India and Pakistan gained independence in 1947 and inherited almost similar economic legacy of under investment, neglect and ranked among the world’s poorest nations. Pakistan was not given its full share of wealth and resources, therefore, had relatively more problems. Out of 921 industrial units in undivided India, Pakistan received only 34. Soon after independence, Pakistan was struggling with economic challenges. On January 5, 1948, LIFE magazine reported that Pakistan’s economy was on the verge of collapse. Contrary to above assessments, during the first four decades of its independence; Pakistan’s economy witnessed an average growth rate of 6%, while India lagged.
Margalla Papers is a biannual publication of National Defence University, the premier institution for security and strategic studies. The journal is a unique publication of the country, which primarily deals with the issues related to Contemporary World Politics, Globalization, Foreign Policy, Strategic and Economic Relationships, Regional Organizations, UN Peacekeeping Operations, International Law and Global Commons. The journal has its standing among the students, researchers, experts, policymakers and intelligentsia.
NDU Journal is an annual publication of National Defence University, the premier institution for security and strategic studies. The journal is a unique publication of the country, which primarily deals with the national security issues of Pakistan. The journal has its own standing among the students, researchers, experts, policy makers and intelligentsia. Keeping the flag high, the articles appearing in the journal are selected after a rigorous scrutiny and blind peer reviews at home and abroad.
In an environment of rapidly transforming geopolitical realities, a more comprehensive all-encompassing deeper understanding of the issues is necessary. Pakistan’s existence and success in achieving its critical objectives is dependent on our comprehensive understanding of the environment around us, as well as our ability to convince others about our positions. Given the complex global political and geo-strategic environment, Pakistan needs a delicate strategic balancing and intricate policy maneuvers.
ISSRA Papers is an annual publication of Institute for Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis (ISSRA), National Defence University. The Journal is a unique publication of the country which promotes awareness and understanding of the issues related to governance and public policy. ISSRA Papers welcomes contributions from all around the world and has a wide range of readers that include students, researchers, experts and policy makers. Articles appearing in the journal are selected after a rigorous scrutiny and blind peer reviews at home and abroad.
The NDU JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW is an annual publication of the Centre of Excellence for International Law (CEIL), at the Institute for Strategic Studies. Research and Analysis (ISSRA), National Defence University. CEIL is Pakistan’s first public sector think tank on international law, conducting cutting edge research on the international law aspects of defense and strategic matters, under the auspices of ISSRA. The NDU Journal of International Law aims to promote the dissemination of ideas and findings for the multifaceted challenges facing Pakistan from a law and policy perspective.