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Can Pakistan Pressurize India Over Its Kashmir Policy?

By Fareeha Shamim With the incessant lockdown in Kashmir crossing 200 days, Kashmiris are being exposed to the worst kind of human rights violations. Hindu extremists, relishing the protection of the authorities, regularly confront those protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), resulting in deadly clashes. While the Hindu radical mindset being nurtured under the Modi…

The ‘deal of the century’

Despite its often pretentious moralistic language, a careful reading of the Trump Plan for Palestine and Israel is nothing short of creating for the Palestinian people Bantu homelands that had been created for black South Africans to bolster Apartheid. black ‘Homelands’ were created and blacks were no longer regarded as South African citizens of one of the ‘self-governing’ territories.

Impact of Emerging Technologies on South Asian Strategic Stability

By Moiz Khan The Arms Control and Disarmament (AC&D) is under strain due to renewed geopolitical tensions; evolving nuclear doctrines; the collapse of existing treaties and agreements; technological advancements and military modernisations. The ripples of weak AC&D architecture has also affected South Asia – a region of three nuclear-armed adversaries. Against this backdrop, it is…

Workshop Report: Changing Arms Control Dynamics in the Emerging Global Scenario and its Impact on Our Region

Strategic Studies Institute Islamabad (SSII) hosted a workshop on “Changing Arms Control Dynamics in the Emerging Global Scenario and its Impact on our Region” on November 29th, 2019. The workshop remained successful in providing key insights and recommendations for minimising the dangers posed by nuclear weapons modernisation and emerging technologies, and strengthening the arms control…

Kashmir and Afghanistan: Pakistan’s Choices and Options

by Kashif Hussain India’s unilateral and illegal decision to annex Kashmir has immediate, medium and long term motives, and interestingly, all its objectives are directly or indirectly linked with Afghanistan. India has long been trying to tag Pakistan as a “state sponsor of terrorism”, and has struggled to isolate the country. In the face of Pakistan successfully countering the…