Rise of the BJP

Arshad Mahmood India’s first minister of law and justice, Dr. Ambedkar while talking to the Indian Constituent Assembly in 1949 made these historic remarks: “We must make our political democracy...

Pulwama Crisis Redux

Atia Ali Kazmi “Some kind of settlement in Kashmir is crucial for both India and Pakistan. It is also tearing India apart with horrible atrocities in the region which is...

Indian ASAT Capability and its impact on South Asian Strategic Stability

Ahmed Saeed Minhas The 27th of March 2019, will be remembered as an important day in the proliferation history of the outer space arena. On this fateful day, India tested...
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...
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

Courtesy : Center for Peace, Security and Developmental Studies (CPSD)    
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...
Space Security

Space Security Trilemma in South Asia

Zulfqar Khan and Ahmad Khan  The peculiar nature of bilateral relations between the United States and China in space is the triggering point of a space security trilemma in South...
Nuclear Weapons

Balakot, Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery The induction of nuclear weapons in South Asia has given primacy to the concept of deterrence in the strategic discourse between arch-rivals, India and Pakistan. Bilateral...
Pulwama

Lessons of Pulwama

Zamir Akram  The latest Pakistan-India crisis, triggered by the attack on an Indian para-military convoy killing over 40 soldiers on February 14, 2019 in the Pulwama area of Indian Occupied...

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Afghanistan: The Next Theatre in the U.S.-Iran Conflict

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  Since the momentous events of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, ties between Iran and the U.S. have followed a predictable pattern,...

Sunderji Syndrome: Understanding India’s Conventional Military Modernization

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi  “Dreams of ‘disarming first strikes’ leading to the temptation to ‘go first’ and the consequent instability of Small Nuclear Power equations are...

Pakistan’s Mediation Challenge in the Middle East

Aisha Saeed  The current turmoil in the Middle East predates the recent developments in the region. Home to several Arab countries that are closely knit...
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