Opinion

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...

Afghanistan: War and Democracy

In October 2018, the US-led war against the Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan entered its 18thyear. Coincidently, during the same month, Afghans went to polls...

The minefield that is human rights

The human rights ministry was not given much attention or focus in the past and other ministries poached on its domain with impunity. When...

India-Russia S-400 Deal: Regional Implications

Three years ago, in December 2015, India approved the purchase of the Russian-made S-400 Triumf air defense system, an anti-ballistic missile, anti-aircraft system, with the aim...

Deterrence Stability In South Asia: Between The Devil And The Deep...

In a 2014 article titled “To Sea or Not to Sea: A Nuclear Triad in South Asia,” I had argued that nuclear weapons at sea would...

What’s Wrong With the US Afghanistan Strategy?

By Kashif Hussain The United States’ Afghanistan-centric South Asia strategy aimed at outlining a plan for victory in its more than one-and-a-half decade long war...

Hot take on Elections 2018: Towards a New Pakistan?

By Amina Afzal The July 2018 election has been criticized for being engineered in favor of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, of being contested under China’s shadow, and for...

From rhetoric to conflict resolution

By Dr. Shireen M Mazari The inadequate response on the part of the state and government (both the previous PML-N government and the caretaker) on...