The Sixth Heart of Asia Conference or the Istanbul Process recently held in Amritsar, India on 3-4 December,2016, has proved insignificant in igniting the frozen state of bilateral relations between Pakistan and India. There was no scheduled informal talks between the two states on the sideline of the conference. In the backdrop of prevailing […]
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Research Articles Global Threat: A Comparative Analysis of Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS) Muhammad Munir and Muhammad Shafiq The metamorphosis of terrorism from Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State (IS) has presented new security challenges. The authors examine the threats posed by these two groups by discussing their ideologies, structures and capabilities. They recommend that a […]
Research Articles Critical Reflections on the Reality of Drone Warfare: Thinking with Jean Baudrillard Dr Syed Sami Raza and Ghazala Rafi Drone technology has transformed warfare. The authors contextualise how this technology has changed the face or rather ‘facelessness’ of war, especially on the Afghanistan-Pakistan borderland by bending, what Jean Baudrillard calls, ‘the form of […]
Research Articles A Strategic Shift in Indo-Pak Nuclear Strategy: Implications for Regional Stability Dr. Rizwana Abbasi How did Pakistan and India’s distinct nuclear strategies and postures guide them to formulate their doctrines and how far have the changing security dynamics and emerging doctrinal structures made the two countries more or less secure. Dr. Rizwana addresses these […]
Research Articles Future of War and Strategy: Indo-Pak Dynamics Brig Najeeb Ahmad Transnational ideologies have helped to franchise war among the disenfranchised. Najeeb Ahmad discusses the Indo-Pak dynamics of this scenario which has muddled war strategy and driven the ends of power to fuzzy domains. Countering the Hegemon: Pakistan’s Strategic Response Dr. Zulfqar Khan Zulfqar […]
Research Articles China’s Evolving Posture in South Asia: Some Reflections Dr. Rashid Ahmed Siddiqi Siddiqui discusses China’s South Asia policy in the wake of the US draw down from Afghanistan and with particular reference to relationship between India and Pakistan. From Divergence to Convergence: Pakistan-United States Foreign Strategic Relations 1977-1989 Dr. Zulfqar Khan Zulfqar Khan in this […]
Research Articles The Kashmir Dispute: Key to South Asian Peace Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema Cheema discusses India’s evasive diplomacy on Kashmir and analyses the failure of both military and non-military means in solving this oldest issue on UN agenda. Alongside the on-again off-again composite dialogue Pakistan has even broached out of the box solutions but […]
Pakistan’s ‘Regional Pivot’ and the Endgame in Afghanistan Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad After a long and costly war, Afghanistan is on its way to an uncertain security and political transition ahead of NATO’s military exit by the end of 2014. A Retrospective Perspective on Pakistan-United States Relations: 1947-1977 Dr. Zulfqar Khan The paper attempts to analyse […]
Research Articles Strategic Ideology of al Qaeda Syed Manzar Abbas Zaidi The author dwells on al Qaeda’s ideological prowess and argues that despite its weakened military position it cannot be defeated on the strength of arms alone. International Non-Proliferation Regime: Pakistan and Indian Perspectives Muhammad Sadiq Discussing current trends in international non-proliferation regime the writer […]