Pakistan's Islamic Odyssey: Dangers Ahead

The movement for Pakistan, as envisaged by its chief promoter Mohammed Ali Jinnah, was not intended to produce a religion dominated theocratic state. No doubt he engaged in communal tactics and successfully executed a spurious doctrine, the two nati....

Religion Needs Fresh Look in Pakistan

The nuclear threat in the subcontinent has led to renewed and redoubled efforts to find a solution to the antagonism between India and Pakistan. One is led to believe that if cross border terrorism ceases, a dialogue can be facilitated between the t....

Islam’s Dilemmas: Perspectives From a Non Islamic Angle

Islam encompasses all the nobilities that every other religion has, compassion, love, justice, brotherhood, equality etc. but it also poses several dilemmas. The dilemmas arise, as the values instilled by Islam were those needed for bringing order....

Islam and its many Trends

Except the war zones, Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan and the proxy war zones Kashmir and India, for quite sometime the rest of the world has not witnessed a major terrorist incident. The credit for this goes to the high grade counter terrorism measu....

Indian Intelligence: Awaiting Still Its Tryst with Destiny

Indian Intelligence is frequently in the news, often for the wrong reasons. It is a favourite kicking target for a large number of those who compulsively articulate, like the media, political leaders, academics etc. Why should it be so when its stell....

Asian Security Environment and India’s Options

Asian security environment is in a state of deep turmoil. The single event which has occasioned it is the giant rise of China during the past couple of decades, reaching higher and higher levels of economic and military strength. All neighbors of Chi....

FLOODS: PAKISTAN BRACING FOR THE FALLOUT

Intimations of mortality of an incumbent regime, especially a civilian government, are nothing new for Pakistan. But doomsday scenarios about the imminent demise of the not just the political system but also the State have never been peddled as furi....

TALK ON PLA by Dr. SHEN MING-SHIH

Col (Dr.) Shen Ming-Shih of the National Defense University of Taiwan gave a very illuminating talk on the PLA of China at the Seminar Hall of the VIF at 1500h on 20 Aug 10. It led to a very lively interaction with the assembled researchers. Col Shen....

QUICKEN THE PACE OF TIES WITH JAPAN

The conclusion on August 21 of the fourth round of the India-Japan strategic dialogue at Foreign Minister level provides the peg to assess the current state of India-Japan relations. These relations are headed in the right direction, but it has taken....

The Pentagon Report and China’s Response

The release of Pentagon Report on China’s defense capability and its subsequent response from the PRC has become an annual ritual since year 2000. According to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2000, the Pentagon decided to publish such rep....

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