Letters to Uncle Sam: Manto on Pak-US Relations

 Rizwan Zeb Should literature be taken seriously by political scientists and historians? Is there any link between literature and political developments? Can literature be more helpful in understanding political developments...
Rebranding Nuclear Disarmament

Rebranding Nuclear Disarmament: Assessing Role and Impact of The Nuclear Ban Treat

Sitara Noor International efforts to achieve global nuclear disarmament are as old as the nuclear weapons development. The United Nations General Assembly’s first resolution in 1946 established a commission to...
Low Nuclear Threshold

India’s Low Nuclear Threshold

Sameer Ali Khan  Revision of the Indian No First Use (NFU) of nuclear weapons policy has been under significant discussion since 2014 once BJP announced its intent to review and...
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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 Asia during the last two...

Afghanistan: The Next Theatre in the U.S.-Iran Conflict

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  Since the momentous events of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, ties between Iran and the U.S. have followed a predictable pattern, typified by acrimony and recrimination....

Book Review | Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy

Book Title: Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy Author: Francis J. Gavin ISBN: 978-0-8157-3791-9 Publisher: Brookings Institution Press, 2020 Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  In the nuclear academy, Robert Jervis’ 1989 book titled “The...
Flashback 2018

Flashback 2018- Foreign Policy Challenges for Pakistan and The Way Forward

Hamzah Rifaat Hussain In 2018, the world witnessed the rise of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf with its Chairman Imran Khan becoming the Prime Minister of the country. With a new,...
9/11

Of Militarism, Coercive Diplomacy and Limited Successes: U.S. Foreign Policy Post-9/11

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery “Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.” Henry Kissinger The dastardly attacks on the Twin Towers on 11th September, 2001 were colossal and impactful. The aftershocks of...
Cyprus

A Tale of Two Peace Processes: Korea and Cyprus

Colin Irwin and Seongwon Yoon Two frozen conflicts All peace processes are different, different peoples, histories, places, time lines and how they got in the mess they are in and how...

U.S.-Iran Tensions: The Ambit of the Iranian Response

Huma Baqai The war of words is already in full swing between Washington and Tehran, coupled with dangerous armed mobilization. Washington has sought NATO’s help to build anti-Tehran coalition, which...

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Come September: Holding Stakeholders Responsible for the Chaos in Afghanistan

Rabia Akhtar  Exploring Competing Regional Interests Before we explore potential openings in the competing interests of South and Central Asian neighbors that Afghanistan has, we need...

Debating Comprehensive Security in Pakistan

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery Much before becoming the country’s premier, Imran Khan, delivering a keynote address at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, said: “food security...

AMAN-21, Pakistan Navy, and the Narrative of Peace

Shabnam Fazal With the increasing reliance of countries on Indian Ocean trade routes due to the rising energy needs, non-traditional maritime threats have increased tremendously....
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