Interview with Dr. Adil Najam, Dean of the Pardee School of Global Affairs...

  Climate and Security: “Water is Pakistan’s Biggest Security Challenge” Prof. Adil Najam is the founding Dean of Boston University’s School of International Affairs, the Pardee School. He was the former Vice...
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...
Crosshair

Gilgit-Baltistan in the Crosshair: Know Your Enemy

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi  ‘Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril. When you are ignorant of the enemy, but know yourself, your...
Regime

The Illogic of Regime Change

Cheryl Rofer  As the United States withdraws from the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA) and John Bolton takes his place as Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor,...
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 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...
Paradoxes

The Paradoxes of Nuclear Deterrence

  Michael Krepon “Deterrence stability” has been the holy grail of nuclear arms control, the mechanism by which arms racing can be contained and stability in crises maintained. Advocates of strategic...
Strategic Stability

Strategic Stability Challenges in South Asia

Syed Rifaat Hussain Stability is a contested intellectual construct with no consensus on its precise meaning. As noted by Patrick A. McCarthy, “it is overly simplistic and, more than that,...

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...
Crisis

Book Review: Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery South Asia has been prone to crises ever since the inception of India and Pakistan. This volatile theatre has been vitiated as both countries have gone...

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The Smokescreen of Indian Uranium Deficiency

Nidaa Shahid  Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has remained in the thick of things in every discussion and analysis related to India in the past few...

Renaissance in the Gulf: America’s Bastille or China’s Awakening?

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi “China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will move the world.”            ...

Pakistan’s Kashmir Challenge

Rabia Akhtar By the time a Kashmiri child born today in Srinagar turns five years old, he will be part of a Hindu majority Jammu...
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