Japan’s key role in implementing the Free and Open Indo-Pacific vision

Sayuri Romei Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe first revealed the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) policy during his keynote address at the International Conference on African Development in Nairobi in...

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...

Troubled Path to the NPT RevCon 2020

Sitara Noor The NPT PrepCom 2019 concluded on May 10 after two weeks of deliberations on nonproliferation challenges, aiming to pave the way for the NPT Review Conference (RevCon) in 2020. The...

Way Forward for Tehran and Washington

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery U.S. President Donald Trump is challenged by two somewhat concomitant foreign policy challenges posed by North Korea and Iran. One cannot help but draw parallels between...

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...

Can Donald Trump’s Recent Nuclear Arms Control Initiatives be Implemented?

Vladimir Kozin The U.S. President Donald Trump had a lengthy telecon with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on May 3, 2019, about the possibility of a “new nuclear agreement.” The...
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...
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...
Kulbushan Jadhav

ICJ’s Decision on Kulbushan Jadhav Case

Waqas Iqbal  In February 2019, India and Pakistan engaged in a limited aerial battle marking the Pulwama crisis. But the hype of Pulwama crisis overshadowed another ongoing legal battle between...
International Security

‘Islamic State (IS)-India’: A New Threat to the Regional and International Security

Adil Sultan  A 20-month long investigation by the Conflict Armament Research (CAR) in its key findings had concluded that 50 commercial entities from 20 countries, including 07 companies from India...

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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...

Post-U.S. Withdrawal Afghanistan: A New Strategic Power Corridor

Raoof Hasan Events are taking shape around us at a quick pace which could cultivate a strategic shift in...

Taliban Won the War: What Lies Ahead?

Sabtain Ahmed Dar In January 1989, most of the Soviet forces went back home yet the inner ring of...
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