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Identity as a Pretext of Terror: Brief Backgrounder of Baloch Raaji Aajoi Sangar

On April 18, 2019, at least 14 passengers were shot down by 15-20 militants after offloading 16 passengers from buses on Makran Coastal Highway in Ormara, Balochistan. Headed towards Gwadar…

Articles Asia Defense & Security

Pakistan India Tensions – War on Wire

Pakistan and India have been confronting each other as arch rivals since 1947 at many fronts. These confrontations have been on conventional warfare grounds. Both countries have been at the…

Social Media, India, Pakistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Weaponisation of Social Media and Indo-Pakistan Conflict

In nearly 72 years of an antagonistic relationship, the two nuclear-armed neighbours have engaged militarily four times in addition to a number of skirmishes and military stand-offs. However, the recent…

Pulwama attack, India, Pakistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

The Need for a Shift in Indian Attitude Post-Pulwama Attack

Described as the deadliest insurgent attack in the three-decade Kashmir insurgency, the Pulwama suicide attack has once again trigged war hysteria between the two nuclear-armed neighbouring countries. Adil Ahmad Dar,…

American, Taliban, US, Afghanistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Imagining Post-American Afghanistan: How the Conflict of Ideas May Precipitate the Second Civil War

Peace is always an alluring prospect regardless of time or place. From it, mushrooms growth and prosperity whereas whenever it dwindles is ensured ruination. Historically, in the post-war world order,…

Afghan, Afghanistan, Reconciliation, Peace Talk Articles Asia Defense & Security

Towards An ‘Afghan-led and Afghan-owned’ Reconciliation

For several decades, Afghanistan has been bereft of peace either due to foreign interventions on the part of super powers like the former Soviet Union and the US or due…

Islamic State, Syria, Iraq, IS Articles Defense & Security Middle East & North Africa

The Future of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

In its peak days, Islamic State (IS) controlled two-thirds of Iraq and one-third of Syria. It had an annual turnover of $2 billion. Three years of military measures by Iraqi…

Aslam Baloch, Aslam Acho, Balochistan, Afghanistan Asia Defense & Security

Aslam Baloch’s killing: Implications for Balochistan Insurgency

On Christmas Day, Aslam Baloch, Chief of his own faction of the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), was killed along with five high ranking militants by a suicide attack in the…

Digital Geneva Convention , Cybersecurity Articles Defense & Security

Challenges in Implementing a Digital Geneva Convention

In recent years, states have increased their capabilities in cyber domain to conduct attacks to harm other states. New York Times’ David Sanger in his book ‘The Perfect Weapon: War,…

Cybersecurity, Pakistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Need of a Robust Cybersecurity Regime for Pakistan

The latest National Internal Security Policy (NISP) for the first time emphasizes about securing cyberspace. It is the first policy document which stresses on securing the cyber domain by proposing…

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