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...
Harnessing

Harnessing the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Tiger

  Saba Shahid It has already been established that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) offers Pakistan an opportunity for both economic and human development. However, we need to go beyond the...
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....

Sunderji Syndrome: Understanding India’s Conventional Military Modernization

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi  “Dreams of ‘disarming first strikes’ leading to the temptation to ‘go first’ and the consequent instability of Small Nuclear Power equations are think-tank myths”        ...
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...
CPEC's Threat Matrix

CPEC’s Threat Matrix

Kishwar Munir The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is fast being recognized as the flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The multi-billion dollars project has now become...

Israeli-Gulf Rapprochement: Strategic Implications for Pakistan

Rabia Akhtar In 1958, Pakistan leased the Badaber base near Peshawar to the U.S. for ten years. The base was to be used as a U.S. communications facility and for...
Hybrid Warfare

Beating Hybrid Warfare with Ideas

Ahmed Quraishi Pakistan has faced two powerful wars where traditional and nontraditional methods of warfare were effectively deployed against the Pakistani state: in 1971 and post 2001. Pakistan is a...

Modernizing Chinese Finance

Shahid Javed Burki  Having worked as the Director of World Bank’s China Operations for seven and a half years, I developed an appreciation of how the Chinese leadership takes major...

Orphans and Castaways – Legacy of the U.S. Exodus from Afghanistan

Salma Malik As the eventual date for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is now just around the corner, the reality that this...

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Pak-U.S. Relations: From Security Alliances to Development Partnerships

Aneel Salman U.S.-Pakistan relations have remained checkered. Despite being one of the first diplomatic relationships established by Pakistan, these...

Recalibrating Pakistan’s Lawfare for Kashmir

Ayesha Malik If Ukraine’s lawfare moves after Russia’s invasion have taught us anything, it is that Pakistan’s response to...

Pakistan’s Renewed TTP Challenge

Asif Amin The recent upsurge in terrorism and increased presence of militants in Swat have again gripped Pakistan with dread...
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