India’s Export Control Regime: From Possible Proliferator to Responsible Nuclear State?

By Amina Afzal On December 7, 2017, India became the 42nd member of the Wessanar Arrangement, a multilateral export control regime that promotes greater transparency and responsibility in transfers of conventional arms and dual- use goods and technologies. In another significant development India became a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in June…

The Kashmir Dispute & Right to Self Determination: A Review of the Frank P. Graham Report

By Muhammad Abdul Qadeer The government of India blames Pakistan for not fulfilling the preconditions for a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). It maintains that plebiscite was “conditional upon Pakistan fulfilling Parts (I) & (II) of the United Nation’s resolution of August 13, 1948 which required Pakistan to withdraw its troops and to secure…

Roundtable Discussion: Global Strategic Environment and Pakistan

Strategic Studies Institute Islamabad (SSII) hosted a roundtable discussion on “Global Strategic Environment and Pakistan” on February 22, 2018. The objective of the discussion was to provide the audience with an insight on important issues related to the evolving global strategic environment. The participants included students from different universities. Speaking on the occasion, DG Strategic…

The Trouble With The Trump Administration’s Pakistan Policy

By Amina Afzal Recently unveiled by Secretary of Defense James Mattis, the 2018 National Defense Strategy(NDS) of the United States builds upon President Donald Trump’s December 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) and also sets guidelines for future defense spending. Although many aspects of Trump’s NSS are being likened to President Barack Obama’s in 2010 and 2015, the NSS 2017 is…