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...
Death

Raffaello Pantucci, “We Love Death As You Love Life: Britain’s Suburban Terrorists” (UK: Hurst...

Amna Ejaz Rafi We Love Death As You Love Life: Britain’s Suburban Terrorists is written by Raffaello Pantucci. Raffaello is Director, International Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute for Defence...
Khorasan

Af-Pak Cooperation & The Rise of IS in Khorasan

Hamzah Rifaat Hussain It was election year in Pakistan and­­ the Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf has formed the government in the center. The change of guard notwithstanding, the relationship between Kabul...
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...

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Pakistan’s Modi Dilemma

Rifaat Hussain By winning a clear majority in the Indian general elections held last month, the NDA coalition led by Bhartia Janta Party  (BJP) under...

Troubled Path to the NPT RevCon 2020

Sitara Noor The NPT PrepCom 2019 concluded on May 10 after two weeks of deliberations on nonproliferation challenges, aiming to pave the way for the NPT Review...

The Taliban and Afghanistan’s Gordian Knot

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The inveterate depredation in Afghanistan has been a costly affair for all stakeholders and those involved in conflict-resolution efforts. The resolution...
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