Four Decades

Four Decades of War in Afghanistan

Qadir Khan Yousafzai Afghanistan has not been in the midst of war for the past 17 years but for 39 years. The devastating war was brought to the country when...
Hybrid Warfare

Beating Hybrid Warfare with Ideas

Ahmed Quraishi Pakistan has faced two powerful wars where traditional and nontraditional methods of warfare were effectively deployed against the Pakistani state: in 1971 and post 2001. Pakistan is a...
War is War

Hybrid or No Hybrid, War is War

Rizwan Zeb Caesar had his legions, Napoleon had his armies. Words are the new weapons, satellites the new artillery. Who has not heard of “hybrid war”? Perhaps, someone who has never...
Fifth Generation

Fifth Generation Warfare and the Challenges for Pakistan

Shafaat Ullah Shah “For the present, we are at war and do not grasp the dimensions of the conflict.” Ralph Peters The term Fifth-Generation War has become a favorite acronym in Pakistan...
Universalizing

Book Review | Universalizing Nuclear Nonproliferation Norms: A Regional Framework for the South Asian...

Author: Adil Sultan ISBN:978-3-030-01333-2 Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan 2019 Syed Ali Zia Jaffery The sheer capacity of nuclear weapons to cause colossal destruction has made their proliferation a veritable threat to international security. A set...
Nuclear Posture

Evolving US Nuclear Posture

Rabia Akhtar It needs to be stated at the outset that the US Nuclear Posture Review 2018 is as aggressive, impulsive and threatening as President Trump himself is. And just...
Jamal Khashoggi

The Murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the future of the International Legal Order

Kamran Adil While examining the nature of ‘international legal order’, the legal theorists have long been divided over its very existence. In international affairs, it comes under discussion episodically. Recent...
Central Asia

China & India In Central Asia: Competition Or Convergence?

Andrew Korybko  It is quite probable that India’s growing role in Central Asia via its US-approved Chabahar Corridor to the region will lead to increased competition with China there. But...

Mapping Pakistan’s Strategic Challenges and Options

Mansoor Ahmed Pakistan is sometimes referred to as a ‘crisis state,’ which has been beset with unrelenting challenges, but has largely been resilient and has succeeded in navigating through them....
A Polar Silk Road

A Polar Silk Road? China’s Quest for the Arctic and its Global Consequences

Maria Bastos  China’s global assertiveness has become a central theme in international studies, particularly in foreign policy, security, and development circles. The Belt and Road Initiative, or BRI, has featured...

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GW

GW in its 5th Stage

Ramiz Ayaz Malik Causing war is a natural instinct. It is always controlled by society and civilization. Power to rule is what drives this insatiable...
Military Technologies

Military Technologies, Fifth Generation Warfare and Policy Implications for Pakistan

Najeeb Zaidi It is trendy to give generational classifications to warfare based on technological changes. However, warfare has always been hybrid and has constantly been...
Four Decades

Four Decades of War in Afghanistan

Qadir Khan Yousafzai Afghanistan has not been in the midst of war for the past 17 years but for 39 years. The devastating war was...
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