Resurgence

A State in Crisis: Sri Lanka’s Road from Post-War Resurgence to Political Dissension

Priyanka Moonesinghe On October 26, President Maithripala Sirisena removed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from office overnight, appointing his former foe, Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister instead. Wickremesinghe refused to leave...
Ray of Hope

Another Ray of Hope? US in Search of a Political Compromise in Afghanistan

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The Afghan imbroglio is becoming more complex by the day. Kabul was jolted with yet another suicide blast on a ceremony celebrating the birth of the Holy...

The Kashmir Catastrophe

Brian Cloughley  India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the U.S. President Donald Trump have much in common, not least, the extensive use of Twitter to communicate their thoughts, policies and...
Pak-Africa Relations

Pakistan-Africa Relations: Appraisal and Future Prospects

Rukhsana A. Siddiqui Pakistan-Africa Relations Pakistan’s relations with many African countries date back to their respective independence movements. Pakistan supported both morally and materially countries such as Algeria, Kenya, Sudan, Zimbabwe,...
Nuclear Tests

Pakistan’s Nuclear Tests: Twenty Years On

Salman Bashir Pakistan’s nuclear tests on 28 and 30 May 1998 marked a watershed in the nation’s quest for security. The devices tested conformed to weapon configuration capable of delivery....

US-Iran Conflict: The War Saudis Need but Don’t Want

Ahmed Quraishi On the morning of May 16th, the world woke up to a Saudi newspaper editorial calling for a “calculated surgical airstrike” against Iran. The Arab News editorial was blunt....
Hindu Nationalism

Militarized Hindu Nationalism & Sino-Pakistan Options

Rabia Akhtar  Do ideas or beliefs play a role in state’s maneuvers in the international system?  As a realist, I believe that states are inherently rational and are not guided...
Yemen

The Might of Petro Dollar: Why Saudi Arabia Can Continue Its Atrocities in Yemen?

  Paul Antonopoulos Back in April 2018,  The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres explained at a conference in Geneva that three-quarters of the Yemeni population were in desperate need of...

Pakistan’s Afghan Quagmire Post Khan-Trump Summit

Rahimullah Yusufzai While talking to the media after his recent meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Prime Minister Imran Khan cautiously said Pakistan would urge the Taliban...
JCPOA

The Fate Of The UN-Backed JCPOA And Its Impact On The International System

Kamran Adil On 8th May, 2018, the US President Donald Trump made the following statement while announcing the exit of the US from the Iran Nuclear Deal: “After these consultations...

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Militarization of Artificial Intelligence

Shaza Arif  Artificial Intelligence is very difficult to define, however the most elementary way of defining it would be: To program machines in such a...

The Kashmir Catastrophe

Brian Cloughley  India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the U.S. President Donald Trump have much in common, not least, the extensive use of Twitter to...

Mutual Vulnerability and Risk Reduction in South Asia

Hannah Haegeland The current state of affairs in Kashmir and resulting heightening of India-Pakistan tensions provide daily examples of escalation risks. Since 1998, the low-probability,...
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