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BUILDING BRIDGES IN A TROUBLED REGION

  • Pervaiz Asghar
  • Mar, 2018
  • Regional

As far as the economic dimension of the corridor is concerned, around 27 economic zones have been planned throughout the length and breadth of the country

No sooner had the Karakoram Highway, which connects the northern stretches of  Pakistan with China’s westernmost autonomous region through the high-altitude Khunjerab Pass, opened for business in 1979; it ushered in i...


MODI EFFECT: Triple Talaq and the Muslims in India

  • Dr Saad S. Khan
  • Jan, 2018
  • Regional

Indian constitution proclaims it to be secular country, yet it is ruled by Narindra Modi, better known by his nom de guerre "Butcher of Gujrat" for his role, or absence of it, during the 2002 Gujrat massacre of Muslims

The Supreme Court of India declared triple divorce invalid as a way for dissolution of Muslim marriages in India. The issue had become a battle of Genders in the India...


India’s War on Terror in Afghanistan

  • MUSA KHAN JALALZAI
  • Jan, 2018
  • Regional

The RAW's relationship with Pakistan's opposition groups, and its financial support to their operations inside the country, forced Pakistani establishment to adopt inflexible policy towards Afghanistan

Pakistan faces numerous economic, military and political challenges, each of which has a bearing on the security situation in the country. Most part of these challenges has been exacerb...


SEA SENTINELS PROTECTING CPEC IN ERA OF NEW COLD WAR

  • Muhammad Azam Khan
  • Jan, 2018
  • Regional

A special CPEC cell has been created inside RAW, India's premier intelligence agency. The cell was recently apportioned a huge budget of US$ 500 million. Its sole aim is to subvert and sabotage CPEC

As part of its over three decade long struggle to bolster the maritime sector, expand outreach and sensitize the nation on the existing and potential contribution of the maritime sector ...


THE CHINA MODEL: WAY AHEAD FOR PAKISTAN

  • Dr Saad S. Khan
  • Dec, 2017
  • Regional

Xi’s slogan of “Chinese Dream” puts emphasis on individual and national aspirations of Chinese people. Sadly, there is, as yet, nothing called a “Pakistani Dream”.

Addressing the 19th session of the China’s People’s Congress last month, President Xi Jinping of China, formally declared China to be a world power heralding a new bipolar world order. The visit of President Trum...


AFGHANISTAN: THE INFORMAL COLONY OF INDIA

  • MUSA KHAN JALALZAI
  • Dec, 2017
  • Regional

India does not stop here; allegedly, it has plans to use Afghanistan against China and Pakistan by establishing a commando force to disrupt the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. This overt and covert war will not succeed

In an increasing globalised world, secret agencies have become an ever more-important weapon of the state. The impact of globalisation on intelligence cooperation b...


AFGHAN ARMY A FOX IS IN TROUBLE BECAUSE OF HIS OWN PELT

  • MUSA KHAN JALALZAI
  • Nov, 2017
  • Regional

A senior Russian diplomat, Zamir Kabulove recently warned that the US military campaign in Afghanistan failed, called for the withdrawal of all US and NATO forces from the country, which has now become anincubator of international terrorism

The expansion of Afghan National Army and its Special Forces infrastructure will not bring stability to the war torn country where the US arm...


NUCLEAR DOCTRINE OPTIONS FOR PAKISTAN AND INDIA

  • Jamal Hussain
  • Aug, 2017
  • Regional

“Nuclear war is unthinkable but not impossible, and therefore we must think about it.” —Bernard Brodie

INTRODUCTION

In August 1999 Delhi’s Strategic Policy Advisory Board set out India’s post-test nuclear doctrine that recommended the development of an effective, credible nuclear deterrence and adequate retaliatory capability. Implicit in the paper was the esc...


Afghanistan: behind the curtain

  • MUSA KHAN JALALZAI
  • July, 2017
  • Regional

Women are condemned as troublesome, evil, ghosts and even half humans in Afghan society. Thousands of Afghan women are experiencing domestic violence, in which their bodies are mutilated; organs are removed; particularly ears, noses and hands are cut off

The year 2016 was a terrible year for Afghan women, girls and young children who were brutally raped, killed, kidnapped and tortured ...


HORRIFIC CASES OF WOMEN ABUSE IN AFGHANISTAN

  • MUSA KHAN JALALZAI
  • Apr, 2017
  • Regional

Women continue to be tortured, sold, killed, and even mutilated for honour by their husbands and terrorist organizations

The three-decades-long civil war in Afghanistan caused chronic poverty, unemployment, destruction, and mass migration. The US and NATO invasion in 2001 further added to the pain of civilians who then became a victim of drone attacks, Taliban, IS, a...


CONTROVERSIES IN THE HEART OF ASIA

  • Dr Saad S. Khan
  • Jan, 2017
  • Regional

The twists and turns in Pak-Afghan relations

Following the change of command in Pakistan Army, the new Chief made a number of high profile changes at the military top brass, as is the norm. Wonder where on earth would our changes in the heads of military intelligence, training, ordnance and logistic wings as well as among the Corps Commanders, be noted and discussed most? In Kabul, o...


THE CRISIS OF INDIAN INTELLIGENCE

  • MUSA KHAN JALALZAI
  • Jan, 2017
  • Regional

Pathankot terrorist attack generated a new debate about failed strategies

During the last three decades, there have been tenacious efforts in India to introduce security sector reforms in order to bring intelligence agencies under democratic control, but notwithstanding the last reform proposals of the Naresh Chandra Committee report (2012), democratic governments in the country coul...


Kashmir: Power of Freedom & the Freedom of Power

  • General (R) Mirza Aslam Beg
  • Nov, 2016
  • Regional

That is the power of freedom which accepts no shackles, and so is the Mission Kashmir, which comes in the way of Indian ambitions to emerge as a world power

Our ambassador at the United Nations – MalihaLodhi has termed the Kashmir issue as “Mission Kashmir” expressing the thoughts balanced in contrast to the promises made by late PM Nehru: “We stand committed to the world to facilitat...


Border Management: Monitoring the Pak-Afghan Border

  • Dr Syed Hussain Shaheed Soherwordi
  • Aug, 2016
  • Regional

Good relations with neighbors result in efficient border management whereas enmity and rivalries leads to the insecurity and inefficient border management

With the increase in globalization and drastic development in trade activities in post-cold war era, international borders which were once a symbol of sovereignty have started becoming porous. The flow of goods, services and people a...


Diplomacy and Regional Politics

  • Ayaz Ahmad
  • Aug, 2016
  • Regional

Pakistan took a prudent foreign policy decision by flatly refusing to join the Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in war-torn Yemen in April 2015

Diplomacy is an adroit art employed to manage relations with other countries for the attainment of core national interests. In this dexterous art, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has nimbly played his diplomatic card...


Kashmir: A Heaven on Fire

  • KIPS CSS Admin
  • Aug, 2016
  • Regional

The provocation began immediately after his demise, rapidly spreading widely in the region. The districts around the Srinagar became volatile and clashes took place between the protesters and the paramilitary forces

8th July was a tragic day for the Kashmiris in Indian held Kashmir. The Indian forces killed Burhan Wani, the chief of operations of Hizbul Mujahideen, Kashmir’s largest fr...


Nuclear Suppliers Group

  • Javaria Khalid
  • Aug, 2016
  • Regional

As far as China and Pakistan are concerned, both states have expressed dissatisfaction to India becoming a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) meeting in Seoul last month ended with no decision on India's application to join the group as a full member. China took a public stand against a nonsignatory country to the Nuclear Non- Proliferation T...


Iran & Pakistan Port Politics of Gwadar and Chabahar

  • Dr Saad S. Khan
  • July, 2016
  • Regional

In international geo-politics, one can choose one's friends but not the neighbors. Yet, the option everybody does have is to choose friendship over rivalry with the neighboring states that one is destined to live by. In case of Pakistan, we have four countries and a sea around us and obviously we cannot change our location or theirs to our convenience. We have the absolute liberty, however, to change an...


Afghan Taliban's Change of Leadership: Old Wine in A New Bottle

  • Dr Syed Hussain Shaheed Soherwordi
  • July, 2016
  • Regional

In May 2016, Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a drone strike. Following his death Hibatullah Akhundzada was appointed as the Taliban supreme commander on 25th May 2016

Profile of New Taliban Chief Hibatullah Akhunzada

The Afghan Taliban’s new leader Hibatullah Akhundzada is a religious scholar from Kandahar who strongly believes in the status q...