Battle of Perceptions: Understanding the End of the Afghan War

Palwasha Khan ‘Countries have to take care of themselves…. You can only hold someone’s hand for so long’  President Donald J. Trump on Afghanistan  March 6, 2020 America and the Afghan Taliban...

Reading Between the Lines of Afghan Agreements

Elizabeth Threlkeld  The U.S.-Taliban agreement signed in Doha on Feb. 29 is historic, significant and long overdue. After nearly 20 years of war and many failed attempts at striking a deal, it...

Sunderji Syndrome: Understanding India’s Conventional Military Modernization

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi  “Dreams of ‘disarming first strikes’ leading to the temptation to ‘go first’ and the consequent instability of Small Nuclear Power equations are think-tank myths”        ...

U.S.-Iran Tensions: The Ambit of the Iranian Response

Huma Baqai The war of words is already in full swing between Washington and Tehran, coupled with dangerous armed mobilization. Washington has sought NATO’s help to build anti-Tehran coalition, which...
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The African Potential

Zeeshan Shahid Khan Africa, the second largest continent in terms of area and population has been sitting on the sidelines of the developed and the developing world for over a...

Afghanistan: The Next Theatre in the U.S.-Iran Conflict

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  Since the momentous events of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, ties between Iran and the U.S. have followed a predictable pattern, typified by acrimony and recrimination....
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The Crisis in Caracas

Hamzah Rifaat Hussain What has unfolded in Venezuela over the past few months is quite remarkable. Soaring inflation, chronic unemployment and pervasive corruption have emboldened the opposition to Nicolas Maduro’s...
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“Let’s get rid of all these things”: Europe and the end of the INF...

Giordana Pulcini The demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, sanctioned in early February by the US and Russia’s announcement that they will suspend their obligations under the pact,...

Africa in Search of Stability and Development: Challenges and Opportunities

Muhammad Ali  Since the turn of the 21st century, the world has refocused its attention on Africa’s attempts to deal with the challenges of national, regional and global security. There...

Will Africa’s Long-Serving Leaders Survive the People-Power Wave?

  Swaib K Nsereko Two long-serving African leaders were shaken late December 2018 and early January 2019. They are president Omar Hassan al-Bashir and president Ali Bongo of Sudan and Gabon...

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Pakistan, Lawfare, and the Fight for Kashmir

Hassan Aslam Shad Media was rife with reports last week about the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopting a Pakistan-sponsored resolution on the peoples’ right...

Of Internal Reforms and External Connectivity:Strengthening Economic Security in Pakistan.

Javed Hassan While national security of Pakistan is inextricably linked to its military preparedness, it has other dimensions that relate more to its economic health...

Hangor Day: A Glorious Reminiscence

Hassan Zaib After gaining independence, Pakistan realized that, in order to endure and safeguard . freedom, it ought to attain a strategic wherewithal to thwart...
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