Quantum

The Quantum Race: Quantum Technologies for National Security

Ji Yeon-jung Global powers are now shifting their attention to acquire strategic technology for future warfare. The quantum technologies that are critical to securing strategic dominance are opening a new...

Investigating Subcontinental Crises

  Sameer Lalwani & Hannah Haegeland Nearly two decades after the last bilateral conflict at Kargil, India-Pakistan tensions simmer amidst continued instability in Kashmir and ongoing terror attacks perceived by India...
Perceptions

CPEC & The War of Perceptions

Eram Ashraf The China Pakistan Economic Corridor is now approaching the end of its first phase, with many projects involving infrastructure and energy needs near completion. Talks have already begun...

Creating an Ecosystem of RMB in Pakistan

Lu Yang China has become Pakistan’s largest trading partner, largest country of origin of imports, largest foreign direct investor and the third largest export destination, while Pakistan has become China’s...
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...
Rouhani

Trump Misses, Rouhani Hits: Calling the Curtains on JCPOA

  Sina Azodi Never Interfere with Your Enemy When He is Making a Mistake. After months of speculation, President Trump finally announced his controversial decision last month to unilaterally withdraw the United...

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....
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 shaped by that generation’s technological...
Strategic Stability

Strategic Stability Challenges in South Asia

Syed Rifaat Hussain Stability is a contested intellectual construct with no consensus on its precise meaning. As noted by Patrick A. McCarthy, “it is overly simplistic and, more than that,...

Pakistan’s Modi Dilemma

Rifaat Hussain By winning a clear majority in the Indian general elections held last month, the NDA coalition led by Bhartia Janta Party  (BJP) under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has...

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Afghanistan: The Next Theatre in the U.S.-Iran Conflict

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  Since the momentous events of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, ties between Iran and the U.S. have followed a predictable pattern,...

Sunderji Syndrome: Understanding India’s Conventional Military Modernization

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi  “Dreams of ‘disarming first strikes’ leading to the temptation to ‘go first’ and the consequent instability of Small Nuclear Power equations are...

Pakistan’s Mediation Challenge in the Middle East

Aisha Saeed  The current turmoil in the Middle East predates the recent developments in the region. Home to several Arab countries that are closely knit...
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