Syria

The Beginning of the End of the Syrian War

Paul Antonopoulos With Western and Gulf Arab powers investing hundreds of billions of dollars into toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power, it seems that the tragic war that has...

Making Sense of TTP’s Terrorism in Pakistan

Shahzad Akhtar Pakistan has been faced with the threat of terrorism for more than a decade. While violence has decreased in recent years, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its affiliated...
Labeling the States

Pakistan and the International Politics of Labeling the States

Ahmed Waheed If international narratives on Pakistan were to be believed, then Pakistan is a Weak State, a Failed State, a Garrison State, an Insecure State, a Fragile State, a...
Trumpting

Trumpting the Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Salma Malik Afghanistan once again lives up to its part-legend part-mythical reputation of unceremoniously ousting foreign invaders. Whether it was the documenting of the fatal siege of Kabul Residency that...
Counterinsurgency

Defeating TTP: An Appraisal of Pakistan’s Counterinsurgency Operations

Shahzad Akhtar The insurgency by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan was crushingly defeated by the Pakistani military. The TTP’s stronghold in Bajaur...
Border Management

The Salience of Pak-Afghan Border Management

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The Afghan Parliamentary elections gained more traction and importance due to the completion of the second round of Afghan Taliban talks with the U.S. delegation in its...
International Law

The Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and the International Law

Kamran Adil While political analysis rules the analytical plane in International Relations; it leads to inchoate assessments.The point of departure in the debate surrounding purported withdrawal of the US from...
PRSS-1

From Badr-1 to PRSS-1: Pakistan’s Journey into Space

Ahmad Khan Pakistan’s premier space agency, SUPARCO made 200 million plus Pakistanis proud once it launched a remote-sensing (PRSS-1) satellite and a technology evaluation satellite (PakTES-1A) on July 9, 2018....
Middle East

Pakistan’s Diplomatic Challenges in the Middle East

  Riaz Khokhar One of the key challenges to Pakistan’s foreign policy relates to how it navigates its policy in the volatile Middle East. In this regard, balancing its relations with...
Crisis

Book Review: Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery South Asia has been prone to crises ever since the inception of India and Pakistan. This volatile theatre has been vitiated as both countries have gone...

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Under the #Twitter @ Overhang Twitterflections from the Pulwama-Balakot Crisis

Salma Shaheen  Twitter has been very instrumental in escalating and de-escalating tensions during the Pulwama Crisis of 2019 between India and Pakistan which started after...
Islamic State's Threat

Tracing the Islamic State’s Threat

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The genesis of the Islamic State (ISIS), the world’s wealthiest and the strongest terrorist group, is traced back to the U.S. invasion...
Whither

Whither the International System Post Balakot Escalation?

Khalid Banuri  A substantial amount of opinions and reflections has been made in print and electronic media about the incidents that took place in South...
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