Sovereign Title, Occupation and War Crimes: An International Law perspective on Kashmir

Muhammad Oves Anwar The Kashmir Dispute, minus the rhetoric, is in essence a legal dispute over sovereign title to territory and the Kashmiri people’s right of self-determination. The events of...

Pak-U.S. Relations: Time to Reset?

Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry By most counts, the recent official visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the United States (21-23 July 2019) is a great success. For the past three...

Will Bolton Get His War?

Rabia Akhtar An ardent believer of exhibiting American military might, John Robert Bolton, National Security Adviser to President Trump, wants his war with Iran. Bolton has put his own spin...
Legal Aspects

Pulwama and its Aftermath: Some Legal Aspects

Ali Sultan  In the present day and age, populist political regimes that feed on ethno-nationalism and identity politics, as typified by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP government in India, are...
Pakistan-Saudi Agenda

The Pakistani-Saudi Agenda for the 21st Century

Ahmed Quraishi There was not a single dull moment in the visit to Pakistan by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud. It was an unusual visit from start to finish,...
Honorary Consul

Interview with Awais Raoof, Honorary Consul of Uganda in Pakistan

  At 43, Awais Raoof is a young visionary. He is the Honorary Consul  of Uganda in Pakistan, a successful social entrepreneur, Chairman Board of Governors, University of Lahore and...
Mapping

Mapping the Blurring Lines of Warfare and Diplomacy

Khalid Banuri “War has rules, but few of them involve fighting by the Queen’s rules.” - Frank Borrelli 5th Generation Warfare In the early 2000s, while delivering a talk to postgraduate students...
Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s 2018 Constitutional Crisis: The Rajapaksa Factor

Hamzah Rifaat Hussain Chili powder, barbs being traded, harsh rhetoric and a deeply polarized island characterized Sri Lanka’s political landscape in the past week or so. With Mahinda Rajapaksa, the...

S-400: An Addition to India’s Ambitious Mosaic of Offense-Defense Capabilities

Maimuna Ashraf India’s pursuit of advanced military technologies has enabled it to secure its place among the world’s top importers of conventional weapons over the past two decades. India has...
Haqqani

From One Jihad to the Next: The Life & Times of Jalaluddin Haqqani

  Rahimullah Yusufzai When the Afghan Taliban announced on September 3 that Maulvi Jalaluddin Haqqani had died from “natural causes” after a long illness, the loss was emotional and largely symbolic...

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Afghanistan: The Next Theatre in the U.S.-Iran Conflict

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  Since the momentous events of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, ties between Iran and the U.S. have followed a predictable pattern,...

Sunderji Syndrome: Understanding India’s Conventional Military Modernization

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi  “Dreams of ‘disarming first strikes’ leading to the temptation to ‘go first’ and the consequent instability of Small Nuclear Power equations are...

Pakistan’s Mediation Challenge in the Middle East

Aisha Saeed  The current turmoil in the Middle East predates the recent developments in the region. Home to several Arab countries that are closely knit...
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