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...

2019: The Year that Russia’s South Asian “Balancing” Act became Unbalanced

Andrew Korybko  2019 will be remembered as the year that Russia’s South Asian “ balancing” act finally became unbalanced. Everything started off promising enough as Moscow continued its policy 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...

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...

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...

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...
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Afghanistan’s Election Could Do More Harm Than Good

Rupert Stone Afghans went to the polls on September 28 to vote in their country’s fourth presidential election since 2001. The election, which had been delayed twice already, may not...
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Book Review | India’s Surgical Strike Stratagem: Brinkmanship and Response

Author:Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal ISBN: 978-969-23370-0-7 Ahmed Saeed Minhas The book, ‘India’s Surgical Strike’s Stratagem: Brinkmanship and Response’ has been authored by one of Pakistan’s ace nuclear South Asia scholars, Zafar Nawaz...

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...

Imran Khan’s visit to the U.S. and its impact on Sino-Pakistan ties

A View from China  Ghulam Ali Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made his maiden visit to the U.S. on 21-23 July 2019. During his stay in Washington, he addressed a jubilant...

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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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