The Taliban and Afghanistan’s Gordian Knot

Qadir Khan Yousafzai The inveterate depredation in Afghanistan has been a costly affair for all stakeholders and those involved in conflict-resolution efforts. The resolution of the decades-long Afghan quagmire...

Post COVID-19 World Order: How Different Will It Be?

Adil Sultan  The COVID-19 pandemic, termed as a “nuclear war in slow motion”, has exposed the global leadership crisis and the vulnerability of the international community to deal with the...

Pakistan’s Enduring TTP Woes

Shahzad Akhtar In a February 6 attack, five Pakistani soldiers were killed by the Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP) in Kurram district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. In...
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...

Pulwama: Two Years On

Kaiser Tufail  As with any political party in power, the Indian election of 2019 was critical for the  Bharatya Janata Party (BJP), for it wanted a stronger showing than before....
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...
Strategic Stability

Strategic Stability Challenges in South Asia

Syed Rifaat Hussain Stability is a contested intellectual construct with no consensus on its precise meaning. As noted by Patrick A. McCarthy, “it is overly simplistic and, more than that,...
Badaber

A Page from History : Ode to Badaber

  Now that the time has come to bury Badaber, it is ironically fitting that no effort to reconstruct its life can be made at Rawalpindi. Its early days are...

Review Report: CPEC, A Transformation in Motion

Rabia Akhtar  Recently, ace China watcher, Andrew Small, authored report on the current status of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC). At a time when geo-economics is challenging the preponderance of geopolitics,...
Quest

The S-400 Deal and Pakistan’s Quest for Strategic Stability

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery The 20-year old nuclear dyad in South Asia has been typified by the action-reaction model, whereby arch-rivals, India and Pakistan have buttressed their deterrence mix and...

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The Geopolitics of Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis

Akhil Bery Sri Lanka is in the midst of the worst economic crisis since independence. Power shortages in some...

The Runaway Indian Missile: A Fact Sheet

Shahid Alvi The launch and landing of India’s BrahMos missile deep inside Pakistani territory is a unique incident...

Realism and the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Nahl Ishtiaq and Attaullah The Ukraine crisis has brought to the fore an age-old debate on the theory of...
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