Deterrence, Compellence and the Cold Start Doctrine

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery Conflict has been one of the most recurrent themes in history. It is apt to assert that war has been an oft-used instrument by actors to...

The Prospects Of The Russian-Pakistani Partnership

Andrew Korybko Russia and Pakistan have been involved in a fast-moving rapprochement over the past couple of years that has since seen them develop a multidimensional partnership that’s approaching a...

The Freedom House Index of Democracy

Sergey Radchenko Earlier this year, the Freedom House (FH) published the latest democracy index. The conclusions are disheartening. We are in the 12th consecutive year of decline in global freedom....

The NSS and the QCG: Sustainability for Afghanistan post 2017.

Hamza Rifaat Hussain  The Trump administration’s national security strategy of 2017 with its South Asia section on page 50, prioritizes sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan. The harsh wording against...

Book Review: NUCLEAR PAKISTAN Seeking Security and Stability

Edited by: Naeem Salik Published by: The University of Lahore Press The nuclearization  of South Asia has merited a great deal of scholarship since the past two decades. Academic interests...

Developing Regional Consensus on Security

Umair Jamal  The rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Afghanistan has set off alarm bells throughout the region. The group’s likely defeat in the Middle East means the militant...

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