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Spotlight

Quantum Supremacy: Assessing Nuclear Deterrence Dynamics in Cyberspace

Author: Sidra Shahid (Intern at IRS)
Published: December, 2023




India’s Transnational Repression and the Theatre of Khalistan

Author: Nawal Nawaz (Intern at IRS)
Published: November, 2023


The TTP Factor in Pak-Afghan Relations

Author: Aleeba Sattar (Intern at IRS)
Published: November, 2023




Gender Disparities in Climate Change Policies and Actions: A Case Study of Pakistan

Author: Zulqarnain Khan (Intern at IRS)
Published: October, 2023


Taliban on a Time Crunch?

Author: Aleena Shah (Intern at IRS)
Published: September, 2023


Cyber CBMs Between India and Pakistan: A Step Towards Cooperation

Author: Usman Akhtar (Intern at IRS)
Published: September, 2023


Strategic Diplomacy: Afghan Taliban's Shifting Foreign Policy Approach

Author: Atta ur Rehman (Intern at IRS)
Published: August, 2023


Enhancing Cyber Resilience: Challenges and Opportunities in South Asia

Author: Warda Ghafoor (Intern at IRS)
Published: August, 2023


Governance of Aquifer Depletion in Punjab, Pakistan

Author: Mohammad Farrae (COP28 food partnership team)
Published: July, 2023


Mand-Pishin Border Market: A Step Towards Improving Pak-Iran Bilateral Relations

Author: Fraz Naqvi (Asst. Research Officer)
Published: July, 2023


India, US and the Politics on Terrorism

Author: Syed Imran Sardar (Research Analyst)
Published: June, 2023


Manipur in Turmoil: Unravelling the Impact of the BJP’s Identity Politics

Author: Nisar Ali (Intern at IRS)
Published: June, 2023


Arab League Reunion, China’s Influence, and the Future of Pak-Iran Relations

Author: Maria Mansab (Intern at IRS)
Published: May, 2023


Modi’s India: Omitting Pluralism from Education

Author: Nisar Ali (Intern at IRS)
Published: May, 2023


China Emerging as a Peace Mediator: Interests and Objectives

Author: Usman Ali (Intern at IRS)
Published: April, 2023


Iran’s Forward Diplomacy and The Emerging Geopolitics of the Middle East

Author: Maria Mansab (Intern at IRS)
Published: April, 2023


The Socioeconomic Impacts of Heatwave and its Alternatives for Pakistan

Author: Anees Hassan (Intern at IRS)
Published: March, 2023




Water Scarcity in Pakistan: Need for Effective Water Diplomacy and Development

Author: Talha Tufail Bhatti (Asst. Research Officer)
Published: February, 2023


Challenges to China’s Economic Diplomacy

Author: Nabila Jaffer (Research Analyst)
Published: February, 2023


Why Iran’s Anti-Hijab Movement Failed?

Author: Fraz Naqvi (Asst. Research Officer)
Published: January, 2023


Jordan Summit: A Revival to Saudi-Iran Talks?

Author: Ammara Zaheer (Intern at IRS)
Published: January, 2023


Video Games: Enablers of Violence and Stereotypes?

Author: Mahnoor Saeed (Intern at IRS)
Published: December, 2022


Modi’s Act East Policy and the Centrality of ASEAN

Author: Kashif Ali (Intern at IRS)
Published: December, 2022




Policy Options for Combating Pakistan’s Smog Crisis

Author: Arooj Fatima (Intern at IRS)
Published: November, 2022


Indo-US Proximity: An Apprehension

Author: Malik Saad Ahmad (Intern at IRS)
Published: October, 2022


Victimization of Minorities in India: The Case of Bilkis Bano

Author: Abdullah Zahid (Intern at IRS)
Published: October, 2022


Sadr’s Retirement: A Good Omen for Iran?

Author: Fraz Naqvi (Asst. Research Officer)
Published: September, 2022


Digital Authoritarianism in India: Twitter Outcries

Author: Ayesha Zafar (Intern at IRS)
Published: September, 2022


Indo-US Partnership under Modi Administration

Author: Malyka Khalid (Intern at IRS)
Published: August, 2022




Russia-Ukraine Conflict: A Global Crisis

Author: Hudda Gul Rahim and Eesha Arbab (Intern at IRS)
Published: July, 2022


Challenges to One China Policy: Old Challenges or Threat of a New Order?

Author: Maryum Sajjad (Intern at IRS)
Published: July, 2022


Prospects of Pak-Iran Security Cooperation in Afghanistan

Author: Ramsha Shahid (Intern at IRS)
Published: June, 2022


India’s Revenge from History

Author: Maryam Mastoor (Research Analyst)
Published: June, 2022


Turco-Iranian Competition in Iraq & Syria

Author: Fraz Naqvi (Asst. Research Officer)
Published: May, 2022


Women’s Rights in Afghanistan; Apartheid against Women

Author: Saif Ali Khan (Intern at IRS)
Published: May, 2022


Is India Committing War Crimes in IIOJ&K?

Author: Zunaira Inam Khan (Research Analyst)
Published: April, 2022


India’s Positive Neutralism in the wake of current Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Author: Laraib Farhat (Asst. Research Officer)
Published: April, 2022


Health Infrastructure and South Asia’s Epidemic/Pandemic Preparedness

Author: Laiba Shamsher (Intern at IRS)
Published: March, 2022


Genocide: The Gap between the Legal Framework and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

Author: Zunaira Inam (Research Analyst)
Published: March, 2022


Jai Shri Ram, Allah o Akbar, and India’s Dying Secularism

Author: Laraib Farhat (Asst. Research Officer)
Published: February, 2022




Afghanistan’s Regime Change: Implications for the Power Dynamics of India and Pakistan

Author: Aasiya Niaz (Intern at IRS)
Published: January, 2022


How General Soleimani’s death has changed Iran’s Regional Trajectories?

Author: Fraz Naqvi (Asst. Research Officer)
Published: January, 2022


The Significance of Putin’s Visit to India Amidst the Straining Ties

Author: Fraz Naqvi (Asst. Research Officer)
Published: December 2021 - 2


Vandalising Gandhi’s Statues: Is there really Something Wrong with Gandhi?

Author: Imran Sardar (Research Analyst)
Published: December 2021 - 1


Sikh Separatism in India

Author: Maida Fareed (Intern at IRS)
Published: November 2021 - 2


Instability in Afghanistan and the Prospects for Regional Connectivity

Author: Mehreen Khaskheli (Intern at IRS)
Published: November 2021 - 1


Dragons vs Elephants – Fighting at 14,000 Feet on the Himalayas

Author: Aimen Aslam (Intern at IRS)
Published: October 2021 - 2


The Future of JCPOA under the New Administrations of Iran and the US

Author: Willa Zainab (Intern at IRS)
Published: October 2021 - 1


China’s Greater Role in Afghanistan in Post-Withdrawal Environment

Author: Fakhar Alam (Intern at IRS)
Published: September 2021 - 1


End of Afghan Conflict?

Author: Syed Imran Sardar (Research Analyst)
Published: August 2021 - 2


Low Voter Turnout in Iranian Elections 2021

Author: Humza Tariq (Intern at IRS)
Published: August 2021 - 1


The Rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Future of Indian National Congress (INC)

Author: Shrouq Tariq (Intern at IRS)
Published: July 2021 - 2


Citizenship Act’s Impact on Assam and BJP’s Clever Election Gimmick

Author: Misbah Basharat (Intern at IRS)
Published: July 2021 - 1


Pakistan-Russia Relations: Future Prospects

Author: Aamir Iqbal (Intern at IRS)
Published: June, 2021 - 2


Naxalite Movement: A Fierce Homegrown Insurgency in India

Author: Amshall Asif (Intern at IRS)
Published: June, 2021 - 1


Bajrang Dal: The Saffron Avengers

Author: Amshall Asif (Intern at IRS)
Published: May 2021 - 1


Potential for Regional Integration in South Asia: Lessons from the EU

Author: Willa Zainab (Intern at IRS)
Published: April 2021 - 1


The Emergence of a New Cold War Mentality and the Role of Quad

Author: Muhammad Abubaker (Intern at IRS)
Published: March 2021 - 1


The quandary of SAARC in the backdrop of COVID-19

Author: Amna Nisar Abbasi (Asst. Research Officer)
Published: February 2021 - 1


Recklessness, War Crimes, and the Case of Afghanistan

Author: Zunaira Inam (Research Analyst)
Published: January 2021 - 2


Why India Wishes to Destabilize Pakistan?

Author: Maryam Mastoor (Research Analyst)
Published: January 2021 - 1



A bi-monthly publication dealing with a specific event in one or more the regional countries.