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...
War is War

Hybrid or No Hybrid, War is War

Rizwan Zeb Caesar had his legions, Napoleon had his armies. Words are the new weapons, satellites the new artillery. Who has not heard of “hybrid war”? Perhaps, someone who has never...
Fifth Generation

Fifth Generation Warfare and the Challenges for Pakistan

Shafaat Ullah Shah “For the present, we are at war and do not grasp the dimensions of the conflict.” Ralph Peters The term Fifth-Generation War has become a favorite acronym in Pakistan...
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...
SSBN

India’s Arihant SSBN: Should China be Worried?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery The Sino-Indo rivalry is old and multidimensional. The two nuclear-armed titans have been instrumental in charting out the security architecture of the region. Nuclear deterrence features...
sea-based deterrent

Arihant and Deterrence Stability: Why Pakistan Needs to Strengthen its Sea-based Deterrent

Yasir Hussain  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a series of tweets, termed India’s first indigenous ballistic-missile armed nuclear submarine (SSBN), Arihant’s maiden deterrence patrol as “historic”. PM Modi further added,...
Counterinsurgency

Defeating TTP: An Appraisal of Pakistan’s Counterinsurgency Operations

Shahzad Akhtar The insurgency by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan was crushingly defeated by the Pakistani military. The TTP’s stronghold in Bajaur...
Puruesh

Interview with Puruesh Chaudhary : Pakistan State of Future Index “Anticipating 2027”

Puruesh Chaudhary is a futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. She has a professional master’s degree in International Negotiation and Policymaking from Institut De Hautes Études Internationales Et Du Développement,...
Quest

The S-400 Deal and Pakistan’s Quest for Strategic Stability

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery The 20-year old nuclear dyad in South Asia has been typified by the action-reaction model, whereby arch-rivals, India and Pakistan have buttressed their deterrence mix and...
Gender

Security & Conflict – Developing a Gender Lens

Salma Malik Looking back in history, the last decade of the Cold War was a very happening time. As the curtain slowly drew on the Cold War, the world theatre...

Latest article

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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