Brinksmanship

Book Review | India’s Surgical Strike Stratagem: Brinkmanship and Response

Author:Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal ISBN: 978-969-23370-0-7 Ahmed Saeed Minhas The book, ‘India’s Surgical Strike’s Stratagem: Brinkmanship and Response’ has been authored by one of Pakistan’s ace nuclear South Asia scholars, Zafar Nawaz...
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...
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...
Islamic State's Threat

Tracing the Islamic State’s Threat

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The genesis of the Islamic State (ISIS), the world’s wealthiest and the strongest terrorist group, is traced back to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. When...
Legal CBMs

International Humanitarian Law, Kashmir and Legal CBMs

Taimur Malik Pakistan and India came close to a war once again at the end of February 2019; a war that would have led to suffering, destruction and economic distress...
S-400 Deal

India, Russia and the S-400 Deal

Rupert Stone In early October, President Putin of Russia visited New Delhi for his annual summit with India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and signed a number of deals. Most controversially,...

The NSS and the QCG: Sustainability for Afghanistan post 2017.

Hamza Rifaat Hussain  The Trump administration’s national security strategy of 2017 with its South Asia section on page 50, prioritizes sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan. The harsh wording against...
Peace Support

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Reality of Peace Support Operations.

Zeeshan Shahid Khan Where the money flows, the story goes! Pakistan has always been on the forefront of providing support to the international community in maintaining peace. Apart from being one...
Venezuela

From Syria to Venezuela: Trump, the Anti-War Pro-War President

Paul Antonopoulos US President Donald Trump began his political career with a bang and turned many heads with his contradictory and discriminatory statements against a whole host of minorities,...

Terrorism then and now: the shifting sands of terrorist violence in Pakistan (2001-2018)

Muhammad Feyyaz The typical non-state terrorism indiscriminately targeting the civilians erupted in Pakistan following the US invasion of Afghanistan during October 2001. It was predominantly sectarian prior to this war....

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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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