NUCLEAR TERRORISM – ARE WE PREPARED FOR IT?

NDU Journal 2010 Abstract Nuclear terrorism is being touted as the latest on the list of emerging threats. Theoretically speaking, acts of nuclear terrorism can take place outside heavily guarded civil and military facilities, particularly during the transportation of radioactive materials. A number of government agencies in Pakistan are working towards ensuring that such a […]

HOW PAKISTAN NEGOTIATES WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

Abstract Irrespective of their size and power potential, countries engage with each other. The basic motivation to interact stems from the countries’ national interests. The fundamental tenet of diplomacy is negotiations. Breakdown in communication can be fatal in international relations. Within an asymmetrical relationship Pakistan and the United States have negotiated with each other, whenever […]

NUCLEAR RISK REDUCTION (NRR) IN SOUTH ASIA

Abstract India and Pakistan relations teeter precariously on the pivot of unresolved issues like Kashmir. Both countries possess well equipped conventional and strategic forces in order to deter the other from initiating hostilities. These are explosive ingredients that make the region a potential tinderbox. Cognizant of the challenges and hazards that threaten peace and stability […]

Strategic Decision Making: Pakistan’s Support to the US War on Terror

Introduction The decision by the Pakistani leadership to unconditionally support the US in their war on terror after the 9/11 attacks has had long-term consequences. Now that the US intervention in Afghanistan is rapidly moving towards its denouement, the implications have become painfully clear. Pakistan has to contend with a declining economy, poor law and […]