Counterinsurgency

Defeating TTP: An Appraisal of Pakistan’s Counterinsurgency Operations

Shahzad Akhtar The insurgency by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan was crushingly defeated by the Pakistani military. The TTP’s stronghold in Bajaur...

Under RSS’ Modi, India is No Longer Rising

Adil Sultan India’s shift from ‘secularism’ to ‘fascism’ is a result of the overriding influence of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologues within the BJP hierarchy that has exposed the...

Kashmir – Under a Cloud of Depression

Salma Malik  “When you make a peaceful revolution impossible, you are making a violent revolution inevitable.” J F Kennedy Last I approached the red zone of Pakistan’s capital city Islamabad, a...

Pakistan Census 2017: What does the data indicate?

Farhan Hanif Siddiqi Pakistan held its sixth census in 2017 which put Pakistan’s population at 207.7 million people with an average annual growth rate of 2.4% over a period of...
Destroyer of Worlds

Is India Aspiring to become Death,The Destroyer of Worlds?

Nidaa Shahid  Robert Oppenheimer famously quoted the Indian Scripture Bhagavad-Gita upon witnessing the first nuclear detonation by the U.S. in 1945 when he said “Now I am become Death the...
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...

Pakistan-China Coordination on Afghanistan

Ghulam Ali US President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on 28 November. Last year, his Administration started negotiations with Taliban and then cancelled them, rather suddenly. Trump...
Deterrence Stability

Deterrence Stability in South Asia: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Amina Afzal India and Pakistan’s seaward nuclearization has received great scholarly attention off late. The thrust of recent literature on the issue focuses on whether an at-sea deterrent has bolstered...

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...

Grand Strategy And The Challenge Of Reaching AD 2100

Illhan Niaz The comprehension of the total assets at the disposal of a state in relation to rational objectives vital for survival and prosperity and modified by the total capabilities...

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