Defense & Security

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…

Artificial Intelligence, AI, US, China, EU, WMD Americas Articles Defense & Security

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Warfare

The question of whether a computer can think is no more as interesting as the question of whether a submarine can swim. Warfare and technology are inseparable. Throughout the history…

Dalbadain, Suicide Attack, Balochistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Continuum of Balochistan Insurgency After the Dalbandin Suicide Attack

On 11th August, a suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying the team working on the Saindak Copper-Gold Mine project near Dalbandin bypass in Balochistan. The attack caused injuries to at…

Fazlullah, TTP, Afghanistan, Drone Attack, Terrorism Articles Asia Defense & Security

What’s Next After Fazlullah of TTP?

On 13th June, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike in the Afghan province of Kunar. Amidst previous unconfirmed reports of his death, this…

A-Bomb, Pakistan, Nuclear, India, USA, IAEA Articles Asia Defense & Security

Tracing the evolution of A-Bomb for Pakistan

It has been two decades since Pakistan conducted a series of nuclear tests. The journey had never been a smooth sailing largely due to the civil military tussles, institutional rivalries,…

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