provide Pakistan with numerous opportunities.  How so? By Maria Mansab. (04/11/2023)

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Mainstream Development May Not Be One-Size-Fits-All
Mainstream Development May Not Be One-Size-Fits-All

There's more to consider than a Western-only view of development.  By Dilek Nadeem Ghouri. (01/23/2023)

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Century of Blue Economy and Massive Blue Potential of Pakistan
Century of Blue Economy and Massive Blue Potential of Pakistan

Author argues that Pakistan must embrace its potential as a blue economy.  By Arshia Shakeel (01/13/2022)

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The Influence of Global Institions on Pakistan
The Influence of Global Institions on Pakistan

Author argues global institutions have hampered Pakistan's efforts to develop effective policies.  By Sikander Ali. (12/30/2022)

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The Haqeeqi Azadi Long March: Pakistan in Turmoil
The Haqeeqi Azadi Long March: Pakistan in Turmoil

Pakistan's current turbulence.  By Sohail Mahmood. (11/08/2022)

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Central Asia: pivoting with the pivot
Central Asia: pivoting with the pivot

What are the geopolitical realites faced by Central Asia today? By Mohammad Ali Zafar. (03/30/2022)

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Modi's India: Toward an Authoritarian State?
Modi's India: Toward an Authoritarian State?

Will Prime Minister Modi lead India into being an illiberal democracy?  By Nathan Martins. 

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India 2030: A Decade of Challenges and Opportunities
India 2030: A Decade of Challenges and Opportunities

Looking ahead at the future of India.  By Hrithik Singh. (09/21/2021)

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Forecast of Biden Administration’s Pakistan Policy and Possible Measures
Forecast of Biden Administration’s Pakistan Policy and Possible Measures

What is the best path forward for the Biden administration to take concerning Pakistan? By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (03/18/2021)

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Why Russia Matters to India
Why Russia Matters to India

Indo-Russian bilateral relations are embedded in a history of mutual trust and compatibility of mutual interests. India’s strategic relations with Russia are not based only on speculative pro... Read More...



Urgent Appeal on Kashmir
Urgent Appeal on Kashmir

Time for action to abate tensions in Kashmir. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood.  (08/13/2019)

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The Kashmir Conflict
The Kashmir Conflict

The Kashmir issue must be resolved now. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (03/02/2019)

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