Resurgence of Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) in Pakistan

Pakistan and Afghanistan relations are on a boil. In the past few months while there has been simmering tensions on the Durand Line, the Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) threat has grown exponentially. On November 28, 2022, the TTP ended the indefinite ceasef

One year after the Taliban Takeover- Afghanistan in Crisis

"There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen"-Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. The recent developments in Afghanistan compel to acknowledge this off quoted statement. Juxtaposing the main military dictum of "keeping one

Recent Developments Add to Instability in Pakistan

Juxtapositions and complexities rather than a neat straight line mark the trajectory of Pakistan’s politics. Pakistan is in a state of crisis. On almost all fronts whether it is politics, economy, security and foreign policy the country is in dee

Uncertain Future of Women Rights in Afghanistan

The world is in a state of flux. Ukraine crisis is triggering cascading risks globally. However, while the world attention is diverted to the Ukraine conflict, the crisis in Afghanistan remains sidelined. The country faces confluence of multiple cri

Pakistan in Flux- A bleak future ahead

“Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose” which means, the more things change, the more they stay the same. The quote poignantly underscores the precarious situation of Pakistan, as it teeters from one to crisis to another. Every year the trou

Afghanistan Mired in Uncertainty

Taliban after illegitmately wresting power in Afghanistan has entered its fourth month. However the country remains in chaos and at the edge of abyss. United Nations(UN) has warned that Afghanistan is on countdown to catasrophe and it is at the brin

Single National Curriculum in Pakistan- a Recipe for Disaster?

Education is considered to be a potent force that paves the way for political, social and economic development of any country. A viable education system enables the nation to achieve its national goals and is a key indicator of progress and prosperit

Impact of Developments in Afghanistan on India: A Report

(Given below is a report on Brainstorming Session held on 13 September 2021 at the VIF attended by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Lt. Gen Ravi Sawhney, Amb. Gautam Mukhopadhyay, Mr. Tilak Devasher, Dr.Srikanth Kondapalli, Lt. Gen. Rakesh Sharma, Mr. Satish Chandr

Afghanistan's Uncertain Future and Its Implications for China-Pakistan Relations

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan will have a profound impact on Asian geopolitics and international relations at large. China-Pakistan relations are also undergoing steady change as both seek to maximise their influence, security and economic int

An Uncertain Outlook for Pakistan’s Economy

Pakistan is a country in which the economy has remained in a perpetual state of crisis. If we look at the track record of Pakistan, we see a problematic situation. Quite categorically we see from human development indicators like health and education

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