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...
Afghan Taliban

U.S. Comes to Pakistan to Break the Afghan-Taliban Stalemate

Rahimullah Yousafzai President Donald Trump never ceases to cause a surprise by changing track and taking a new position on important issues. He did this recently by writing a letter...
AGNI-V

Agni-V: A Weapon of Instability

Tanzeela Khalil Agni V is India’s longest range, 5000 km, solid fuel propelled Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) which has been regularly tested every year since 2012. The only year it...
Outlook

Global Military Outlook : Implications for Pakistan

  Syed Rifaat Hussain Emerging trends The modern state system which first emerged in Europe in the late 17th century, the Westphalian system, gradually spreading to the rest of the world, is...

India and China’s Environmental Governance: One Step Forward, One Step Backward

 Rabia Zaid India and China’s economic boom, sustained and supported by rapid industrialization is resulting in a multifold of environmental problems. The two countries are top emitters of carbon dioxide...
Iran

Scrapping of Iran Nuclear Deal and North Korean Denuclearization: Implications for the Non-proliferation regime

Nazir Hussain  The global non-proliferation regime is under severe stress and strain due to unprecedented happenings around the world –­­­­ unilateral US scrapping of the Iranian nuclear deal, the supposed...

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...

Full Spectrum Deterrence: Capability and Credibility

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal The enduring enmity, strategic competition, and arms race dynamics have gradually advanced India and Pakistan nuclear arsenals. The former’s sophisticated military hardware shopping spree from militarily technologically...
Rebranding Nuclear Disarmament

Rebranding Nuclear Disarmament: Assessing Role and Impact of The Nuclear Ban Treat

Sitara Noor International efforts to achieve global nuclear disarmament are as old as the nuclear weapons development. The United Nations General Assembly’s first resolution in 1946 established a commission to...
Strategic Discourse

Pulwama-Balakot Crisis: The Evolving Strategic Discourse in South Asia

Adil Sultan  Pulwama crisis was the most serious military engagement between India and Pakistan since the Kargil conflict of 1999. Despite its relatively short lifecycle, there was a real danger...

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Militarization of Artificial Intelligence

Shaza Arif  Artificial Intelligence is very difficult to define, however the most elementary way of defining it would be: To program machines in such a...

The Kashmir Catastrophe

Brian Cloughley  India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the U.S. President Donald Trump have much in common, not least, the extensive use of Twitter to...

Mutual Vulnerability and Risk Reduction in South Asia

Hannah Haegeland The current state of affairs in Kashmir and resulting heightening of India-Pakistan tensions provide daily examples of escalation risks. Since 1998, the low-probability,...
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