Terrorism then and now: the shifting sands of terrorist violence in Pakistan (2001-2018)

Muhammad Feyyaz The typical non-state terrorism indiscriminately targeting the civilians erupted in Pakistan following the US invasion of Afghanistan during October 2001. It was predominantly sectarian prior to this war....

US-Pakistan Relations Won’t Thrive, But They’ll Survive

Michael Kugelman Washington and Islamabad aren’t bound to be besties. But they can still find ways to work together. If there’s one truism about U.S. foreign relations, it’s that America is...

Building on the Nonproliferation Value of the Nuclear Deal with Iran

Kelsey Davenport The nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and six countries known as the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) succeeded in resolving a...

Pakistan Census 2017: What does the data indicate?

Farhan Hanif Siddiqi Pakistan held its sixth census in 2017 which put Pakistan’s population at 207.7 million people with an average annual growth rate of 2.4% over a period of...

Deterrence, Compellence and the Cold Start Doctrine

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery Conflict has been one of the most recurrent themes in history. It is apt to assert that war has been an oft-used instrument by actors to...

The Prospects Of The Russian-Pakistani Partnership

Andrew Korybko Russia and Pakistan have been involved in a fast-moving rapprochement over the past couple of years that has since seen them develop a multidimensional partnership that’s approaching a...

The Freedom House Index of Democracy

Sergey Radchenko Earlier this year, the Freedom House (FH) published the latest democracy index. The conclusions are disheartening. We are in the 12th consecutive year of decline in global freedom....

The NSS and the QCG: Sustainability for Afghanistan post 2017.

Hamza Rifaat Hussain  The Trump administration’s national security strategy of 2017 with its South Asia section on page 50, prioritizes sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan. The harsh wording against...

Book Review: NUCLEAR PAKISTAN Seeking Security and Stability

Edited by: Naeem Salik Published by: The University of Lahore Press The nuclearization  of South Asia has merited a great deal of scholarship since the past two decades. Academic interests...

Developing Regional Consensus on Security

Umair Jamal  The rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Afghanistan has set off alarm bells throughout the region. The group’s likely defeat in the Middle East means the militant...

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Pakistan’s OIC Push: A Step in the Right Direction

Hassan Aslam Shad The 17th Extraordinary Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan, held in...

Deconstructing the Growing Islamic State Threat to Afghanistan

Claude Rakisits It has been over three months since the Taliban walked into Kabul and reclaimed the reins of...

Book Review | Diplomatic Footprints

Diplomatic Footprints Author: Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary ISBN: 978-969-35-3368-2 Publisher: Sang-e-Meel Publications
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