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...

Disinformation: A Challenge for the International Community

Shahneela Tariq  The extensive disinformation campaign, revealed by EU DisinfoLab's Indian Chronicles, has posed a challenge to the international community. It now has to work towards creating more binding arrangements to...

Great Power Competition in South Asia: The Outlook for 2021

Rupert Stone The journalist Fareed Zakaria recently described the coronavirus as “the great accelerator” because it had sped up various pre-existing global trends. This formula certainly applies to South Asia,...

Pakistan, Lawfare, and the Fight for Kashmir

Hassan Aslam Shad Media was rife with reports last week about the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopting a Pakistan-sponsored resolution on the peoples’ right of self-determination titled “Universal realization...

Of Internal Reforms and External Connectivity:Strengthening Economic Security in Pakistan.

Javed Hassan While national security of Pakistan is inextricably linked to its military preparedness, it has other dimensions that relate more to its economic health than keeping it secure in...

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...

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FATF and Pakistan: The Hard Choices

Hassan Aslam Shad Pakistan remaining in the Financial Action Task Force’s grey list, despite its unprecedented progress in implementing...

Nuclear Strategy, Regional Nuclear Powers, and Washington’s Proliferation Woes

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery In his seminal book entitled “Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era” U.S. nuclear scholar...

Changing Tack on Kashmir

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery An impassioned, historic speech by Pakistan’ premier Imran Khan at the United Nations General...
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