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...
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...
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...
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,...
Blind Eye

Book Review | The Blind Eye: U.S. Non-Proliferation Policy Towards Pakistan From Ford to...

Author : Rabia Akhtar ISBN:978-969-7813-01-8 Publisher: University of Lahore Press, 2018 Syed Rifaat Hussain Both as a dominant global power and as a leader of the Western world, United States has been among...
Border Management

The Salience of Pak-Afghan Border Management

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The Afghan Parliamentary elections gained more traction and importance due to the completion of the second round of Afghan Taliban talks with the U.S. delegation in its...
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...
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...
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...
history

A Reading of History for Societal Transformation

  Salman Bashir History is an inexact science and depends on the inclination and the time period of those who record it. Yes, science is not only a social or anthropological...

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Reluctant

Pakistan’s Nuclear Journey Since 1998: Still Reluctant or Not?

Rizwan Zeb  Forty-seven years ago, in 1972, compelled by worsening threat perception, Pakistan reluctantly embarked upon the nuclear journey when Bhutto ordered his scientists to...
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...
United Nations

Exclusive Interview with Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations

Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi is Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Amb. Lodhi has had a prolific career. She has twice served as Pakistan’s...
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