Hamzah Rifaat

Either Eat Grass or Confront the Bomb – There Is Room for Middle Ground

in Books, Nuclear, Nuclear Weapons, Pakistan, Research

  It’s amazing how academia (pretty much like any field) contains its share of pessimists and optimists who manage to polarize opinion. The caveat that needs to be understood, however, is from where the pessimism or optimism stems; whether it is Pervez Hoodbhoy’s proclivity towards nuclear abolition when issues of security in South Asia are

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Sulman Ali

A Cautious Diplomatic Step: Iranian-P5+1Nuclear Deal

in Cooperation, Iran, Nuclear, Nuclear Weapons, Policy, Politics, Security

  On April 2, Iran and the P5+1 concluded a “Political Framework” regarding the Iranian nuclear program after painstaking rounds of negotiations. A glance at history shows the twists and turns and ups and downs of this whole program since its inception. From Western-assisted to facing Western hostility, this program certainly phased through numerous regional, global,

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Tridivesh Singh Maini

India and Pakistan: Back to Square One?

in Cooperation, India, Pakistan, Politics, Terrorism • 1 Response

  The release of the 26/11 mastermind Zaki-Ur-Rehman Lakhvi on April 10 from Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi has once again cast a shadow on engagement between India and Pakistan. India expressed its displeasure with the release of Lakhvi through India’s High Commissioner in Pakistan TCA Raghavan’s meeting with Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary. Lakhvi had been granted bail

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Mirza Muhammad Masood Akbar

Changing the Mindset

in Cooperation, Culture, India, Pakistan, Peace, Politics, Strategic Culture • 16 Responses

  The rivalry between India and Pakistan has adversely affected peace and stability in South Asia. We live in the twenty-first century, an era in which states have adopted the model of regional integration and the policy of economic cooperation to safeguard their security objectives. The South Asian region, despite being a potential economic hub

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Abhijit Iyer Mitra

Iran Nuclear Deal: A Positive for India?

in India, Iran, Negotiations, Nuclear, Nuclear Weapons, Politics, Security • 4 Responses

  The Iran nuclear deal is a wonderful opportunity for India. The real test, however, will be whether the deal actually follows through (or even has the ability to follow through) on the opportunities presented. Far from being a stabilising factor, the nuclear deal, in my opinion, is in fact giving licence to Iran to

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