Khorasan

Af-Pak Cooperation & The Rise of IS in Khorasan

Hamzah Rifaat Hussain It was election year in Pakistan and­­ the Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf has formed the government in the center. The change of guard notwithstanding, the relationship between Kabul...

Deciphering India’s Quest for U.S. Civil Nuclear Technology

Sameer Ali Khan India’s G-20 Sherpa, Amitabh Kant, has called for unfettered access to U.S. nuclear technology, to pursue Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) by...
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...

Terrorism then and now: the shifting sands of terrorist violence in Pakistan (2001-2018)

Muhammad Feyyaz The typical non-state terrorism indiscriminately targeting the civilians erupted in Pakistan following the US invasion of Afghanistan during October 2001. It was predominantly sectarian prior to this war....
Narratives

Of Villains and Heroes: Role of Narratives in Conflicts

  Rizwan Zeb In Akira Kurosawa’s classic Rashomon, different characters narrate their perspective of the story. Vantage Point treats the plot and its execution in a similar way. The story of...

Was Kargil a Nuclear Crisis?

Rizwan Zeb  In his paper documenting US’ diplomacy during the Kargil conflict, Bruce Riedel claimed that the Americans had reports that Pakistan was preparing its nuclear missiles for a possible...
Easter Bombings

Explaining Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings

Samir Kumar & Hari Prasad On April 21, 2019, a series of suicide bombings devastated churches and hotels in SriLanka. Multiple sites within three different cities (Batticaloa in the east...
Cultural

Cultural Dynamics, Insider Threat and Nuclear Security

Zeeshan Shahid Khan Insider threat has been one of the most dangerous security concerns for all organizations whether in the commercial world or dealing with national & international security. However,...
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...

Agni-Prime: Read P for Pakistan

The successful test launch of India's 'Agni Prime', a new-generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile, marks a significant advancement in India’s strategic capabilities. This two-stage,...

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Exploring Responsible Practices in Crisis Prevention & Management

Sameer Ali Khan Earlier this year, the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), Institute for Conflict Cooperation and Security...

Beyond Sanctions: Revisiting the Pak-US Narrative on Pakistan’s 26th Nuclear Anniversary

Rabia Akhtar The nuanced narrative of U.S.-Pakistan relations, particularly regarding Pakistan's nuclear development, offers a complex interplay between geopolitical...

Beyond the Smokescreen of Modi’s Election Rhetoric

Nidaa Shahid With the Indian election season in full swing, the incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again...
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