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...
Kashmir

Exclusive Interview with the President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan

  Sardar Masood Khan is the 14th President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. A career diplomat, Masood Khan was Pakistan’s Permanent Representative in the United Nations missions in New York...

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 less likely to remain sensitive...

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Troubled Path to the NPT RevCon 2020

Sitara Noor The NPT PrepCom 2019 concluded on May 10 after two weeks of deliberations on nonproliferation challenges, aiming to pave the way for the NPT Review...

The Taliban and Afghanistan’s Gordian Knot

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The inveterate depredation in Afghanistan has been a costly affair for all stakeholders and those involved in conflict-resolution efforts. The resolution...

Rise of the BJP

Arshad Mahmood India’s first minister of law and justice, Dr. Ambedkar while talking to the Indian Constituent Assembly in 1949 made these historic remarks: “We...
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