Securitization

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...
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...
Quagmire

Trump’s Afghan Quagmire

Rupert Stone  It has now been several months since President Donald Trump promulgated his new strategy for the US war in Afghanistan. So far, his approach has failed to roll...

Pakistan’s foreign policy towards the Indian Ocean Region

Maria Bastos The visibility of Pakistan in the Indian Ocean Region has been somewhat enhanced since the launch of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), nearly three years ago. This...
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-Pakistan Relations Won’t Thrive, But They’ll Survive

Michael Kugelman Washington and Islamabad aren’t bound to be besties. But they can still find ways to work together. If there’s one truism about U.S. foreign relations, it’s that America is...
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...
Door

One Door Closes, Another Opens

Pakistan Should Silently Celebrate Trump's Pullout From The Iranian Deal Andrew Korybko Trump’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal actually plays to Pakistan’s strategic advantage and should be silently celebrated by...
South Pacific

The Limits of China’s Foreign Influence: Lessons from the South Pacific

  Maria Bastos Research on maritime security and related politics has increased rapidly with China’s ambitious  Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI). While much attention has been paid to MSRI security challenges...
Nuclear

How Pakistan Went Nuclear

Samson Simon Sharaf 1996-97 was a politically unstable time for India. BJP despite emerging as the single largest party could not muster a majority in thirteen days. A consensus candidate...

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India

Three Routes to Pakistan’s Containment by India and the US

Andrew Korybko The US-Indian Strategic Partnership aims to “contain” Pakistan in three ways that go beyond the conventional model of fomenting instability within its borders. One...
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...
Korean Peninsula

Persistent Conflict between NWSs: South Asia vs the Korean Peninsula

Christoph Bluth It has been a long-standing axiom in International Relations that nuclear powers do not go to war with each other. This belief is...
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