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...

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...

Deepfakes, AI & Digital Soldiers: Challenges of Cross-Domain Coercion for Pakistan

Rabia Akhtar Let’s begin by asking a question: Why would ANY state not want to achieve capabilities where it could advance its strategic interests by evading attribution or risk of...
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The Salience of Pak-Afghan Border Management

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The Afghan Parliamentary elections gained more traction and importance due to the completion of the second round of Afghan Taliban talks with the U.S. delegation in its...

Short and Swift “Air War”: A Reality Check for India

Shahid Alvi The Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari recently discussed the possibility of a “short and swift war”. He said,...
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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...

The Rafale Factor and Options for the PAF

Air Cdre Jamal Hussain (Retd) The setback suffered by the IAF at the hands of its arch-rival the PAF on 27 February 2019, has led to serious introspection by the...

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...
Universalizing

Book Review | Universalizing Nuclear Nonproliferation Norms: A Regional Framework for the South Asian...

Author: Adil Sultan ISBN:978-3-030-01333-2 Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan 2019 Syed Ali Zia Jaffery The sheer capacity of nuclear weapons to cause colossal destruction has made their proliferation a veritable threat to international security. A set...

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....

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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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