Anant Mishra

Escalated Rivalry: Discussing Indian – Pakistani Nuclear Stalemate

in India, Nuclear, Nuclear Weapons, Pakistan, Policy

  The reality of nuclear weapons came into existence after the acceleration of atomic bomb development in the twentieth century, which brought a new age of warfare and a new technique of military engagement between two or more nations. Although the basic reason for war remained the same (from access to water resources to territorial

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Zafar Khan

Strategic Imperatives for Deterrence Stability in South Asia

in Arms Control, China, Cooperation, Disarmament, India, Nuclear, Nuclear Weapons, Pakistan, Policy, US, USSR

  Conceptually crafting a strategy for South Asian deterrence stability is to understand that (primarily) escalation control is interdependent with deterrence stability—that is, escalation control may not occur without the possible application of deterrence stability. And deterrence stability requires a conducive, peaceful, stable, and balanced strategic environment between the two states, especially when they are

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Sulman Ali

Pakistan-China Gwadar Port Agreement: Balance of Power Game in South Asia

in China, Foreign Policy, India, Pakistan, Trade

  “Whoever controls the Indian Ocean dominates Asia.  The ocean is the key to the seven seas.  In the 21st century the destiny of the world will be decided on its waters.” These words – often misattributed to Alfred Thayer Mahan, the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century – seem to be proven

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Farhan Hanif Siddiqi

Will the Iranian Nuclear Agreement Impact Iranian Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics?

in Iran, Negotiations, Nonproliferation, Nuclear, Nuclear Weapons • 1 Response

  The debate over Iran’s nuclear weapons program generated as a consequence of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 states signed on April 2, 2015 has tended to concentrate primarily on just that. Reading through the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), it is evident that Iran will still have the option of

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Sana Ali

Pakistan’s Terror Crisis: Part II – Functioning in a Political Minefield

in Pakistan, Policy, Terrorism

  For Pakistan to triumph over its internal security crises, improving ties with key regional players is a must. The last decade in South and Central Asia has demonstrated dramatic ebbs and flows in bilateral and trilateral relations. When unpredictability becomes the new normal, leadership is forced to confront each development no longer in isolation,

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