Defense and Security

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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Underscoring Trump’s World View of Nuclearization

Underscoring Trump’s World View of Nuclearization

The substance, tone and style of Donald Trump’s discourse about Iran on Friday was an indication of how much the present leader of the United States relishes strife. With his household administrative plan slowed down and a government examination investigating his funds and his relations with Moscow, Trump has taken […]

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Political Dissonance in Kabul

Political Dissonance in Kabul

The possibilities for Afghanistan’s future are grim. From the American viewpoint, the situation appears to be considerably bleaker. It is possible that they could cut their misfortunes (2,400 Americans dead, $1 trillion spent) and leave, yet that would prompt another Vietnam minute in the long run, with helicopters lifting off […]

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Las Vegas Mass Shooting – Is it a Watershed Moment for Gun  Control Reforms?

Las Vegas Mass Shooting – Is it a Watershed Moment for Gun Control Reforms?

On October 2, Las Vegas witnessed the worst mass shooting in the modern history of the United States. Shooter Stephen Paddock, a retired accountant, opened fire on concert-goers at a country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. 59 concert-goers were killed and 527 others were injured in […]

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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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The White of the Flag: Contributions of Non-Muslims for National Defense of Pakistan

The White of the Flag: Contributions of Non-Muslims for National Defense of Pakistan

Since the independence of Pakistan, non-Muslim Pakistanis with their Muslim countrymen, have shouldered responsibilities in the building of the country. Like Muslim Pakistanis, the non-Muslim countrymen also excelled in the fields of education, arts and literature, social services etc. According to the figures available on the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics’ […]

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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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