High Stakes for Ankara in Syria

Qadir Khan Yousafzai America had announced its troop withdrawal from the Middle East at the pretext of defeating ISIS however, we see that it has further entangled itself in the...
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...
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...

Changing Dynamics of Air Warfare in South Asia

Kaiser Tufail  The Balakot strike by IAF on 26 February 2019, and PAF’s ‘Swift Retort’ a day later, can be considered watershed events in modern aerial warfare. Though the IAF...
Quagmire

Trump’s Afghan Quagmire

Rupert Stone  It has now been several months since President Donald Trump promulgated his new strategy for the US war in Afghanistan. So far, his approach has failed to roll...

The JCPOA and Biden’s Mounting Iran Challenge

Hassan Aslam Shad  Use of force and the threat thereof has been the predominant theme in U.S.- Iran relations since the Iran hostage crisis of 1979. The future trajectory of...

The NSS and the QCG: Sustainability for Afghanistan post 2017.

Hamza Rifaat Hussain  The Trump administration’s national security strategy of 2017 with its South Asia section on page 50, prioritizes sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan. The harsh wording against...

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...

Reading Between the Lines of Afghan Agreements

Elizabeth Threlkeld  The U.S.-Taliban agreement signed in Doha on Feb. 29 is historic, significant and long overdue. After nearly 20 years of war and many failed attempts at striking a deal, it...
Boko Haram

Confronting The Challenge Of Boko Haram

  Muhammad Ali  What is security? In general terms, security is defined very broadly. It is often classified into four distinct areas: political, economic, social, and environmental. Although, all the dimensions...

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The Geopolitics of Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis

Akhil Bery Sri Lanka is in the midst of the worst economic crisis since independence. Power shortages in some...

The Runaway Indian Missile: A Fact Sheet

Shahid Alvi The launch and landing of India’s BrahMos missile deep inside Pakistani territory is a unique incident...

Realism and the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Nahl Ishtiaq and Attaullah The Ukraine crisis has brought to the fore an age-old debate on the theory of...
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