Opinion

What’s Wrong With the Afghan Peace Process?

The United States has been struggling to stablise Afghanistan for the last eighteen years and is currently looking to withdraw its forces from the...

The changing parameters of external policies

As warfare has altered over the decades with the shifting of the ‘centre of gravity’ and the notion of the cold war evolving into...

Kashmir: A potential blueprint for Conflict Resolution

By Shireen M Mazari Background The Kashmir conflict has once again come centre stage in the aftermath of the continuing violence being perpetrated by the Indian...

The Kashmir challenge: multilateralism is the only way forward

Pakistan’s nascent government is hoping for the resumption of bilateral talks with India. However, the government feels that this is not possible before the Indian...

Hybrid warfare and centre of gravity

This year (2018), we heard the word ‘hybrid warfare’ ad nauseum within Pakistan and also in many Western strategic and leadership circles – as...

US Withdrawal from the INF & Future of the Non-Proliferation Regime

One after the other, Trump administration has been leaving international organisations, breaking deals and withdrawing from international arms control treaties. The list includes, US...

Afghan presidential elections: could deferral help the peace process?

Late last month, in a surprise move, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan announced that next year’s presidential elections will proceed as planned on April...

The Geopolitics of Sri Lanka’s Crisis

On October 26, 2018, Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa. Sirisena also dissolved the...

Women in conflict areas: the case of Kashmir

UN Women is all set to mark 16 days of activism against gender-based violence but unfortunately it has failed to include violence against women...

Deterrence Stability in South Asia: Between the Devil and the Deep...

India and Pakistan’s seaward nuclearization has received great scholarly attention off late. The thrust of recent literature on the issue focuses on whether an...