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Syed Ali Zia Jaffery In his seminal book entitled “Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era” U.S. nuclear scholar Vipin Narang argues that, a...

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...

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...

Assessing Iran’s Possible Nuclear Breakout

Mansoor Ahmed The U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018 and the recent assassination of Gen. Qasim Soleimany has generated fears of a possible Iranian...

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...

Modernizing Chinese Finance

Shahid Javed Burki  Having worked as the Director of World Bank’s China Operations for seven and a half years, I developed an appreciation of how the Chinese leadership takes major...

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

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The Self-Woven World Economy and Anti-Gravity International View

YU Xiao The world economy is essentially a network, self-woven by desires, productions, and currencies. In the past millenniums, no matter the imagination or cognition, the world was tightly fastened...

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...

Tears for Fears: Silence of the Persian Lambs

Saira Baig  If the authorities in Iran have power to put down protests each time they spring up, the regime’s greatest weapon - fear - appears to have lost its...

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