Defense & Security

Indo-US Growing Ties: Implications for Pakistan’s Security Articles Asia Defense & Security

Indo-US Growing Ties: Implications for Pakistan’s Security

Pakistan and India are the two traditional rivals in South Asia since their independence. Both the countries have fought three full-fledged wars i.e. in 1947, 1965 and 1971 and tackled…

Assessing the Implications of India’s Hypersonic Technology Test for Pakistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Assessing the Implications of India’s Hypersonic Technology Test for Pakistan

After an unsuccessful test of Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) by the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in June last year, India for the first time has claimed to…

Pakistan’s Cyberspace Remains Victim to National Ignorance Articles Asia Defense & Security

Pakistan’s Cyberspace Remains Victim to National Ignorance

In August 2020, more than 25 Pakistan-based websites were defaced by Indian-origin hackers, including those belonging to more than a dozen federal and provincial government departments. Though it is difficult…

Clash of the Titans: The Indo-Pacific Conflict China Articles Asia Defense & Security

Clash of the Titans: The Indo-Pacific Conflict

Geo-politics is a dangerous game. To readers and observers, it is an exhilarating show of big, titan countries facing off for hegemony. Yet, in a world where nuclear capability determines…

Israel-UAE Peace Deal: Is Turkey The Actual Target? Articles Defense & Security Middle East & North Africa

Israel-UAE Peace Deal: Is Turkey the Actual Target

In a recent op-ed for Daily Sabah, analyst Batu Coşkun argued that the Israel-UAE ‘peace deal’ is directed against Turkey, not Iran. Indeed, following the assassination of the Islamic Revolutionary…

Interpreting BRAS-SRA Alliance Articles Asia Defense & Security

Interpreting BRAS-SRA Alliance

On July 25, Baloch Raji Ajoi Sangar (BRAS) – a conglomerate of four Baloch ethno-nationalist militant groups – announced an operational alliance with Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army (SRA), a Sindhi ethno-nationalist…

Defense & Security Perspectives

US Entrenchment in Sri Lanka in Context of Indian Ocean Geopolitics

Key Points: On July 1, Sri Lankan Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Bandula Gunawardene publicly acknowledged that the Government of Sri Lanka has entered into a Status of Forces Agreement with the…

Defense & Security Perspectives

Pak-Turk Naval Partnership in Western Indian Ocean

Key Points: Cooperation between naval special operations forces is a key feature of Pak-Turk naval relations. Pakistan continues to view its domestic and surrounding interests from a land-centric lens at…

Understanding Saffron Terrorism Articles Asia Defense & Security

Understanding Saffron Terrorism

In post-9/11 era, scholarship on terrorism has heavily revolved around Islamist terrorism. In recent years, there has been a significant uptick with regards to far-right violent extremism. However, violent attacks…

Formulating Cyber Norms: Evolution, Challenges and Future Outlook Articles Defense & Security

Formulating Cyber Norms: Evolution, Challenges and Future Outlook

Norms are the informal codes which determine the acceptable behaviour. These norms can be individualistic and group based. They become universally accepted over the course of time with continued practice….

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