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...
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...
Recollection

Going Nuclear: A Personal Recollection

Zamir Akram  As I drove to work at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington DC, where I was posted as Deputy Chief of Mission, early on the morning of 11 May...
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...

The Widening Gulf: Why Taliban Do Not Want to Talk with the Afghan Government?

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The year 2019 is being considered important in the Afghan peace process and US’ withdrawal from Afghanistan. This is primarily because of constant rounds of talks between...
Space Force

Trump’s Space Force and the Fate of The Outer Space Treaty

Waqas Iqbal The United States of America has always introduced novel initiatives like nuclear weapons, NATO, Missile Defense Shield, quarantine etc., in world politics which, in turn have spawned competition...
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...
Outer Space

The Militarization of Outer Space

Tughral Yamin As a young boy, in the days of black and white TV, I would wait for each new episode of the sci-fi serial Star Trek. Each journey 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...

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...

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Under the #Twitter @ Overhang Twitterflections from the Pulwama-Balakot Crisis

Salma Shaheen  Twitter has been very instrumental in escalating and de-escalating tensions during the Pulwama Crisis of 2019 between India and Pakistan which started after...
Islamic State's Threat

Tracing the Islamic State’s Threat

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The genesis of the Islamic State (ISIS), the world’s wealthiest and the strongest terrorist group, is traced back to the U.S. invasion...
Whither

Whither the International System Post Balakot Escalation?

Khalid Banuri  A substantial amount of opinions and reflections has been made in print and electronic media about the incidents that took place in South...
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