Regime

The Illogic of Regime Change

Cheryl Rofer  As the United States withdraws from the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA) and John Bolton takes his place as Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor,...
Nuclear

How Pakistan Went Nuclear

Samson Simon Sharaf 1996-97 was a politically unstable time for India. BJP despite emerging as the single largest party could not muster a majority in thirteen days. A consensus candidate...
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...
Crisis

Book Review: Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery South Asia has been prone to crises ever since the inception of India and Pakistan. This volatile theatre has been vitiated as both countries have gone...
Suicide

Security Predicated On Suicide: Two Decades In Armageddon’s Shadow

Ilhan Niaz The first episode of the 1980s BBC comedy Yes Prime Minister (“The Grand Design”), sees James Hacker, having manipulated his way to the premiership, wrestle with the contradictions...
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...

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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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