Chagai: Twenty Years Later

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Pakistan’s 1998 nuclear tests, Strategic Studies Institute Islamabad (SSII), organised a media workshop titled “Chagai: Twenty Years Later” on May 28, 2018. Representatives from different media outlets attended the workshop. Speaking on the occasion, DG SSII and Member National Assembly, Dr. Shireen M Mazari highlighted that Pakistan has strong…

Round Table Discussion: Building Bridges for Effective Nuclear Disarmament: Current Nuclear Challenges and Opportunities

Press Release (May 8, 2018) On May 8, 2018, Strategic Studies Institute Islamabad (SSII) hosted a round table discussion on “Building Bridges for Effective Nuclear Disarmament: Current Nuclear Challenges and Opportunities”. The audience was informed that there are currently 15000 nuclear weapons in the world in 107 different locations spread across 14 countries. There is…

Why Pml-N Is No Favorite To Win Pakistan’s Election

By Amina Afzal In Pakistan, both the establishment and ethnic, nationalist, religious, and regional parties have played important roles as kingmakers, helping shape electoral politics, and will continue to do so in the upcoming general elections. Provincial strongholds are also an important factor influencing elections, as is evident in Punjab—the electoral success of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz…