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Tale of Panchatantra and The Wuhan Virus | A Poem

Getting the right perspective when Such pandemic starts to unfold, Of Elephant and the blind men Is tale that needs to be retold. How leaders felt the pachyderm In parts but could not see the whole, And let this deadly Chinese germ Infect the world...

Notes from the Sub-continent – April 2020

As coronavirus infections continue to rise around the globe, much of the media focus in the Indian sub-continent has remained focussed, as expected, on different aspects of the pandemic--how are governments managing this public health crisis, do...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 30, 2020

Strategic Is a Chinese BSL-4 Lab accidentally responsible for the pandemic? There are two virus research-related facilities in Wuhan- Wuhan Institute of Virology and the other is the Wuhan Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Unlike Wuhan...

Islamic State Attack on Kabul Gurdwara Raises Several Questions

Amid the ongoing global panic caused by Coronavirus (aka Covid-19), the Sikh and Hindu communities in Kabul were subjected to the mortifying experience of the killing of their loved ones, not from Covid-19 pandemic, but the “ugly monster” of...

Rethinking National Security in an Age of Pandemics

Introduction National security has traditionally been defined and understood in military terms. This notion of national security focuses on threats such as external armed aggression, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), terrorism, insurgencies etc....

Pakistan and the FATF: The Sword Still Dangles

Pakistan is in deep trouble. It was and continues to be under the penetrating gaze of the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog- the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). To prevent organized crime, terrorism and corruption, FATF...

Continuing Security Partnership between USA and Pakistan: India has to live with it

Dr. Mark T. Espar, US Defence Secretary has in a telephonic conversation with Pakistani Army chief, Qamar Javed Bajwa on 19th March, 2020 reaffirmed his country`s long-term mutually beneficial security partnership with government of Pakistan inter-...

Namaste SAARC

In the wake of Corona Pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the lead to sensitize the world about the need to use digital technology to strategize for cooperating and controlling this viral existential threat. As such the leaders need to stay...

Pakistan: Lal Masjid 2.0 ?

Lal Masjid in Islamabad and Maulana Abdul Aziz, also known as ‘Mullah Burqa’, are back in the news. Like in 2007, the authorities are again negotiating with him on a set of demands that no self-respecting government could concede. Almost 13 years...

Terrorism and Counter Terrorism: Review of Year 2019 and Projections for 2020

The year 2019 had significant developments in global terrorism. The review covers the important activities of terrorism and counter-terrorism (CT) around the globe. There have been ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Yemen which includes terrorist...

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