Activism

Selective Activism: The Role of Pakistan’s Judiciary in Counterterrorism

  Sahar Khan Pakistan’s Supreme Court is known for its activism. In February 2018, the Supreme Court banned former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from leading the Pakistan Muslim League–N (PML–N) and reversed...
Badaber

A Page from History : Ode to Badaber

  Now that the time has come to bury Badaber, it is ironically fitting that no effort to reconstruct its life can be made at Rawalpindi. Its early days are...
Defiance

Of Sanctions and Defiance

Rabia Akhtar  The U.S. non-proliferation policy utilizes economic, political and military sanctions enshrined in non-proliferation legislation to deter proliferation behavior in countries around the globe. Three laws –– the Symington...

Grand Strategy And The Challenge Of Reaching AD 2100

Illhan Niaz The comprehension of the total assets at the disposal of a state in relation to rational objectives vital for survival and prosperity and modified by the total capabilities...
New Start

Why New START Needs a New Start?

Ayesha Abbasi John F. Kennedy said, “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” The arms control regime is presently in a downward spiral mainly because the leaders are no...
Khorasan

Af-Pak Cooperation & The Rise of IS in Khorasan

Hamzah Rifaat Hussain It was election year in Pakistan and­­ the Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf has formed the government in the center. The change of guard notwithstanding, the relationship between Kabul...
Perpetual

Inter-State Rivalries: A Perpetual Cause of Instability in South Asia

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery A diverse set of countries constitutes the South Asian region. In close proximity to Central Asia and the Middle East, the South Asian region is strategically...

2019: The Year that Russia’s South Asian “Balancing” Act became Unbalanced

Andrew Korybko  2019 will be remembered as the year that Russia’s South Asian “ balancing” act finally became unbalanced. Everything started off promising enough as Moscow continued its policy of...

Interview with H.E. Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Pakistan

Pakistan Politico - Exclusive Interview Ambassador Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul is the Turkish Ambassador in Islamabad since 2018. Amb. Yurdakul is a career diplomat and has served in various world capitals...
Space Security

Space Security Trilemma in South Asia

Zulfqar Khan and Ahmad Khan  The peculiar nature of bilateral relations between the United States and China in space is the triggering point of a space security trilemma in South...

Latest article

From Conflict to Peace: Recalibrating Pak-Afghan Relations

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  Recently, it was announced that, Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will visit Kabul later this month. This would be PM Khan's...

Book Review | Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy

Book Title: Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy Author: Francis J. Gavin ISBN: 978-0-8157-3791-9 Publisher: Brookings Institution Press, 2020 Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  In the nuclear academy, Robert...

The Pitfalls of the Indo-U.S. Embrace

Anum A. Khan  The June 15, 2020 clash between India and China is fittingly in-line with a famous saying, “Imprudence is a moral failing of...
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