Defiance

Of Sanctions and Defiance

Rabia Akhtar  The U.S. non-proliferation policy utilizes economic, political and military sanctions enshrined in non-proliferation legislation to deter proliferation behavior in countries around the globe. Three laws –– the Symington...
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...
Odyssey

Pakistan’s Nuclear Odyssey 1998 to 2018

Adil Sultan May 28, 2018, Pakistan celebrates the 20th anniversary of its nuclear weapons tests that were conducted in response to India’s decision to an become overt nuclear weapon state...

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...

Investigating Subcontinental Crises

  Sameer Lalwani & Hannah Haegeland Nearly two decades after the last bilateral conflict at Kargil, India-Pakistan tensions simmer amidst continued instability in Kashmir and ongoing terror attacks perceived by India...

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...

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...

US NPR: The New Nuclear Arms Race

Adil Sultan The 2018 US Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that has once again increased the salience of low yield theatre or the tactical nuclear weapons (TNWs) in the US military...

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...

Deterrence, Compellence and the Cold Start Doctrine

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery Conflict has been one of the most recurrent themes in history. It is apt to assert that war has been an oft-used instrument by actors to...

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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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