Activism

Selective Activism: The Role of Pakistan’s Judiciary in Counterterrorism

  Sahar Khan Pakistan’s Supreme Court is known for its activism. In February 2018, the Supreme Court banned former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from leading the Pakistan Muslim League–N (PML–N) and reversed...

Pushing the Limits: Iran, the U.S. and the JCPOA

Cheryl Rofer   In May 2018, Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israeli intelligence had stolen an archive of material on nuclear weapon research from Iran. Since then the Israelis have turned...

Militarization of Artificial Intelligence

Shaza Arif  Artificial Intelligence is very difficult to define, however the most elementary way of defining it would be: To program machines in such a way that their efficiency surpasses...
Sunrise

Appraising Operation Sunrise – Challenges in Counter Terrorism

  Salma Malik The month of July holds a special significance in Pakistan’s complex war against militancy and terrorism. A decade and a year back, the sitting regime of general Pervez...

Troubled Path to the NPT RevCon 2020

Sitara Noor The NPT PrepCom 2019 concluded on May 10 after two weeks of deliberations on nonproliferation challenges, aiming to pave the way for the NPT Review Conference (RevCon) in 2020. The...
Syria

The Beginning of the End of the Syrian War

Paul Antonopoulos With Western and Gulf Arab powers investing hundreds of billions of dollars into toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power, it seems that the tragic war that has...
New Start

Why New START Needs a New Start?

Ayesha Abbasi John F. Kennedy said, “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” The arms control regime is presently in a downward spiral mainly because the leaders are no...

Nuclear Strategy, Regional Nuclear Powers, and Washington’s Proliferation Woes

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery In his seminal book entitled “Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era” U.S. nuclear scholar Vipin Narang argues that, a...
Legal CBMs

International Humanitarian Law, Kashmir and Legal CBMs

Taimur Malik Pakistan and India came close to a war once again at the end of February 2019; a war that would have led to suffering, destruction and economic distress...
Islamic State's Threat

Tracing the Islamic State’s Threat

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The genesis of the Islamic State (ISIS), the world’s wealthiest and the strongest terrorist group, is traced back to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. When...

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Pakistan, GSP+, and the International Criminal Court

Ayesha Malik Pakistan’s next tranche of GSP+, which allows for tariff-free trade to the European Union(EU), will now reportedly...

Book Review |Subcontinent Adrift: Strategic Futures of South Asia

Book Title: Subcontinent Adrift: Strategic Futures of South Asia Author: Feroz Hassan Khan ISBN: 9781621966487

Central Intelligence Agency and Drone Warfare: Maintaining Dominance Over Afghanistan

Shareh Qazi "If we maintain our faith in God, love of freedom, and superior global air power, the...
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