Pakistan’s Continuing FATF Misery

Hassan Aslam Shad The February FATF Plenary has ended with the expected outcome: Pakistan has done “well” but not “well enough”. In other words, Pakistan remains on the FATF grey...

Nuclear India: An Agent Provocateur in South Asia

Anum A. Khan  The December 20, House of Commons Library’s Briefing Paper for the UK Parliament identifies India as a self-declared Nuclear Weapon State (NWS) which continues to produce weapon-...

UNSC’s Report and Pakistan’s TTP Challenge

Tehmina Aslam Ranjha On February 3,  2021, pursuant to Resolutions 1526 (2004) and 2253 (2015), the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) issued its twenty-seventh report on terrorism. The report acknowledged...

Pulwama: Two Years On

Kaiser Tufail  As with any political party in power, the Indian election of 2019 was critical for the  Bharatya Janata Party (BJP), for it wanted a stronger showing than before....

The JCPOA and Biden’s Mounting Iran Challenge

Hassan Aslam Shad  Use of force and the threat thereof has been the predominant theme in U.S.- Iran relations since the Iran hostage crisis of 1979. The future trajectory of...

Disinformation: A Challenge for the International Community

Shahneela Tariq  The extensive disinformation campaign, revealed by EU DisinfoLab's Indian Chronicles, has posed a challenge to the international community. It now has to work towards creating more binding arrangements to...

Great Power Competition in South Asia: The Outlook for 2021

Rupert Stone The journalist Fareed Zakaria recently described the coronavirus as “the great accelerator” because it had sped up various pre-existing global trends. This formula certainly applies to South Asia,...

Pakistan, Lawfare, and the Fight for Kashmir

Hassan Aslam Shad Media was rife with reports last week about the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopting a Pakistan-sponsored resolution on the peoples’ right of self-determination titled “Universal realization...

Of Internal Reforms and External Connectivity:Strengthening Economic Security in Pakistan.

Javed Hassan While national security of Pakistan is inextricably linked to its military preparedness, it has other dimensions that relate more to its economic health than keeping it secure in...

Hangor Day: A Glorious Reminiscence

Hassan Zaib After gaining independence, Pakistan realized that, in order to endure and safeguard . freedom, it ought to attain a strategic wherewithal to thwart malicious designs of its enemy....

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Debating Comprehensive Security in Pakistan

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery Much before becoming the country’s premier, Imran Khan, delivering a keynote address at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, said: “food security...

AMAN-21, Pakistan Navy, and the Narrative of Peace

Shabnam Fazal With the increasing reliance of countries on Indian Ocean trade routes due to the rising energy needs, non-traditional maritime threats have increased tremendously....

Pakistan’s Continuing FATF Misery

Hassan Aslam Shad The February FATF Plenary has ended with the expected outcome: Pakistan has done “well” but not “well enough”. In other words, Pakistan...
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