Youth

The Youth Development Index in South Asia: A Human Security Risk

  Ayesha Khalid South Asia is home to almost 30% of the entire world’s youth which, if developed, can alter the fate of the region. Usually, a country’s population development is...

The NSS and the QCG: Sustainability for Afghanistan post 2017.

Hamza Rifaat Hussain  The Trump administration’s national security strategy of 2017 with its South Asia section on page 50, prioritizes sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan. The harsh wording against...
Narratives

Of Villains and Heroes: Role of Narratives in Conflicts

  Rizwan Zeb In Akira Kurosawa’s classic Rashomon, different characters narrate their perspective of the story. Vantage Point treats the plot and its execution in a similar way. The story of...
tactics

The Militant Landscape, Tactics & Pakistan’s War on Terror

Amira Jadoon Pakistan may have joined the U.S. war on terror under pressure, but today it is imperative that the country takes complete ownership of its fight against domestic terrorism....
Brothers

Pakistan & Turkey : Brothers in Arms

  Rupert Stone When Pakistan was placed on a terrorist financing “grey list” by the Financial Action Task Force in February, Turkey was the only country to oppose the move. Both...
Naya Pakistan

Pakistan-US Relations in “Naya Pakistan”

Andrew Korybko The rise of Imran Khan as Pakistan’s Prime Minister might have been thought by some to herald a sea change in policy towards the US, but Islamabad will...
Stalemate

Strategic Stalemate in Afghanistan

  Jaweria Waheed Seventeen years of war in Afghanistan have resulted in a strategic stalemate plagued with a stalled peace process. Afghanistan is strategically important and is a fulcrum of power...

Whither the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50?

Tariq Rauf Fifty years ago, on 1 July 1968, the landmark Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) opened for signature concurrently in London, Moscow and Washington. The NPT...
Khrushchev

Between Khrushchev and Khuhro: The Initial Explorations in Soviet-Pakistan Relations

Sergey Radchenko Not long after coming to power in the wake of Joseph Stalin’s death, the First Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, Nikita Khrushchev presided over a major turn...
Sunrise

Appraising Operation Sunrise – Challenges in Counter Terrorism

  Salma Malik The month of July holds a special significance in Pakistan’s complex war against militancy and terrorism. A decade and a year back, the sitting regime of general Pervez...

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Stalemate

Strategic Stalemate in Afghanistan

  Jaweria Waheed Seventeen years of war in Afghanistan have resulted in a strategic stalemate plagued with a stalled peace process. Afghanistan is strategically important and...
Sea-based

Rationalizing Pakistan’s Quest for a Sea-based Deterrent Force

Saima Aman Sial On 9th January, 2017, Pakistan test fired a sea-variant of Babur cruise missile, with a range of 450 km, from an underwater...
Hybrid

Hybrid Warfare: Shielding Stratagem

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal Global politics is fluid and dynamic.Nations are combating identical and contrasting traditional and non-traditional security challenges. Security analysts are calling a mix of...
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