Kashmir

Exclusive Interview with the President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan

  Sardar Masood Khan is the 14th President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. A career diplomat, Masood Khan was Pakistan’s Permanent Representative in the United Nations missions in New York...
Hate

Pakistan Post 9/11: Seventeen Years of War, Death & Hate

Rabia Akhtar ‘Move away, get away from here. Hurry. Clear the area. There is a bomb here.’ A guy wearing a bomb suit shouts as he makes his way to...

Interview with Dr. Adil Najam, Dean of the Pardee School of Global Affairs...

  Climate and Security: “Water is Pakistan’s Biggest Security Challenge” Prof. Adil Najam is the founding Dean of Boston University’s School of International Affairs, the Pardee School. He was the former Vice...

Will Bolton Get His War?

Rabia Akhtar An ardent believer of exhibiting American military might, John Robert Bolton, National Security Adviser to President Trump, wants his war with Iran. Bolton has put his own spin...
Space

Pakistan, Space and Non-Traditional Threats

Misbah Arif In the 21st century, the traditional interstate security threat perception has been stretched out to include nontraditional issues like environmental degradation, climate change, health and social security. Comprehensive...
Mapping

Mapping the Blurring Lines of Warfare and Diplomacy

Khalid Banuri “War has rules, but few of them involve fighting by the Queen’s rules.” - Frank Borrelli 5th Generation Warfare In the early 2000s, while delivering a talk to postgraduate students...
Legal Aspects

Pulwama and its Aftermath: Some Legal Aspects

Ali Sultan  In the present day and age, populist political regimes that feed on ethno-nationalism and identity politics, as typified by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP government in India, are...

Sovereign Title, Occupation and War Crimes: An International Law perspective on Kashmir

Muhammad Oves Anwar The Kashmir Dispute, minus the rhetoric, is in essence a legal dispute over sovereign title to territory and the Kashmiri people’s right of self-determination. The events of...

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...

S-400: An Addition to India’s Ambitious Mosaic of Offense-Defense Capabilities

Maimuna Ashraf India’s pursuit of advanced military technologies has enabled it to secure its place among the world’s top importers of conventional weapons over the past two decades. India has...

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The Geopolitics of Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis

Akhil Bery Sri Lanka is in the midst of the worst economic crisis since independence. Power shortages in some...

The Runaway Indian Missile: A Fact Sheet

Shahid Alvi The launch and landing of India’s BrahMos missile deep inside Pakistani territory is a unique incident...

Realism and the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Nahl Ishtiaq and Attaullah The Ukraine crisis has brought to the fore an age-old debate on the theory of...
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