Youth

The Youth Development Index in South Asia: A Human Security Risk

  Ayesha Khalid South Asia is home to almost 30% of the entire world’s youth which, if developed, can alter the fate of the region. Usually, a country’s population development is...
Nuclear Tests

Pakistan’s Nuclear Tests: Twenty Years On

Salman Bashir Pakistan’s nuclear tests on 28 and 30 May 1998 marked a watershed in the nation’s quest for security. The devices tested conformed to weapon configuration capable of delivery....
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,...
South Asia's

The 20th Anniversary of South Asia’s Overt Nuclearisation

Najmuddin A. Shaikh The month of May this year marked the completion of two decades since India and Pakistan carried out nuclear tests and made the South Asian sub-continent publicly...

Revisiting Pakistan’s Nuclear Restraint

Mansoor Ahmed  State behavior is largely a product of rational decision-making based on a careful cost-benefit analysis. Countries pursuing crash covert nuclear weapon programs are less likely to remain sensitive...
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,...
Nuclear

How Pakistan Went Nuclear

Samson Simon Sharaf 1996-97 was a politically unstable time for India. BJP despite emerging as the single largest party could not muster a majority in thirteen days. A consensus candidate...
Recollection

Going Nuclear: A Personal Recollection

Zamir Akram  As I drove to work at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington DC, where I was posted as Deputy Chief of Mission, early on the morning of 11 May...
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...
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...

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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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