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...

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...
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...
Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s 2018 Constitutional Crisis: The Rajapaksa Factor

Hamzah Rifaat Hussain Chili powder, barbs being traded, harsh rhetoric and a deeply polarized island characterized Sri Lanka’s political landscape in the past week or so. With Mahinda Rajapaksa, the...

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...
Haqqani

From One Jihad to the Next: The Life & Times of Jalaluddin Haqqani

  Rahimullah Yusufzai When the Afghan Taliban announced on September 3 that Maulvi Jalaluddin Haqqani had died from “natural causes” after a long illness, the loss was emotional and largely symbolic...
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...

Pak-U.S. Relations: Time to Reset?

Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry By most counts, the recent official visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the United States (21-23 July 2019) is a great success. For the past three...

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...
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...

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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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