Hangor Day: A Glorious Reminiscence

Hassan Zaib After gaining independence, Pakistan realized that, in order to endure and safeguard . freedom, it ought to attain a strategic wherewithal to thwart malicious designs of its enemy....

Kashmir is Firmly on OIC and Global Agenda

Ahmed Quraishi The most important challenge for Indian diplomacy on the festering conflict in Kashmir is to ensure that it is not raised at any forum outside India. Any discussion...

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...

India’s Strategic Paralysis & Counterforce Temptations

Rabia Akhtar India’s counterforce capabilities and deterrence equilibrium in South Asia is a subject which continues to agitate minds of strategic thinkers in the region and around the world. One...

From Conflict to Peace: Recalibrating Pak-Afghan Relations

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  Recently, it was announced that, Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will visit Kabul later this month. This would be PM Khan's first official visit to Afghanistan...

Book Review | Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy

Book Title: Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy Author: Francis J. Gavin ISBN: 978-0-8157-3791-9 Publisher: Brookings Institution Press, 2020 Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  In the nuclear academy, Robert Jervis’ 1989 book titled “The...

The Pitfalls of the Indo-U.S. Embrace

Anum A. Khan  The June 15, 2020 clash between India and China is fittingly in-line with a famous saying, “Imprudence is a moral failing of sorts, but alas it ranks...

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...

Book Review | China’s Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia

Author: Daniel S. Markey ISBN: 978-0190680190 Publisher: Oxford University Press Syed Ali Zia Jaffery In his path-breaking book “Destined for War”, Graham Allison wrote: “China enjoys such superiority in its balance of economic...

Review Report: CPEC, A Transformation in Motion

Rabia Akhtar  Recently, ace China watcher, Andrew Small, authored report on the current status of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC). At a time when geo-economics is challenging the preponderance of geopolitics,...

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Come September: Holding Stakeholders Responsible for the Chaos in Afghanistan

Rabia Akhtar  Exploring Competing Regional Interests Before we explore potential openings in the competing interests of South and Central Asian neighbors that Afghanistan has, we need...

Debating Comprehensive Security in Pakistan

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery Much before becoming the country’s premier, Imran Khan, delivering a keynote address at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, said: “food security...

AMAN-21, Pakistan Navy, and the Narrative of Peace

Shabnam Fazal With the increasing reliance of countries on Indian Ocean trade routes due to the rising energy needs, non-traditional maritime threats have increased tremendously....
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