Strategic Discourse

Pulwama-Balakot Crisis: The Evolving Strategic Discourse in South Asia

Adil Sultan  Pulwama crisis was the most serious military engagement between India and Pakistan since the Kargil conflict of 1999. Despite its relatively short lifecycle, there was a real danger...
Blockchain

Blockchain: Myth Busters for Pakistani Regulators

Najeeb Zaidi Background There is a need to bust the myth and anxiety around the buzz-word ‘Blockchain’. This applies to all and sundry because we are divorcing ourselves from its great...
Qatar Talks

Qatar Talks Amid Rising Tensions

Qadir Khan Yousafzai United States’ former Ambassador to Pakistan and Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker has likened Washington’s talks with the Afghan Taliban with those that took place in Vietnam before America’s...
Rebranding Nuclear Disarmament

Rebranding Nuclear Disarmament: Assessing Role and Impact of The Nuclear Ban Treat

Sitara Noor International efforts to achieve global nuclear disarmament are as old as the nuclear weapons development. The United Nations General Assembly’s first resolution in 1946 established a commission to...
Trumpting

Trumpting the Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Salma Malik Afghanistan once again lives up to its part-legend part-mythical reputation of unceremoniously ousting foreign invaders. Whether it was the documenting of the fatal siege of Kabul Residency that...

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...
Islam and Ethics

Between Islam and Ethics: Deterrence Makes the Scare Go

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery “We will not hesitate to use any weapon in our arsenal as our security is more dear to us than the advice of international leaders which...
Badaber

A Page from History : Ode to Badaber

  Now that the time has come to bury Badaber, it is ironically fitting that no effort to reconstruct its life can be made at Rawalpindi. Its early days are...
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...
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...

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Troubled Path to the NPT RevCon 2020

Sitara Noor The NPT PrepCom 2019 concluded on May 10 after two weeks of deliberations on nonproliferation challenges, aiming to pave the way for the NPT Review...

The Taliban and Afghanistan’s Gordian Knot

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The inveterate depredation in Afghanistan has been a costly affair for all stakeholders and those involved in conflict-resolution efforts. The resolution...

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...
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