Pakistan’s Modi Dilemma

Rifaat Hussain By winning a clear majority in the Indian general elections held last month, the NDA coalition led by Bhartia Janta Party  (BJP) under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has...
Fake News

Fake News and Political Rhetoric: The Foreign Policy Challenge

Zainab Dar The rise of post truth politics, wherein, the politicians rely on using rhetoric to win the elections and influence public opinion has become a prominent feature of politics...

A Foot in the Door

A View from Islamabad Khalid Banuri The persistent ebb and flow in Pakistan’s bilateral relations with the United States has almost been a constant. From close contacts at the leadership level...
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,...

Pakistan Navy in Ghana: Orchestrating Goodwill Gesture

Ubaid Ahmed  Pakistan’s ‘Look Africa’ policy to extend its impressions in Africa is a marvel step. Pakistan has had profoundly established, memorable and enthusiastic bond with African countries which dates...

Pulwama Crisis Redux

Atia Ali Kazmi “Some kind of settlement in Kashmir is crucial for both India and Pakistan. It is also tearing India apart with horrible atrocities in the region which is...
Nuclear Posture

Evolving US Nuclear Posture

Rabia Akhtar It needs to be stated at the outset that the US Nuclear Posture Review 2018 is as aggressive, impulsive and threatening as President Trump himself is. And just...
Nuclear Tests

Pakistan’s Nuclear Tests: Twenty Years On

Salman Bashir Pakistan’s nuclear tests on 28 and 30 May 1998 marked a watershed in the nation’s quest for security. The devices tested conformed to weapon configuration capable of delivery....

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...

The Kashmir Catastrophe

Brian Cloughley  India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the U.S. President Donald Trump have much in common, not least, the extensive use of Twitter to communicate their thoughts, policies and...

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Regional Dynamics and Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Challenges

Raoof Hasan It may not be inappropriate to say that, next to defending the geographical frontiers of the state,...

Collusion between Think Tanks and the Military Industrial Complex

Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi (Retd) In Pakistan Politico's new Essays series, Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi (Retd) writes...

Counterterrorism for Cash? The Taliban, Kabul, and a Neighborhood of Insecurities

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi 'Afghanistan is going to be here a long time, and what's critical is that Afghanistan's...
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