Middle East

Pakistan’s Diplomatic Challenges in the Middle East

  Riaz Khokhar One of the key challenges to Pakistan’s foreign policy relates to how it navigates its policy in the volatile Middle East. In this regard, balancing its relations with...
Outer Space

The Militarization of Outer Space

Tughral Yamin As a young boy, in the days of black and white TV, I would wait for each new episode of the sci-fi serial Star Trek. Each journey of...
Space Force

Trump’s Space Force and the Fate of The Outer Space Treaty

Waqas Iqbal The United States of America has always introduced novel initiatives like nuclear weapons, NATO, Missile Defense Shield, quarantine etc., in world politics which, in turn have spawned competition...
Russian

The Russian Footprint in Afghanistan

Ishaq Ahmed Russian engagement and involvement in Afghanistan is not a new development. Previously from regime influence to invasion and currently pursuing its regional security objectives, the Russians have always...
CBMs

Word from the Author: Shaking Hands with Clenched Fists: The Grand Trunk Road to...

Asma Shakir Khawaja Whenever any region is decolonized, nations are reborn thereby learning to forget their past and try to buy their already sold integrity and freedom that had been...
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...
Stalemate

The Stalemate: Implications of Afghanistan’s Stalled Peace Process on U.S.–Pakistan Relations

Sahar Khan Afghanistan’s peace process is experiencing some hiccups. After two successful joint conferences between Afghanistan and regional players in Kabul in February and then Tashkent in March, it seems...
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...

9/11 & The New World Order

Mujahid Kamran It was on September 11, 2001, that the event known as 9/11 took place. On this date, three buildings, WTC1, WTC 2 and WTC 7, located in the...

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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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