Understanding China’s Geoeconomic Forays in Afghanistan

Jalal Ud Din Kakar Located at one of the intersections of South and Central Asia, Afghanistan is too important to be ignored by its...

Nuclear India: An Agent Provocateur in South Asia

Anum A. Khan  The December 20, House of Commons Library’s Briefing Paper for the UK Parliament identifies India as a self-declared Nuclear Weapon State (NWS) which continues to produce weapon-...

Rise of the BJP

Arshad Mahmood India’s first minister of law and justice, Dr. Ambedkar while talking to the Indian Constituent Assembly in 1949 made these historic remarks: “We must make our political democracy...

Crude Threats and the Politics of Oil Production

Javed Hassan In March 2020, at an OPEC+ meeting, Saudi Arabia pushed for a crude oil production cut of 1.5 million barrels per day...

Full Spectrum Deterrence: Capability and Credibility

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal The enduring enmity, strategic competition, and arms race dynamics have gradually advanced India and Pakistan nuclear arsenals. The former’s sophisticated military hardware shopping spree from militarily technologically...

Mapping the Challenges to Pakistan’s Geoeconomic Pivot

Afeera Firdous In January 2022, Pakistan's National Security Division (NSD) launched the country’s first-ever National Security Policy (NSP), marking a significant milestone. The said...

Interview with Dr. Adil Najam, Dean of the Pardee School of Global Affairs...

  Climate and Security: “Water is Pakistan’s Biggest Security Challenge” Prof. Adil Najam is the founding Dean of Boston University’s School of International Affairs, the Pardee School. He was the former Vice...
Counterinsurgency

Defeating TTP: An Appraisal of Pakistan’s Counterinsurgency Operations

Shahzad Akhtar The insurgency by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan was crushingly defeated by the Pakistani military. The TTP’s stronghold in Bajaur...
Defiance

Of Sanctions and Defiance

Rabia Akhtar  The U.S. non-proliferation policy utilizes economic, political and military sanctions enshrined in non-proliferation legislation to deter proliferation behavior in countries around the globe. Three laws –– the Symington...

Israel-Palestine Conflict in the Age of Disinformation

Shaza Arif The dynamics of the Israel-Palestine conflict have shaped security and politics in the Middle East for many decades. While tensions never...

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High Energy Laser Weapons: A Boon for Pakistan?

Safia Mansoor In 1960, Theodore Maiman, an American physicist and engineer, invented the Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of...

Making a Case for the Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline

Haider Ali In the complex tapestry of South Asian geopolitics, the Iran-Pakistan (IP) Gas Pipeline project stands out as...

Mapping Emerging Trends in Space Warfare

Safia Mansoor "Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and the sea” Former...
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