Assorted Readings

Assorted Readings

Book Review I UN Peacekeeping Operations in Somalia 1992- 1995: A Pakistani Perspective

“I assure you that any U.S. press report critical of any contingent in this amazing coalition effort is pure fantasy, not fact. We have made that clear in our own…

Weapons Assorted Readings

Hypersonic Weapons: A Critical Appraisal of Speed and Technology Bonhomie

The precursor to hypersonic weapons is the speed. In every kinetic and non-kinetic operations, speed is a key factor at the very onset of battle. The German’s Blitzkrieg (lightning war)…

Pakistan Assorted Readings

One Year in Office: Revisiting Imran Khan’s Foreign Policy

When Prime Minister Imran Khan assumed office a year ago, in August 2018, Pakistan-United States relations were at a low point following the Trump administration freezing aid over Pakistan’s “failure” to take decisive action…

Establishment of UN Cyber Peacekeeping Force: Prospects and Challenges Assorted Readings

Establishment of UN Cyber Peacekeeping Force: Prospects and Challenges

With the emergence of cyberspace as the fifth domain of warfare, the prospects of cyber conflicts have increased significantly. Around 300 state-sponsored cyber operations have been conducted since 2005. The…

pakistan Assorted Readings

Three Scenarios for Indo-Pak Relations under Modi 2.0

In a historic win, Narendra Modi has won another term in office as prime minister of India while his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has won an even larger majority than…

Government Assorted Readings

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Implications for Pakistan

Now that the fourth phase of the election for India’s Lok Sabha has concluded, the verdict is less than a month away. The election results will decide who will form…

Reductio Ad Absurdum: Is This What Democracy Looks Like? Assorted Readings

Reductio Ad Absurdum: Is This What Democracy Looks Like?

To borrow a concept as archaic in provenance as done so in the title, is as purposeful to the state of democracy in Britain and Brexit in particular as was…

Forced conversions are Islam an organized crime Assorted Readings

Forced conversions are an organized crime

Tharparkar district in Sindh has seen some of the most heart rending misery that can befall a people. From famines and droughts to endemic malnutrition and epidemic disease, it has…

Samjhauta Accused on Hindu Nationalism? Deconstructing the legality of the NIA verdict Assorted Readings

Samjhauta on Hindu Nationalism? Deconstructing the legality of the NIA verdict

On March 20th, a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in the Indian state of Haryana acquitted all four out of eight accused individuals in the Samjhauta Express bombing case…

Book Review I The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age Assorted Readings

Book Review I The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age

In the era of modern information and communication technologies, the ability to conduct cyber operations has emerged as a significant offensive capability and emerging national security threat for several countries….

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