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...
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...

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...
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...

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....
Multipolarity

Iran in the Age of Multipolarity

  Saeed Afridi It can be argued that the demise of the US’ unipolar moment lay in the hastily ill-conceived ‘War on Terror’ in the wake of the World Trade Centre...
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...

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...
NSG

Is Pakistan Ready for the Nuclear Suppliers Group?

  Sameer Ali Khan The discussions over extension of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership to non-NPT Nuclear Weapon States (NWSs) tend to overly focus on differing perspectives on the criteria. This...

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Stalemate

Strategic Stalemate in Afghanistan

  Jaweria Waheed Seventeen years of war in Afghanistan have resulted in a strategic stalemate plagued with a stalled peace process. Afghanistan is strategically important and...
Sea-based

Rationalizing Pakistan’s Quest for a Sea-based Deterrent Force

Saima Aman Sial On 9th January, 2017, Pakistan test fired a sea-variant of Babur cruise missile, with a range of 450 km, from an underwater...
Hybrid

Hybrid Warfare: Shielding Stratagem

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal Global politics is fluid and dynamic.Nations are combating identical and contrasting traditional and non-traditional security challenges. Security analysts are calling a mix of...
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