Thursday, December 7, 2023
Abstract The world order that we have come to experience since the end of the Second World War is undergoing notable strategic shifts. Major power competition is intensifying. Global socio-economic norms that were negotiated through decades long diplomacy are being ignored. Advent of President Trump has expedited the...
Abstract This article seeks to identify the recent trends in the international nuclear order, and their implications for strategic stability. Post-1945, the international community wanted to contain the spread of nuclear weapons while optimizing the use of nuclear technology for peaceful uses. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) represented a...
The world order that we had come to know since the end of Second World War is rapidly collapsing. With the rise of China as an economic giant, and several other states asserting their economic and military power, a multipolar world is emerging. And with that a quest for...
Abstract In 1979, Afghanistan witnessed a super power contest between the erstwhile Soviet Union and the United States. Soviets withdrew in 1988, the US left soon thereafter, and the Mujahideen, who had fought Soviet forces, started fighting with each other, producing in the process large ungoverned spaces in Afghanistan. Although...
The world order that has ruled the globe since the end of the Second World War has been under severe stress for some years now. The growing challenges to the supremacy of the United States as the sole super-power, the rise of China on the world stage and the...
Presentation by DG ISSI at theIslamabad Security Dialogue (ISD) 2022onEconomic Security and Geoeconomics02 April 2022 The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad organized a seminar at the Institute on 9th March 2022 on Economic Security and Geo-Economics: Challenges and Opportunities for Pakistan. The participants included former federal and provincial finance ministers and...
India and Pakistan, two nuclear-armed neighbours, have vital stakes in maintaining strategic stability in South Asia. However, some disturbing shifts are now being observed in India’s approach towards the imperatives of strategic stability. Its aggressive pursuit of military modernisation and acquisition of emerging technologies, coupled with reported doctrinal shifts,...

Self-determination

IMAGINE yourself as a Kashmiri born in Srinagar on Jan 5, 1949. You are 73 years old, and have completed nearly every phase of your life. You took decisions on what to study, where to work, how to contribute, and preparing to retire. A full circle of life. But...

A Shift to Geo-economics?

THE year 2021 will be remembered in Pakistan for the fight against Covid, the return of a Taliban government in Afghanistan, continuing tensions with India, and the intensifying US-China competition. But the year would also be remembered for a deliberate effort towards a more comprehensive paradigm of national security...
The past four decades have shown that it was not without a rationale that the poet of the East, Allama Iqbal, described Afghanistan as “the heart of Asia”. Iqbal made a profound prophecy. If Afghanistan was not at peace, the Asian continent would not prosper, and vice versa. Afghanistan...