Sunrise

Appraising Operation Sunrise – Challenges in Counter Terrorism

  Salma Malik The month of July holds a special significance in Pakistan’s complex war against militancy and terrorism. A decade and a year back, the sitting regime of general Pervez...
Book Review

Book Review | REIMAGINING PAKISTAN: Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear State

  Author: Husain Haqqani ISBN:978-9352777693 Publisher: HarperCollins India, 2018 Saeed Afridi The premise of Husain Haqqani’s latest book “Re-imagining Pakistan: Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear State” is that Pakistan is an ill-defined, inexactly contrived, economically unviable...
INF

US Withdrawal from the INF & Future of the Non-Proliferation Regime

Moiz Khan One after the other, Trump administration has been leaving international organisations, breaking deals and withdrawing from international arms control treaties. The list includes, US withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific...
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,...
Nuclear Posture

Evolving US Nuclear Posture

Rabia Akhtar It needs to be stated at the outset that the US Nuclear Posture Review 2018 is as aggressive, impulsive and threatening as President Trump himself is. And just...
New Start

Why New START Needs a New Start?

Ayesha Abbasi John F. Kennedy said, “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” The arms control regime is presently in a downward spiral mainly because the leaders are no...
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....
Syria

The Beginning of the End of the Syrian War

Paul Antonopoulos With Western and Gulf Arab powers investing hundreds of billions of dollars into toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power, it seems that the tragic war that has...
GW

GW in its 5th Stage

Ramiz Ayaz Malik Causing war is a natural instinct. It is always controlled by society and civilization. Power to rule is what drives this insatiable desire to create warfare. To...
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...

Latest article

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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