by Maryyum Masood .... The expanding US alliance network is fraught with strategic instability and heightened nuclear risk. In September 2021, AUKUS, a military alliance between Australia, UK and the US, was formed to contain China in the Asia-Pacific region. Under the agreement, the US and UK will proliferate nuclear submarines technology to Australia. Many
by Maryyum Masood .... On January 19, 2022, a UK based law firm, Stoke White Investigations (SWI) released a report on the Indian war crimes and human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The document contains 2000 testimonies of abuse of human rights, and extrajudicial killings by Indian security forces. Analysts
India’s announcement of the withdrawal of its forces along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) after months of tensions with Chinese forces and its agreement of a de facto ceasefire along its  Line of Control (LOC) with Pakistan, raised suspicions among its critics. These recent developments make it evident that India is trying to adapt
by Maryyum Masood and Sabeen Malik.... On 29 February 2020, the United States and the Taliban reached a milestone agreement towards the path to peace in Afghanistan, by signing a historic peace deal in Doha. This deal brought along its share of uncertainty, punctuated by episodes of violence. Soon after signing the deal, Taliban intensified
by Maryyum Masood and Sabeen Malik.... Instead of getting into petty politics, the Taliban and Kabul must work together to overcome the challenge of Covid-19. Despite deep grievances, it may be a rare opportunity for Afghan leaders to resolve their issues and show cooperation as a goodwill gesture which can be fruitful in the long-term.