COVID-19 And Campaign Against Extremism

Context As the reach of the coronavirus deepens - so does the need to understand the extent of its geopolitical implications. While the most recent...

COVID-19 And American Elections 2020

Context Before the arrival of Coronavirus to the US, President Trump appeared pretty comfortable with his prospects of winning the 2020 elections. However, the unfolding...
Army Public School, Peshawar, Pakistan

The War Against Terror And Societal Transformation

Context On the anniversary of the December 2014 terrorist attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar, some important questions have been raised. How far has...

Evolving QUAD And Australian Participation In The Malabar Exercise 2020

Dr Claude Rakisits Context India has formally invited Australia to join the large-scale naval exercises to be conducted in the Bay of Bengal (3-6 November) and...

The Future Of Middle East Peace Process, Extremism, And China-Iran Deal

Arab-Israel Normalization of Ties and US Middle East Policy Context With the normalization of ties between UAE, Bahrain and Israel, the so-called ‘Outside-In Approach’ to the...

The Causes of Tension on the China India Border – What’s...

PoliTact’s Chief Analyst Arif Ansar discusses China-India border skirmishes and the regional and global implications with Dr. Claude Rakisits, PoliTact’s Director of Strategic Initiatives,...

The Future of Afghan Quagmire

Is the Internal or external Dynamics more Important? Context After numerous promising starts and hard stops, Afghan peace process is once again making progress. The initiation...

Pulwama Attack And The Indian Strategic Calculus Against Pakistan – From...

By Arif Ansar Context While the Pakistan-India tensions are known to flare up occasionally, the present one over the February 14 Pulwama incident has calmed down for the...

Understanding Trump’s America First Doctrine And Its Implications

Arif Ansar Context Analysts and scholars from a variety of origins and backgrounds have described the present state of global affairs as going through a transition....