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Afghanistan and the issue of Transnational Conspiracy

... air portals towards the passage of drug luggage and containers. Sources close to CIA say that transnational anti-crime and counter drug activities of South/West Asia depict the enormous drug cartels with tons of drugs making their way to Central Asia, South Asia, South West Asia, South East Asia, Middle East and Europe and America unimpeded. It also serves to resupply the organized crime groups with weapons of war coming into Afghan territories. Furthermore, the required chemicals for the heroin production ...

Sohail Ajmal
14.08.2018 11:14:26

Blow to International Humanitarian Law

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is applicable on both international and non-international armed conflicts. Given the Kashmir issue, this law, being the major component of international law, has a wider scope and germane applicability on India despite well-staged encounters and operations by its armed forces. The status of Kashmir and associated controversies cannot be amalgamated with power abuse and unabated human right violations of Kashmiri people. Abuse of power by Indian forces while treating...

Ali Bhatti Baber
04.06.2018 22:42:16

Pak-Russia defense ties: a paradigm shift in defense cooperation

The increasing defense co-operation between Pakistan and Russia imply that arrangement is essentially a paradigm shift in the defense policy framework of both countries. Former army Chief General Raheel Sharif visited Moscow in the year 2015. The visit was significant because Indo-Pak tensions were particularly high at that time. India and Pakistan were engaged in intermittent border skirmishes on control line. The visit proved fruitful and resulted in the first ever mutual military venture between...

Ali Bhatti Baber
28.02.2018 08:11:47

Pakistan’s SCO membership: success with liabilities

A few months ago, Pakistan successfully managed to secure the membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) which is, undoubtedly, a significant accomplishment for the country. Credit must be given to the drivers of Pakistan’s foreign policy and owes to the multitude of reasons. However, Pakistan has much more to achieve via SCO platform because this membership has not only strengthened the regional position of Pakistan but at the same time has opened up various avenues of liabilities. Therefore...

Ali Bhatti Baber
14.11.2017 08:42:10

NSG conundrum and Strategic Stability in South Asia

Creation of Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) was an attempt to carry the perennial fight against nuclear proliferation. Group was created in 1974 when India steadily carried out the nuclear explosion which irreversibly changed the strategic environment in South Asia. Now, Indian inclusion in this group is receiving the close review of analysts and strategists. Primarily, NSG was formed to prevent the nuclear proliferation by all means including overseeing the re-transfer, export and protection of all kind ...

Ali Bhatti Baber
26.10.2017 16:00:13

Banning Nuclear Tests in South Asia

... country’s proposal for simultaneous adherence to CTBT with India. This proposal of converting their respective unilateral moratorium into bilateral arrangement on non-testing of nuclear weapons is reflective of positive intent towards promoting restraint in South Asia.However, India still does not support the treaty and resolves to retain the option of nuclear testing, as stated in 2009 by the then Indian foreign minister. Two leading explanations for playing this double-game are New Delhi’s need to test ...

Ullah Sufian
07.07.2017 18:55:42

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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