Syed Ali Zia Jaffery Articles by: Syed Ali Zia Jaffery

A Defiant Iran Will Be Trump’s Biggest Challenge

A Defiant Iran Will Be Trump’s Biggest Challenge

Defense and Security October 16, 2017 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

U.S. President Donald J. Trump unveiled his new strategy for Iran on Friday. Expectedly, Trump hurled a barrage of criticism on the Islamic Republic and decertified the multinational and multilateral Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), leaving the future of the 2015 monumental […]

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How Kim has Cornered the US

How Kim has Cornered the US

Years ago Bernard Brodie wrote about how war will be like after the induction of nuclear weapons. With the evolution of the concepts of deterrence and compellance, war strategies accounted for this “absolute weapon” as a mean to deter and compel the adversary. Thankfully, a nuclear clash has remained hypothetical […]

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Pakistani (L) and Indian flags stand on a table during an Indian-Pakistan meeting on the Sir Creek region in New Delhi on June 18, 2012. Pakistan and India started two-day talks in New Delhi  to resolve their maritime boundary dispute in the Sir Creek region. Sir Creek, which opens up into the Arabian Sea dividing the Kutch region of the Indian state of Gujarat with the Sindh province of Pakistan,  is a 96-km strip of water that is disputed between India and Pakistan. AFP PHOTO / Prakash SINGH

Indo-Pak Ties: The Rise of the Armageddon

In a recent video confession, the former spokesman of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Ehsanullah Ehsan openly talked about the involvement of the Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) in terrorist attacks inside Pakistan. This comes on the heels of the death sentence awarded to Kulbushan Jadhav. The statement […]

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Interviews, Terrorism and Strengthening Stances: The Case of  Ehsanullah Ehsan

Interviews, Terrorism and Strengthening Stances: The Case of Ehsanullah Ehsan

Terrorists have wreaked havoc in Pakistan over the past 15 years; the country has lost both in men and material. However, this has not broken the resolve; the nation is fighting the menace with resilience. The epidemic is being rooted out by a kinetic-heavy counter terrorism strategy. Needless to say, […]

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Pakistan’s Security Paradigm

Pakistan’s Security Paradigm

The above sentence uttered by an influential war theorist is noteworthy for those who question the role that history plays in shaping the present and carving out a future. History and statecraft are intrinsically concomitant, as the past factors in chalking strategic goals for the future. A few lines on […]

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Indian army's director general of military operations Lt General Ranbir Singh speaks during a media briefing in New Delhi, India, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer  FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSPYYB

India’s Surgical Strike: A Threat to Defence or a Debacle?

The Military Operations Directorate of any army is responsible for devising and planning operations and campaigns in line with the directives given by the Army Chief. It is headed by the Director General Military Operations (DGMO), a prized appointment for any officer with stars on his shoulders. The DGMO is […]

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A Different War and Enemy

A Different War and Enemy

Identification of friends and foes is important in war planning. Preparing to thwart the designs of the enemy involves studying your own capabilities and that those of him. But then there is an old military adage that every plan meets that of the enemy, which means that San Tzu’s advice […]

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Erdogan’s Counter Coup: A Prelude to an End

Erdogan’s Counter Coup: A Prelude to an End

Leadership in essence is a corollary of responsibility, conviction and initiative .Hence, leaders need to reach a level of self -belief to act and take ownership of repercussions. Stalwarts have had an indelible impact on history; in all earnestness, leaders made history. They unified countries, yet they broke empires. It […]

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Source: The News

CPEC: Strengthening Sino Pak Entente

A nation’s geography is a significant factor that influences its foreign policy. It is said that a strategically central location can only be advantageous if a country is able to radiate its power. Vassal states become battlefields for various actors to play their stratagem. A country cannot be oblivious to […]

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Courtesy: The Telegraph

India’s Burgeoning Military Budget: A Concern for Pakistan

Geopolitics, South Asia April 23, 2016 at 1:37 pm 2 comments

States try to hold their own amidst this anarchical world order. States, regardless of stature have to contend with multifarious challenges. Weak States have goals which are different to those of powerful ones. While the power-packed states determine and craft the rules of engagements, states with scant power tend to […]

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