Understanding China’s Growing Influence in Central Asia

Afnan A. Ghaffar A state’s geography has a direct bearing on its foreign policy as it brings both opportunities and challenges to the fore....

Dissecting the Taliban’s Rapprochement with India

Rupert Stone In June 2022, the Indian government announced the reopening of its embassy in Kabul. To many, this came as a surprise. Weren’t...
Destroyer of Worlds

Is India Aspiring to become Death,The Destroyer of Worlds?

Nidaa Shahid  Robert Oppenheimer famously quoted the Indian Scripture Bhagavad-Gita upon witnessing the first nuclear detonation by the U.S. in 1945 when he said “Now I am become Death the...

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...
Islam and Ethics

Between Islam and Ethics: Deterrence Makes the Scare Go

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery “We will not hesitate to use any weapon in our arsenal as our security is more dear to us than the advice of international leaders which...

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...
Outer Space

The Militarization of Outer Space

Tughral Yamin As a young boy, in the days of black and white TV, I would wait for each new episode of the sci-fi serial Star Trek. Each journey of...
Regime

Strengthening Pakistan’s Nuclear Security Regime

Sitara Noor Pakistan’s nuclear programme has remained under global scrutiny for potential nuclear security risks and associated challenges since its inception. Notwithstanding the perceived threats, Pakistan has a clean record...
Afghan Taliban

U.S. Comes to Pakistan to Break the Afghan-Taliban Stalemate

Rahimullah Yousafzai President Donald Trump never ceases to cause a surprise by changing track and taking a new position on important issues. He did this recently by writing a letter...
Strategic Discourse

Pulwama-Balakot Crisis: The Evolving Strategic Discourse in South Asia

Adil Sultan  Pulwama crisis was the most serious military engagement between India and Pakistan since the Kargil conflict of 1999. Despite its relatively short lifecycle, there was a real danger...

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Agni-Prime: Read P for Pakistan

The successful test launch of India's 'Agni Prime', a new-generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile, marks a significant advancement in...

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...

Navigating Pakistan’s Security Challenges Through Emerging Technologies

Bilal Ghazanfar Recent trends indicate that the nature and conduct of war are transmuting as emerging technologies (ETs) have...
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