9/11

Of Militarism, Coercive Diplomacy and Limited Successes: U.S. Foreign Policy Post-9/11

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery “Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.” Henry Kissinger The dastardly attacks on the Twin Towers on 11th September, 2001 were colossal and impactful. The aftershocks of...
Harnessing

Harnessing the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Tiger

  Saba Shahid It has already been established that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) offers Pakistan an opportunity for both economic and human development. However, we need to go beyond the...

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...
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...
Bilateral

From Bilateral to Multilateral: CPEC as a Source of Regional Connectivity

Kishwar Munir The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an inclusive project with an estimated value of  $65 billion and has a great potential of integrating the regions i.e. Asia, Middle...

Pakistan’s New Role Between China and Europe: Opportunities and Challenges of China’s Silk Road...

Sardar Masood Khan The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of which the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project, is a global wave. The initiative covers 68 countries, 62...

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...
Russian

The Russian Footprint in Afghanistan

Ishaq Ahmed Russian engagement and involvement in Afghanistan is not a new development. Previously from regime influence to invasion and currently pursuing its regional security objectives, the Russians have always...

Securitization of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: A Necessary Approach?

Aisha Saeed With the advent of the 21st century, geostrategic positioning of a country has regained its relevance in the national policy making. The post Cold War environment defused and...
Tahir Rasheed

Interview of Tahir Rasheed: Climate Change Is the Most Pressing Issue for Pakistan: Tahir...

Syed Muhammad Abubakar Tahir Rasheed is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South Punjab Forest Company (SPFC) – a subsidiary of the Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries Department, Government of the...

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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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