RMB

Internationalization of RMB: Rationale for Internationalization

Ishrat Hussain  There are certain key factors that drive international demand for a currency, and the policies that spur its supply. According to the IMF research, demand side factors for...
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...

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...
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...

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...

Latest article

Mapping Emerging Trends in Space Warfare

Safia Mansoor "Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and the sea” Former...

Book Review|Death Dust: The Rise, Decline, and Future of Radiological Weapons Programs

Death Dust: The Rise, Decline, and Future of Radiological Weapons Authors: William C. Potter, Sarah Bidgood, Samuel Meyer,...

India’s Transnational Repression: A Strategic Quagmire for the U.S.

Bilal Ghazanfar Due to its rising economic and military strength, India is beginning to exert its influence beyond...
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