Ambassador

Interview with Asim Iftikhar Ahmad, Ambassador of Pakistan to Thailand

  Amb. Asim Iftikhar Ahmad is Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand. A career diplomat, Amb. Asim Iftikhar has served at various important positions in the Foreign Office, Pakistan’s...
Beyond Peacekeeping

Beyond Peacekeeping: Exploring Pak-Africa Ties

Tughral Yamin In the age of imperialism, the British colonist took a lot of Indian labour with them to Africa for developing infrastructure and settling the areas under the control...
CPEC's Threat Matrix

CPEC’s Threat Matrix

Kishwar Munir The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is fast being recognized as the flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The multi-billion dollars project has now become...
GW

GW in its 5th Stage

Ramiz Ayaz Malik Causing war is a natural instinct. It is always controlled by society and civilization. Power to rule is what drives this insatiable desire to create warfare. To...
Military Technologies

Military Technologies, Fifth Generation Warfare and Policy Implications for Pakistan

Najeeb Zaidi It is trendy to give generational classifications to warfare based on technological changes. However, warfare has always been hybrid and has constantly been shaped by that generation’s technological...
Four Decades

Four Decades of War in Afghanistan

Qadir Khan Yousafzai Afghanistan has not been in the midst of war for the past 17 years but for 39 years. The devastating war was brought to the country when...
Hybrid Warfare

Beating Hybrid Warfare with Ideas

Ahmed Quraishi Pakistan has faced two powerful wars where traditional and nontraditional methods of warfare were effectively deployed against the Pakistani state: in 1971 and post 2001. Pakistan is a...
War is War

Hybrid or No Hybrid, War is War

Rizwan Zeb Caesar had his legions, Napoleon had his armies. Words are the new weapons, satellites the new artillery. Who has not heard of “hybrid war”? Perhaps, someone who has never...
Fifth Generation

Fifth Generation Warfare and the Challenges for Pakistan

Shafaat Ullah Shah “For the present, we are at war and do not grasp the dimensions of the conflict.” Ralph Peters The term Fifth-Generation War has become a favorite acronym in Pakistan...
Universalizing

Book Review | Universalizing Nuclear Nonproliferation Norms: A Regional Framework for the South Asian...

Author: Adil Sultan ISBN:978-3-030-01333-2 Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan 2019 Syed Ali Zia Jaffery The sheer capacity of nuclear weapons to cause colossal destruction has made their proliferation a veritable threat to international security. A set...

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Blockchain

Blockchain: Myth Busters for Pakistani Regulators

Najeeb Zaidi Background There is a need to bust the myth and anxiety around the buzz-word ‘Blockchain’. This applies to all and sundry because we are...
Qatar Talks

Qatar Talks Amid Rising Tensions

Qadir Khan Yousafzai United States’ former Ambassador to Pakistan and Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker has likened Washington’s talks with the Afghan Taliban with those that took...
Caracas

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...
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