Nuclear Deterrence in the Middle East: Fact or Fable?

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi  ‘Saudi Arabia reserves the right to arm itself with nuclear weapons if regional rival Iran cannot be stopped from making one’ Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir Saudi Minister of State...

Africa in Search of Stability and Development: Challenges and Opportunities

Muhammad Ali  Since the turn of the 21st century, the world has refocused its attention on Africa’s attempts to deal with the challenges of national, regional and global security. There...
INF Treaty

“Let’s get rid of all these things”: Europe and the end of the INF...

Giordana Pulcini The demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, sanctioned in early February by the US and Russia’s announcement that they will suspend their obligations under the pact,...
Whither

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...

Mutual Vulnerability and Risk Reduction in South Asia

Hannah Haegeland The current state of affairs in Kashmir and resulting heightening of India-Pakistan tensions provide daily examples of escalation risks. Since 1998, the low-probability, high-cost risk of escalation across...
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...

Pakistan’s Place in a Changing World

Moeed Yusuf The Evolving Global Order The world has moved from its unipolar moment into multipolarity; China has arrived; Russia has resurged; and the era of singular U.S. dominance is over....

Of Irresponsibility and War-Fighting: India’s No, First Use Doctrine

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  In the midst of mounting tensions between nuclear-armed rivals, India and Pakistan, apprehensions about deterrence stability on the Sub-Continent have risen. Days after the start of...
Perception

China’s Perception of Central Asia

Saeed Afridi Throughout history the Asian continent has been a complex tapestry of competing empires, kingdoms and nomadic people and this has been more pronounced in the region commonly referred...
INF

US Withdrawal from the INF & Future of the Non-Proliferation Regime

Moiz Khan One after the other, Trump administration has been leaving international organisations, breaking deals and withdrawing from international arms control treaties. The list includes, US withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific...

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Regional Dynamics and Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Challenges

Raoof Hasan It may not be inappropriate to say that, next to defending the geographical frontiers of the state,...

Collusion between Think Tanks and the Military Industrial Complex

Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi (Retd) In Pakistan Politico's new Essays series, Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi (Retd) writes...

Counterterrorism for Cash? The Taliban, Kabul, and a Neighborhood of Insecurities

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi 'Afghanistan is going to be here a long time, and what's critical is that Afghanistan's...
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