Defense & Security

Extending Pakistan’s Maritime Presence through Artificial Islands Articles Asia Defense & Security

Extending Pakistan’s Maritime Presence through Artificial Islands

In the wake of America’s growing interest in the Indo-Pacific sphere, including the Western  Indian Ocean region, Pakistan faces continued maritime security threats from the Indian military establishment. The institution…

Maintaining Public Order and Security in Pakistan using Open Source Intelligence Articles Asia Defense & Security

Maintaining Public Order and Security in Pakistan using Open Source Intelligence

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) refers to the distinct tradecraft through which bits of information scattered across public sources such as the World Wide Web, social media networks, and publications etc….

Current and Emerging Terrorism Challenges Articles Asia Defense & Security

Current and Emerging Terrorism Challenges for Pakistan

Pakistan has remained at the forefront of the global war on terrorism for decades now. The country has played an instrumental role in uprooting top leadership of Al-Qaeda and in…

Future of US-Iran Cyber Hostilities Post-Soleimani Articles Asia Defense & Security

Future of US-Iran Cyber Hostilities Post-Soleimani

On 3 January, the United States assassinated senior Iranian military official Qasem Soleimani, in Iraq. For about two decades, he headed the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’s Quds Force, which oversees…

Operational History of Mumbai Attacks: A Critical Appraisal of Social Media Articles Asia Defense & Security

Operational History of Mumbai Attacks: A Critical Appraisal of Social Media

Social media has been weaponised now. This is convincingly put forth by P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking in their latest book titled: “LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media.” Residing…

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Indo-US Militarisation of Western Indian Ocean – Implications for Pakistan

Key Points:  After the passage of National Defence Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year (NDAA) 2020, the Defence Department will need to expand the Area of Responsibility (AoR) of US Indo-Pacific…

Cyber National Sovereignty in the Pakistani Context Articles Asia Defense & Security

Cyber Sovereignty in the Pakistani Context

In the conventional understanding of national sovereignty, a country protects its legitimate and internationally-accepted territories on land, air and sea. These three are ‘tangible’ domains where the state can deploy…

Track-II Diplomacy and Bifurcation of Kashmir: An SCO Perspective Articles Asia Defense & Security

Track-II Diplomacy and Bifurcation of Kashmir: An SCO Perspective

It has been over 100 days since the revocation of articles 370 and 35-A. Going a step ahead, India has bifurcated occupied Kashmir into two union territories to which China…

Electronic Warfare Capabilities: China, India and Pakistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Electronic Warfare Capabilities: China, India and Pakistan

Electronic warfare (EW) is gearing up in South Asia and the analysts are opining about the greater role of India in it, coupling it with cyber warfare (CW). The threat,…

What is War from the Antipodes? Contesting the Western Derivatives of International Security Articles Defense & Security

What is War from the Antipodes? Contesting the Western Derivatives of International Security

Security studies as a discipline has mostly concerned itself with the security relations among states. This is, owing to the concrete analytical categories of its mother discipline i.e. international relations…

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