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...
Hate

Pakistan Post 9/11: Seventeen Years of War, Death & Hate

Rabia Akhtar ‘Move away, get away from here. Hurry. Clear the area. There is a bomb here.’ A guy wearing a bomb suit shouts as he makes his way to...
Space

Pakistan, Space and Non-Traditional Threats

Misbah Arif In the 21st century, the traditional interstate security threat perception has been stretched out to include nontraditional issues like environmental degradation, climate change, health and social security. Comprehensive...

Latest article

Militarization of Artificial Intelligence

Shaza Arif  Artificial Intelligence is very difficult to define, however the most elementary way of defining it would be: To program machines in such a...

The Kashmir Catastrophe

Brian Cloughley  India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the U.S. President Donald Trump have much in common, not least, the extensive use of Twitter to...

Mutual Vulnerability and Risk Reduction in South Asia

Hannah Haegeland The current state of affairs in Kashmir and resulting heightening of India-Pakistan tensions provide daily examples of escalation risks. Since 1998, the low-probability,...
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