Internet

Terrorism over the Internet

Talal Raza In Pakistan, the internet penetration is rising with the passage of time. Freedom House reports that as of 2017, internet penetration stands at 15.5%. According to an estimate,...
Regime

Strengthening Pakistan’s Nuclear Security Regime

Sitara Noor Pakistan’s nuclear programme has remained under global scrutiny for potential nuclear security risks and associated challenges since its inception. Notwithstanding the perceived threats, Pakistan has a clean record...
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...
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...
Dilemma

Data Dilemma

  Ramiz Ayaz Malik To know and be informed is human nature and nothing can ever satisfy this particular need and want of knowing and being informed more. We are always...
Youth

The Youth Development Index in South Asia: A Human Security Risk

  Ayesha Khalid South Asia is home to almost 30% of the entire world’s youth which, if developed, can alter the fate of the region. Usually, a country’s population development is...
Nuclear Tests

Pakistan’s Nuclear Tests: Twenty Years On

Salman Bashir Pakistan’s nuclear tests on 28 and 30 May 1998 marked a watershed in the nation’s quest for security. The devices tested conformed to weapon configuration capable of delivery....
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,...
South Asia's

The 20th Anniversary of South Asia’s Overt Nuclearisation

Najmuddin A. Shaikh The month of May this year marked the completion of two decades since India and Pakistan carried out nuclear tests and made the South Asian sub-continent publicly...

Revisiting Pakistan’s Nuclear Restraint

Mansoor Ahmed  State behavior is largely a product of rational decision-making based on a careful cost-benefit analysis. Countries pursuing crash covert nuclear weapon programs are less likely to remain sensitive...

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India

Three Routes to Pakistan’s Containment by India and the US

Andrew Korybko The US-Indian Strategic Partnership aims to “contain” Pakistan in three ways that go beyond the conventional model of fomenting instability within its borders. One...
Perpetual

Inter-State Rivalries: A Perpetual Cause of Instability in South Asia

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery A diverse set of countries constitutes the South Asian region. In close proximity to Central Asia and the Middle East, the...
Korean Peninsula

Persistent Conflict between NWSs: South Asia vs the Korean Peninsula

Christoph Bluth It has been a long-standing axiom in International Relations that nuclear powers do not go to war with each other. This belief is...
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