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 Credible Minimum Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia Dr Farah Zahra India and Pakistan have coexisted as neighbours without any meaningful communication at the strategic level. It remains debatable whether the two nations are indulging in a nuclear arms race with India’s eye on China as Pakistan’s ally. The article studies the impact of these […]
Research Articles Cold Start in Strategic Calculus Sannia Abdullah The cold start doctrine formulated by Indian strategists is a product of the 2001-02 standoff with Pakistan. It envisages a blitzkrieg, a limited war under the nuclear overhang that disrupts enemy lines of communication and forces a distorted and chaotic response from them. The paper analyses […]
Research Articles Governance and Democracy in Pakistan: Weaknesses, Strengths and Prospects Noor ul Haq brings out difficulties in constitutional development, obstructions in democratic governance, and takes the optimistic approach dispelling the gloomy forecasts. The New Terrorism: Changing Face of War and Conflict Mahdi Mohammad Nia discusses the changing […]
Research Articles 1. Building Peace in Sri Lanka: An Analysis of the Conflict and Plan for Intervention David Lewis, Cassandra Jastrow, Christopher Jonas, Tim Kennedy, Saira Yamin 2. Converging Interests: Sino-Saudi Relations on the Rise Aly Zaman and Ghulam […]