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Paul Antonopoulos  Syria is one of the few states in the world since the Vietnam War that has resisted US imperialism until Washington has tired itself out and almost fully...

Letters to Uncle Sam: Manto on Pak-US Relations

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US NPR: The New Nuclear Arms Race

Adil Sultan The 2018 US Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that has once again increased the salience of low yield theatre or the tactical nuclear weapons (TNWs) in the US military...

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....

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