Investigating Subcontinental Crises

  Sameer Lalwani & Hannah Haegeland Nearly two decades after the last bilateral conflict at Kargil, India-Pakistan tensions simmer amidst continued instability in Kashmir and ongoing terror attacks perceived by India...
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...

Book Review | China’s Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia

Author: Daniel S. Markey ISBN: 978-0190680190 Publisher: Oxford University Press Syed Ali Zia Jaffery In his path-breaking book “Destined for War”, Graham Allison wrote: “China enjoys such superiority in its balance of economic...

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....
Reluctant

Pakistan’s Nuclear Journey Since 1998: Still Reluctant or Not?

Rizwan Zeb  Forty-seven years ago, in 1972, compelled by worsening threat perception, Pakistan reluctantly embarked upon the nuclear journey when Bhutto ordered his scientists to work on building the nuclear...

Great Power Competition in South Asia: The Outlook for 2021

Rupert Stone The journalist Fareed Zakaria recently described the coronavirus as “the great accelerator” because it had sped up various pre-existing global trends. This formula certainly applies to South Asia,...
Blockchain

Blockchain: Myth Busters for Pakistani Regulators

Najeeb Zaidi Background There is a need to bust the myth and anxiety around the buzz-word ‘Blockchain’. This applies to all and sundry because we are divorcing ourselves from its great...

Book Review I UN Peacekeeping Operations in Somalia 1992- 1995: A Pakistani...

Author : Dr. Tughral Yamin Publisher: Paramount  Books (PVT.) Ltd. YEAR: 2019 ISBN: 978-969-637-522-7 Ailiya Naqvi  Shouldering  a  Huge and  Dangerous  Load for  the UN :Assessing  Pakistan's Critical  Role  in Somalia “I assure you that any U.S....

Come September: Holding Stakeholders Responsible for the Chaos in Afghanistan

Rabia Akhtar  Exploring Competing Regional Interests Before we explore potential openings in the competing interests of South and Central Asian neighbors that Afghanistan has, we need to know whether Afghanistan itself...
Military Technologies

Military Technologies, Fifth Generation Warfare and Policy Implications for Pakistan

Najeeb Zaidi It is trendy to give generational classifications to warfare based on technological changes. However, warfare has always been hybrid and has constantly been shaped by that generation’s technological...

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Mapping Emerging Trends in Space Warfare

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

Book Review|Death Dust: The Rise, Decline, and Future of Radiological Weapons Programs

Death Dust: The Rise, Decline, and Future of Radiological Weapons Authors: William C. Potter, Sarah Bidgood, Samuel Meyer,...

India’s Transnational Repression: A Strategic Quagmire for the U.S.

Bilal Ghazanfar Due to its rising economic and military strength, India is beginning to exert its influence beyond...
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