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...
Cyprus

A Tale of Two Peace Processes: Korea and Cyprus

Colin Irwin and Seongwon Yoon Two frozen conflicts All peace processes are different, different peoples, histories, places, time lines and how they got in the mess they are in and how...
tactics

The Militant Landscape, Tactics & Pakistan’s War on Terror

Amira Jadoon Pakistan may have joined the U.S. war on terror under pressure, but today it is imperative that the country takes complete ownership of its fight against domestic terrorism....
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...

Making Sense of TTP’s Terrorism in Pakistan

Shahzad Akhtar Pakistan has been faced with the threat of terrorism for more than a decade. While violence has decreased in recent years, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its affiliated...

Whither the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50?

Tariq Rauf Fifty years ago, on 1 July 1968, the landmark Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) opened for signature concurrently in London, Moscow and Washington. The NPT...
Islamic State

Threat to Pakistan’s Internal Security by The Islamic State of Khorasan

Abdul Basit The Islamic State of Khorasan (ISK) – the formal franchise of Islamic State (IS) terrorist group – surfaced in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region in 2015. Since then, the...
End

The End of Atlanticism?

Tughral Yamin At the time that the Cold War ended and the Berlin Wall came down, I found myself attending the German Staff Course in Hamburg. Overnight our course material...
Narratives

Of Villains and Heroes: Role of Narratives in Conflicts

  Rizwan Zeb In Akira Kurosawa’s classic Rashomon, different characters narrate their perspective of the story. Vantage Point treats the plot and its execution in a similar way. The story of...
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...

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Outer Space

The Militarization of Outer Space

Tughral Yamin As a young boy, in the days of black and white TV, I would wait for each new episode of the sci-fi serial...
Space Force

Trump’s Space Force and the Fate of The Outer Space Treaty

Waqas Iqbal The United States of America has always introduced novel initiatives like nuclear weapons, NATO, Missile Defense Shield, quarantine etc., in world politics which,...
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...
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