Crosshair

Gilgit-Baltistan in the Crosshair: Know Your Enemy

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi  ‘Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril. When you are ignorant of the enemy, but know yourself, your...
Regime

The Illogic of Regime Change

Cheryl Rofer  As the United States withdraws from the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA) and John Bolton takes his place as Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor,...
Paradoxes

The Paradoxes of Nuclear Deterrence

  Michael Krepon “Deterrence stability” has been the holy grail of nuclear arms control, the mechanism by which arms racing can be contained and stability in crises maintained. Advocates of strategic...
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...

Pakistan-China Coordination on Afghanistan

Ghulam Ali US President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on 28 November. Last year, his Administration started negotiations with Taliban and then cancelled them, rather suddenly. Trump...
Space Force

Trump’s Space Force and the Fate of The Outer Space Treaty

Waqas Iqbal The United States of America has always introduced novel initiatives like nuclear weapons, NATO, Missile Defense Shield, quarantine etc., in world politics which, in turn have spawned competition...
Crisis

Book Review: Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery South Asia has been prone to crises ever since the inception of India and Pakistan. This volatile theatre has been vitiated as both countries have gone...

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,...

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....
Suicide

Security Predicated On Suicide: Two Decades In Armageddon’s Shadow

Ilhan Niaz The first episode of the 1980s BBC comedy Yes Prime Minister (“The Grand Design”), sees James Hacker, having manipulated his way to the premiership, wrestle with the contradictions...

Latest article

Counterterrorism for Cash? The Taliban, Kabul, and a Neighborhood of Insecurities

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi 'Afghanistan is going to be here a long time, and what's critical is that Afghanistan's...

Post-U.S. Withdrawal Afghanistan: A New Strategic Power Corridor

Raoof Hasan Events are taking shape around us at a quick pace which could cultivate a strategic shift in...

Taliban Won the War: What Lies Ahead?

Sabtain Ahmed Dar In January 1989, most of the Soviet forces went back home yet the inner ring of...
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