PRSS-1

From Badr-1 to PRSS-1: Pakistan’s Journey into Space

Ahmad Khan Pakistan’s premier space agency, SUPARCO made 200 million plus Pakistanis proud once it launched a remote-sensing (PRSS-1) satellite and a technology evaluation satellite (PakTES-1A) on July 9, 2018....

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...

Whither the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50?

Tariq Rauf Fifty years ago, on 1 July 1968, the landmark Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) opened for signature concurrently in London, Moscow and Washington. The NPT...
Internet

Terrorism over the Internet

Talal Raza In Pakistan, the internet penetration is rising with the passage of time. Freedom House reports that as of 2017, internet penetration stands at 15.5%. According to an estimate,...

Pakistan’s New Role Between China and Europe: Opportunities and Challenges of China’s Silk Road...

Sardar Masood Khan The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of which the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project, is a global wave. The initiative covers 68 countries, 62...
Khrushchev

Between Khrushchev and Khuhro: The Initial Explorations in Soviet-Pakistan Relations

Sergey Radchenko Not long after coming to power in the wake of Joseph Stalin’s death, the First Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, Nikita Khrushchev presided over a major turn...
Regime

Strengthening Pakistan’s Nuclear Security Regime

Sitara Noor Pakistan’s nuclear programme has remained under global scrutiny for potential nuclear security risks and associated challenges since its inception. Notwithstanding the perceived threats, Pakistan has a clean record...
Islamic State

Threat to Pakistan’s Internal Security by The Islamic State of Khorasan

Abdul Basit The Islamic State of Khorasan (ISK) – the formal franchise of Islamic State (IS) terrorist group – surfaced in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region in 2015. Since then, the...

Securitization of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: A Necessary Approach?

Aisha Saeed With the advent of the 21st century, geostrategic positioning of a country has regained its relevance in the national policy making. The post Cold War environment defused and...
Tahir Rasheed

Interview of Tahir Rasheed: Climate Change Is the Most Pressing Issue for Pakistan: Tahir...

Syed Muhammad Abubakar Tahir Rasheed is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South Punjab Forest Company (SPFC) – a subsidiary of the Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries Department, Government of the...

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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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