Defense and Security

The Quest for Nuclear Security

The Quest for Nuclear Security

In the aftermath of World War II, as the United States began its pursuit for global hegemony, the issue of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons came to the fore. One way of establishing its dominion on the international front was by confining the number of Nuclear Weapon States (NWS) exclusively to […]

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Reckoning the Impact of latest US Sanctions against Iran

Reckoning the Impact of latest US Sanctions against Iran

The latest US sanctions against Iran come as Tehran launched its satellite carrying rocket into space (the ‘Simorgh’). Washington believes this missile launch to be “shorten[ing] a pathway” to the development of ICBMs. All six Iranian firms sanctioned, are owned and controlled by the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group that is […]

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Pakistan’s New Rising Ethnonationalist Faultlines

Pakistan’s New Rising Ethnonationalist Faultlines

This research brief emphasizes on the ethnonationalist wave of terrorism in Pakistan and its dynamics. This brief seeks to address the contemporary context of ethnonationalism and the mounting concerns of the issue. It attempts to understand the ground reality of the proxy wars imposed on Pakistan by enemy forces in […]

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Overriding Justice through ICJ

Overriding Justice through ICJ

Analyses and Opinions, Defense and Security, Domestic, In-House Analyses May 11, 2017 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

Commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) is sentenced to death by the Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under Section 59 of the Pakistan Army Act, 1952, ISPR. In an application filed in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday, India stated that Pakistan has repeatedly […]

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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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The Fate of Kulbhushan Jadhav

The Fate of Kulbhushan Jadhav

The arrest of Commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), masquerading under the alias of Hussain Mubarak Patel, through an Intelligence Based Operation in the border area of Balochistan in March, 2016, was a significant breakthrough for the security forces of Pakistan. The claim of India’s involvement […]

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Courtesy Al Jazeera America

Indian Hardware Advances: Strategic Stability in South Asia

Indian hardware advances, developments in Ballistic Missile Defences (BMD), and Multiple-Independent Re-entry Vehicles (MIRVs) has provided technical means for Indian leadership to execute splendid first strike. The leadership is on the edge to repeat the mistakes of the Cold War nuclear competition while engaging in costly arms race and relying […]

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Pakistan successfully test fires Submarine Launched Cruise Missile Babur-3 (Courtesy: Radio Pakistan)

Deterrence and Second Strike Capability of South Asia

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting” (Sun Tzu) In the contemporary era of nuclear deterrence, the probability of a conventional war has lessened because of fear of escalation. The nuclear weapons capable states are threatening and deterring each other by making more technological advancement […]

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Pakistan’s Counter Terrorism Campaign : A Need for Re-evaluation

Pakistan’s Counter Terrorism Campaign : A Need for Re-evaluation

After the recent spate  of unfortunate events of Terror in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Mohmand Agency, Peshawar and now Sehwan, questions are being raised on the effectiveness and sincerity of Pakistan’s efforts to weed out terrorism from its soil. Most of the people see this war as a corollary of classical […]

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