China’s Afghanistan Threat

Rupert Stone Afghanistan is not a priority for its largest neighbour, China. Beijing did not commit troops to the war that began in 2001, and its economic footprint has been...
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 work on building the nuclear...
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 because the leaders are no...
Easter Bombings

Explaining Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings

Samir Kumar & Hari Prasad On April 21, 2019, a series of suicide bombings devastated churches and hotels in SriLanka. Multiple sites within three different cities (Batticaloa in the east...
Kulbushan Jadhav

ICJ’s Decision on Kulbushan Jadhav Case

Waqas Iqbal  In February 2019, India and Pakistan engaged in a limited aerial battle marking the Pulwama crisis. But the hype of Pulwama crisis overshadowed another ongoing legal battle between...
International Security

‘Islamic State (IS)-India’: A New Threat to the Regional and International Security

Adil Sultan  A 20-month long investigation by the Conflict Armament Research (CAR) in its key findings had concluded that 50 commercial entities from 20 countries, including 07 companies from India...
Low Nuclear Threshold

India’s Low Nuclear Threshold

Sameer Ali Khan  Revision of the Indian No First Use (NFU) of nuclear weapons policy has been under significant discussion since 2014 once BJP announced its intent to review and...

Indian General Elections 2019

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Strategic Overview of the Nuclear Pakistan

Mansoor Ahmed & Maimuna Ashraf  India and Pakistan completed 20 years of overt nuclearization last year. During these two decades, Pakistan achieved several milestones required to qualify as a modern...
Sectarian Tensions

The Growing Threat of Geopolitical and Sectarian Tensions in the Region

Qadir Khan Yousafzai  Iranian aversion to the US and its presence in the Middle East, is endless. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatullah Ali Khamenei, has demanded of Iraq to send American...

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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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