Foreign Policy & Diplomacy

Letters to Uncle Sam: Manto on Pak-US Relations

 Rizwan Zeb Should literature be taken seriously by political scientists and historians? Is there any link between literature and political developments? Can literature be more...

Warfare & Strategy

International Security

Sunrise

Appraising Operation Sunrise – Challenges in Counter Terrorism

  Salma Malik The month of July holds a special significance in Pakistan’s complex war against militancy and terrorism. A decade and a year back, the...
Boko Haram

Confronting The Challenge Of Boko Haram

  Muhammad Ali  What is security? In general terms, security is defined very broadly. It is often classified into four distinct areas: political, economic, social, and...
Multipolarity

Iran in the Age of Multipolarity

  Saeed Afridi It can be argued that the demise of the US’ unipolar moment lay in the hastily ill-conceived ‘War on Terror’ in the wake...
NSG

Is Pakistan Ready for the Nuclear Suppliers Group?

  Sameer Ali Khan The discussions over extension of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership to non-NPT Nuclear Weapon States (NWSs) tend to overly focus on differing...

Grand Strategy And The Challenge Of Reaching AD 2100

Illhan Niaz The comprehension of the total assets at the disposal of a state in relation to rational objectives vital for survival and prosperity and...
Regime

The Illogic of Regime Change

Cheryl Rofer  As the United States withdraws from the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA) and John Bolton takes his place as...
Youth

The Youth Development Index in South Asia: A Human Security Risk

  Ayesha Khalid South Asia is home to almost 30% of the entire world’s youth which, if developed, can alter the fate of the region. Usually,...

Editor's Pick

Revisiting Pakistan’s Nuclear Restraint

Mansoor Ahmed  State behavior is largely a product of rational decision-making based on a careful cost-benefit analysis. Countries pursuing crash covert nuclear weapon programs are...

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