Pakistan’s National Security Complexities Articles Asia Defense & Security

Pakistan’s National Security Complexities

The security challenges facing Pakistan are not insular in nature but pertain to a certain geopolitical reality and a worldview birthed of socio-economic circumstances.  This is not well understood especially…

Counterterrorism through People’s Lens Articles Asia Defense & Security

Counterterrorism through People’s Lens

The impact of terrorism on the functioning of society and human rights is undeniable. Yet, the measures undertaken by the state are not seen as a contributor to disrupting those…

Wrath of the Right: Strategic Trends in Israel and the Palestinian Question Articles Defense & Security Middle East & North Africa

Wrath of the Right: Strategic Trends in Israel and the Palestinian Question

In the past month, the attention of the world was again reverted to the brewing crisis in the Middle East as Israel carried on with its occupation-in-perpetuity of the Palestinian…

The Implications of a US Withdrawal from Afghanistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Implications of the US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The United States (US) announcement of the ultimate withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan somewhat signifies the end of its global war on terror (GWOT). If the GWOT underscores the…

Rethinking Terrorism in South Asia: A Case of Pakistan and India Articles Asia Defense & Security

Rethinking Terrorism in South Asia: A Case of Pakistan and India

The phenomenon of terrorism has been experiencing an epistemological evolution, with the critical terrorism thinkers challenging the western orthodox derivatives on the issue. A key deficiency in the orthodox imaginaries…

Permanent War: A Treacherous Path toward Afghan Peace Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Permanent War: A Treacherous Path toward Afghan Peace

In the mid of December, Kabul’s Deputy Governor and his assistant were assassinated in the capital by an improvised explosive device (IED). Subsequently, 13 Afghan police officers were killed during…

Analysing Nagorno- Karabakh Conflict: Prospects and Challenges for Conflict Resolution Articles Asia Europe Politics & Governance

Analysing Nagorno- Karabakh Conflict: Challenges and Prospects for Conflict Resolution

The recent six weeks war between Armenia and Azerbaijan started on September 27, 2020 and ended with a Russian-brokered peace deal on November 10, over the Nagorno Karabakh (NK) region….

Dissecting the Reunification of TTP Articles Asia Defense & Security

Dissecting the Reunification of TTP

On August 17, two disgruntled splinter factions – the Jamat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) and the Hizb-ul-Ahrar (HuA) re-joined the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The Pakistani Taliban’s main spokesperson, Mohammad Khurasani, said in a…

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…

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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