Defense & Security

Gulf, US, Iran, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia Articles Asia Defense & Security

War in the Gulf

An average benign thought would defy the possibility of war between a United States (US) — who has seemingly failed to sustain a stable government in Afghanistan or Iraq, has…

Maritime Security, EU, Africa, Americas Articles Defense & Security Sub Saharan Africa

The Growing Need For African Maritime Security

As ambiguous the notion of ‘good order at sea’ is, it is even less universally applicable as has been envisioned by global governance regimes. Inconsistencies in conflict resolution narratives across…

Asia Defense & Security

Gwadar Hotel Attack: The Revival of Balochistan’s Ethno-nationalist Insurgency?

On May 11th 2019, terrorists stormed into Zaver Pearl Continental Hotel, Balochistan’s sole five-star hotel located in the strategic port city of Gwadar, at around 5:00 PM local time. Dressed…

Baloch sub-nationalist, Iran, Pakistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Tracing the activities of Baloch Sub-Nationalist Groups in Iran

On April 20, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi claimed in a press conference that Baloch Raaji Aajoi Sangh (BRAS), the alliance of three Baloch sub-nationalist groups which was responsible…

BRAS, Balochistan, Terrorist Articles Asia Defense & Security

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…

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